Nasal Reconstruction

Dr. Furze’s extensive proficiency in nasal surgery makes him an ideal surgeon to perform a complex variety of nasal reconstruction surgeries, from straightforward to very compound cases.

Nasal Reconstruction in Orange County

The goal of nasal reconstruction surgery is to restore the normal function and appearance of the nose. Not only is the nose a highly visible part of the face, but it is also an important part of our respiratory system and provides us with our sense of smell. As such, nasal reconstruction is a very complex surgery that requires a high level of surgical skill and experience.

Do I Need Nasal Reconstruction?

Dr. Alexis Furze most frequently performs nasal reconstruction surgery on patients who have had skin cancer removed from their nose. When skin cancer is removed, a large part of healthy tissue around the cancerous tumor is also removed as well. In some cases, large portions of the nose may be removed, requiring extensive reconstruction afterwards. Reconstruction surgery may also be necessary after certain types of nasal trauma, such as a nose injury caused by a car accident. It may also be performed to correct a nose that is malformed due to a congenital defect.


How should I prepare for nasal reconstruction surgery?

Following the consultation with Dr. Furze, patients will have a clear understanding of how best to prepare for a nose job procedure. Smoking and using certain medications may cause clotting and excessive bleeding during surgery and slow down the body’s healing process. We recommend that individuals cease the consumption of alcohol, cigarettes, and blood-thinners one month prior to your nose job.

What is nasal reconstruction surgery like?

Dr. Furze performs nasal reconstruction surgery as an outpatient procedure to correct medical or cosmetic irregularities that affect the nose. During the procedure, patients are administered a sedative to promote comfort and relaxation as the surgeon enhances the delicate facial structure. By using a combination of advanced artistry, facial flaps, and extreme precision, the surgeon is able to create a more harmonious appearance. Your open or closed rhinoplasty procedure is performed in under 2 hours in our California office.

What is the recovery process like?

During treatment, the surgeon may place a splint or packing in your nose to act as support throughout the initial healing period. Since swelling occurs as a result of surgery, discomfort and bruising are most prominent during the first 5 days following a rhinoplasty procedure. After the nose shaping procedure, Dr. Furze provides each patient with a comprehensive after-care plan- it covers the following information:

  • Safe medications to reduce pain and chance of infection
  • Symptoms to keep an eye out for
  • Your scheduled follow-up appointment
  • How to apply ointment to the treatment area(s)

What can rhinoplasty treat?

Reconstructing the nose is a difficult challenge for most facial surgeons. The nose is one of the body’s most important features, and it promotes a good first impression. Trained in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Furze uses innovative techniques to recreate the nose while maintaining nasal structure and function. The surgeon’s qualifications allow him to address complex nasal reconstruction surgeries with patients of varying ethnicities. Dr. Furze regularly treats the following:

  • Individuals with skin cancer
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Trauma-related injuries
  • Previous revision surgeries

How do I select a good doctor to perform my rhinoplasty?

Men and women seeking nasal reconstruction generally choose doctors based on location. While this method may be convenient, it does not always provide optimal results. Individuals should select a rhinoplasty expert based on the doctor’s qualifications, skills and before/after photos. Dr. Furze has performed over 10,000 nasal and sinus surgeries, his dedication and attentiveness have earned him countless highly satisfied patients. Our highly-trained medical team is proud to treat patients across the nation.

Performing Nasal Reconstruction Surgery

At our Newport Beach office, each nasal reconstruction surgery is completely unique and requires extensive preparation. Dr. Furze spends a considerable amount of time planning the surgery so it will yield the best aesthetic and functional result. The surgical approach will depend upon the extent of damage or absent nasal anatomy. In many cases, Dr. Furze will need to use special skin grafts, known as facial flaps, to replace missing nasal skin and allow for a normal appearance after surgery. Sometimes the creation of the facial flap may require a separate procedure before Dr. Furze performs the nasal reconstruction.

Dr. Furze performs nasal reconstruction at the HOAG Hospital in Newport Beach, Orange County. Nasal reconstructions performed while the patients is under general anesthesia or with local anesthesia and intravenous sedation, both of which are administered by an anesthesiologist who works closely with Dr. Furze to monitor the patient’s well-being during the surgery. After gaining access to the underlying structure, Dr. Furze will reshape and reposition nasal bones and cartilages. If necessary, splints or grafts may be placed inside the nose to provide support. Next the skin will be redraped and stitched back in place. If a facial flap is being used, Dr. Furze will position the flap and carefully suture it in the desired position.

After the surgery, Dr. Furze will bandage the nose and may apply an external splint to protect the nose during the first week of healing. The patient will remain at the hospital for several hours until Dr. Furze is confident that he or she is well enough to return home. Most patients return home on the same day of their surgery, but those requiring a facial flap may need to stay overnight.

Why Choose Dr. Furze for Nasal Reconstruction

Nasal reconstruction is a complex surgery that has two equally important goals – to preserve nasal function and to maintain the nose’s aesthetic appearance. Dr. Furze is a highly skilled surgeon who is board certified in both Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. His extensive training and experience in nasal surgery make him an ideal surgeon to perform a wide variety of nasal reconstruction surgeries, from straightforward to very complex cases. If you require nasal reconstruction, we encourage you to contact our Orange County office today to set up an appointment with Dr. Furze.

What Our Patients are Saying

“I am a rhinoplasty surgery patient and it took me 9 years to finally choose a surgeon to trust with my nose”

Dr. Alexis is a pleasant young doctor who is knowledgeable and willing to take the time to answer your questions and cover all your concerns so that you feel good when you leave his office. I definitely recommend him if ever need his services.

Dr. Furze is easy to communicate with, and is meeting all my post op needs. Of course this is after a successful surgery that I fully understood and was scheduled on my terms as immediate as was needed.

Written by Dr. Furze
Last updated: Thu 25 April, 2019
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