Birth defects, skin cancer, injuries, and accidents may require nose reconstruction to restore function and aesthetics. Dr. Balinger offers nose reconstruction for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Nose Reconstruction?
Nose reconstruction at Houston Plastic Surgery Associates is a type of plastic surgery that balances function with aesthetics. Some of the types of cases that Dr. Balinger works with are:
- Restoring nose shape after skin cancer removal
- Correcting congenital abnormalities inside the nose
- Addressing issues that stem from improper healing and scar tissue after injuries
- Trauma-related abnormalities that may interfere with breathing or cause sinus issues
How Much Does Nose Reconstruction Cost?
After your consultation with Dr. Balinger, we will review your treatment plan and the associated costs. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of Nose Reconstruction?
Dr. Balinger can perform the same types of nose procedures as a general surgeon, yet his expertise in plastic surgery also allows for the cosmetic outcomes to be considered in the surgical plan. He can perform both procedures at the same time, or you may choose to work with him after your primary procedure. For secondary procedures, the nose reconstruction can be done shortly after the first surgery or once you heal.
How is Nose Reconstruction Performed?
General anesthesia is required for nose reconstruction. Dr. Balinger will use an “open” or “closed” technique based on the complexity of the surgery. “Open” nose reconstruction means that an incision is made in the skin between the nostrils and the skin is separated from the cartilage. The “closed” technique is for less intensive cases, and all modifications are made through the nostrils. No incisions are needed with “closed” nose reconstruction.
What is Recovery Like After Nose Reconstruction?
Healing from nose reconstruction can take six to 12 months, and you will need to manage some swelling, bruising, and discomfort during that time. Expect to be at home resting for at least two weeks, and you will need to take time off from work, school, sports, exercise, and other activities. Your nose may be splinted for up to two weeks, and you will not be able to breathe through your nose or blow your nose. If you suffer from allergies or sinusitis, Dr. Balinger will recommend ways to manage these symptoms while you are healing from nose reconstruction.
How Long Will Nose Reconstruction Results Last?
The results of your nose reconstruction are permanent. Dr. Balinger schedules follow-up appointments to check how the tissues are healing. In some cases, additional procedures are needed to refine the results of nose reconstruction. These procedures may be recommended for functional or cosmetic purposes.
If your nose has been damaged during an accident or if you have a congenital condition that affects your nose and breathing, nose reconstruction may be a good option. Dr. Christopher Balinger offers nose reconstruction for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free nose reconstruction consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.