Understanding the benefits of nasal reconstruction
- Posted on: Mar 15 2021
Nasal reconstruction is a plastic surgery that may be done for both cosmetic and functional reasons. Dr. Payam Daneshrad of the Daneshrad Clinic is pleased to provide patients with solutions that can help them reconstruct the nasal area after traumatic injury, or even birth defects.
Who is a good candidate for nasal reconstruction?
Nasal reconstruction is considered a major surgery, and it is vital that patients are evaluated to determine if they are appropriate candidates. During an initial evaluation with Dr. Payam Daneshrad, patients can work with our provider to see if they are a good fit for this or other facial procedures. Some of the best candidates are those who are:
- In good overall health
- Not taking blood-thinning medication
- Diagnosed with vascular disorders
- Diagnosed with cancer and undergoing radiation
- Realistic about the results that can be expected
- In good mental health and making the decision for themselves
What to expect from the nasal reconstruction procedure
Before the surgical appointment is made, patients consult with Dr. Payam Daneshrad to determine if they are an appropriate candidate for this or other facial procedures. Once patients have been evaluated and want to continue with the treatment, a surgery date is scheduled. During the procedure, the nasal passages are closely evaluated and re-established if needed to maintain proper airflow. Patients who are having the procedure done for cosmetic reasons may have skin, cartilage, and bone removed or replaced, depending on their needs. Most patients can have the procedure done in one surgery, while others may need more than one procedure to complete the process.
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