Nasal reconstruction, or septorhinoplasty, is any nasal work done to correct trauma to the face and nose. Nasal fractures and deviated septums, cause problems with normal breathing, nasal function and facial imbalance, and usually require reconstructive surgery of the nose. Injury to the nose is the most common type of facial trauma, with more than 1 million people annually having reconstructive procedures.
Many people have nasal surgery to correct distortions from a previous surgery. Others have nose surgery to create the nose of their dreams because they’ve never been happy with the nose they were born with.
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• Restores & changes the size, shape & angle of the nose
• Corrects damage from injury or previous nose surgery
• Restores breathing & normal sense of smell
• Dr. Bloom is specialized in all facial reconstructive surgeries
Anyone over 15 years of age, who has suffered from facial/nose trauma, who needs and has a strong desire to correct nasal form and function is a good candidate for nasal reconstruction.
Nasal reconstruction can take from 45 minutes to several hours depending upon the complexity and combination of procedures. Incisions are made inconspicuously either inside the nose or outside, and splints are usually required after surgery. Dr. Bloom employs advanced techniques to correct a deviated septum, remove any nasal obstructions and to reshape the nose. If reconstruction is being done after skin cancer removal, Dr. Bloom may use different local skin flap repairs to restore a pleasing appearance and normal function. Septoplasty is used to correct a deviated or obstructing nasal eptum. Swelling, bruising and discomfort is normal and to be expected.
1. You will need to rest in bed with your head elevated for the first day.
2. You will need to sleep with head elevated for a couple of weeks until swelling resolves.
3. Swelling, bruising and discomfort is normal and to be expected but it all resolves on its own over a few days.
4. Discomfort is normal and can be managed with oral pain medication and cool compresses.
5. Avoid strenuous activities for 2-3 weeks while healing takes place – this includes sports, lifting, bending, stooping and straining.
6. Keep your post operative appointments…they are critical.
Dr. Jason D. Bloom is an award winning, Ivy-League trained facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Bloom has worked at some of the most elite and renowned institutions in the country. His extensive experience and reputable training provide the foundation for his excellent technical skills and surgical aesthetic. He is dedicated to the treatment of patients with both cosmetic concerns and reconstructive problems of the head and neck.
A nasal fracture, deviated septum & other facial distortions can hinder normal nasal functions & create a displeasing appearance.
Local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia will be used depending upon the choices made during your consultation with Dr. Bloom.
Simple procedures can take as little as 45 minutes while more complex operations may take as long as 3-4 hours. Complexity and techniques determine the time frame.
They can be inside or outside the nose depending upon the type of procedure needed to correct your deformities. Closed or endonasal techniques place the incisions inside the nose. Open techniques place a small incision on the outside of the columella, on the underside of the nose. Dr. Bloom hides them as inconspicuously as possible.
Yes. Incisions result in scars. Dr. Bloom uses the most advanced techniques to minimize visible scarring and those that do occur are well hidden and fade into nearly invisible thin threads over time.
If it is considered medically necessary, insurance typically covers it. You need to check with your provider about this. Financing is available if needed and information is available in our business office.