Patients who have complicated nasal structural problems, which cannot be corrected with a simple septoplasty, may need an advanced nasoseptal reconstruction. Dr. Kim will discuss what bothers you about the function or appearance of your nose to determine what surgical options are best for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Men and women in good health, and some patients even as young as fourteen, seeking improvement in their nasal function are perfect candidates for nasal septal reconstruction.
Nasoseptal reconstruction is performed in an operating room under anesthesia for maximum patient comfort and best results. Dr. Kim’s nasoseptal reconstruction techniques vary and are tailored to each patient’s individual functional and aesthetic needs. Incisions are made to be undetectable following surgery. Dr. Kim will determine which technique is best for you during a personalized surgical consultation.
Patients are free to go home a few hours following surgery. Recovery may take up to two weeks. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are common during this time, but easily managed by keeping the head elevated, applying cold compresses around the eyes and nose, and by following postoperative care instructions. Patients will have an external splint for the first week to aid in healing and reduce swelling. Dr. Kim speeds up her patient’s recovery time, and reduces bruising or swelling, by recommending oral vitamin C and arnica during the recovery process.