Nasal reconstruction is performed for both aesthetic and functional reasons, and can repair aesthetic deformities caused by trauma or cancer, as well as structural reconstruction to correct anatomical issues resulting from genetics.
Dr. Bloom’s approach to nasal reconstruction
Dr. Bloom’s approach to restoring a more normal appearance and function to the nose is entirely dependent on the patient’s unique case. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Bloom is extensively trained in using grafts of skin, bone, and cartilage harvested from other parts of the body to achieve the desired results with nasal reconstruction. This procedure can range from minor skin revisions to extensive structural repair — but no matter how extensive the surgery, the emotional joy that our patients receive afterward is truly remarkable.
The goal of nasal reconstruction
Nasal reconstruction moves skin and tissue in order to best preserve the nasal lining, support structures, and coverage. The ultimate goal is to restore the most natural-looking appearance possible while at the same time ensuring that the nose functions properly. Reconstructive surgery isn’t 100% cosmetic, but a surgeon with skill and an artist’s eye is important in order to deliver an outcome that will help the patient feel like themselves.
What can nasal reconstruction address?
Trauma and injury
Nasal injuries can happen to anyone, with the trauma resulting from everything from dog bites to car accidents to fights. Nasal reconstruction from trauma should be performed within at least ten days of the injury.
Congenital deformities include conditions such as a cleft palate. As the patients are often very young, even babies, it takes a highly skilled and experienced facial reconstructive surgeon to perform this procedure.
Skin cancer of the nose
The nose is notoriously difficult to reconstruct after skin cancer, so it’s of the utmost importance to carefully select the right reconstructive surgeon for this procedure. When done well, the outcome can be life-changing.
Older injuries, genetics, and other factors can sometimes cause breathing to simply be too difficult, and a septoplasty can’t always solve the issue. Nasal reconstruction can often address functionality problems and help a patient be able to freely breathe again.
The first step to nasal reconstruction is to meet with Dr. Bloom so that he can assess you or your child’s condition and determine the best treatment plan. He will go over your medical history, any past surgeries, etc. He will perform a physical exam of the affected area as well.
Once Dr. Bloom has all of this information, he will take you step-by-step through the entire procedure process, what to expect during healing, and home care instructions for a smooth recovery.
You will also be able to ask him any questions you may have during this time, and if you choose to work with Dr. Bloom, you will have direct access to him via phone at any time.
Dr. Bloom: Nasal reconstruction surgeon
Dr. Jason Bloom, MD, FACS is a sought-after expert in the highly specialized area of facial plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery. He has been double board-certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and he is also a well-known and widely respected trainer, teacher, author, and consultant within the industry. Additionally, Dr. Bloom is an assistant professor at Penn and Temple. Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery is a premier facial plastic surgery center combining expert surgeons with an injectable expert nurse and a fantastic aesthetician team. We offer very personalized and directed care. If you’re seeking an exceptional nasal reconstruction surgeon, we invite you to contact us today to set up your consultation.