NJ Nasal Reconstruction
What is New Jersey Nasal Reconstruction Surgery?
Nasal reconstruction surgery is most often required after the removal of malignant skin growth on the nose, and can also be performed after an accident or to correct another nasal disorder, such as deviated septum. This delicate and complex procedure, performed by a skilled and detailed surgeon, can restore the look of the nose to nearly its original shape and skin texture and return the nasal passages to normal functioning. Dr. Rosenberg has the experience and expertise to perform your nasal reconstruction with the best possible outcome.*
*Disclaimer: Surgical results are not guaranteed and vary greatly from patient to patient.
Dr. Rosenberg will begin by assessing the need for a NJ nasal reconstruction procedure after the removal of the growth tissue and will recommend nasal reconstructive surgery if secondary intention healing, the natural process of granulation, will be unable to properly to heal the wound or will leave excessive scarring on or inside the nose. Nasal reconstruction can also decrease healing time required after the removal of growth tissue to prevent against functional and aesthetic deformities that can result from wound contraction, another consideration Dr. Rosenberg will address during his assessment.
Before beginning a NJ deviated septum repair or a malignant skin removal procedure, Dr. Rosenberg will carefully examine the cartilage structure, musculature, and various skin types of the nose to ensure the best possible functional and aesthetic outcome. Nasal reconstruction is a complex surgery, and careful attention to the various aspects of the nose enables the doctor to assess the availability, size, shape, and vascularity of cutaneous flaps with which to cover the wound, determine the specific points of wound-closure tension, and locate the areas where incisions should be made to give the patient the best possible outcome.
In cases in which a malignant growth has been removed, Dr. Rosenberg will examine the extirpation wound to enable him to match skin types from areas adjacent to the wound, avoid any scar tissue or radiation stigma, and assess any functional damage that may have been caused by the growth or its removal. Prior to the surgery he will also discuss any asymmetry or other pre-existing aesthetic conditions with the patient to ensure that both the patient and the New Jersey plastic surgeon have the same outcome expectations.
Simple local anesthesia is usually sufficient to avoid discomfort for the patient during nasal reconstruction surgery. Dr. Rosenberg will apply a local anesthetic to the area about fifteen minutes prior to the procedure to allow the anesthetic to permeate the soft tissue of the nose. If required, nerve blocks can be used for procedures of longer durations.
Prior to performing the NJ nasal reconstruction, Dr. Rosenberg will select the surgical procedure that will provide the best possible functional and aesthetic outcome. A variety of reconstructive options must be considered depending on the type and location of the wound. Among these Dr. Rosenberg may choose a linear closure, a split-thickness or full-thickness graft, or one of several cutaneous flap alternatives. Each of these approaches to nasal reconstruction surgery has it own advantages and disadvantages, and Dr. Rosenberg will discuss these with the patient before beginning the surgery.
Following the Fort Lee surgery, the patient's suture line will treated with an anti-bacterial agent to promote healing, and the wound will be covered with a pressure dressing. The patient will be instructed to clean the wound and re-apply the ointment three times per day while the sutures remain. The sutures are usually removed within five to seven days to prevent visible suture tracks from remaining on the nose, and the patient should have a follow-up appointment with Dr. Rosenberg about six to eight weeks after the removal of the sutures.
New Jersey nasal reconstruction surgery is safe and effective, and complications rarely arise when the procedure is done by a qualified surgeon. Dr. Paul Rosenberg not only completed a two-year residency program in plastic surgery and has been practicing it since 1997, but he also underwent an additional, elective, six-month training program on reconstructive surgery of the face, nose, eyes, and forehead. He has the knowledge and expertise to give you the best outcome from your nasal reconstruction surgery. Contact our Fort Lee plastic surgery center today to schedule a consultation.