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.