I Have Lost my Left Nostril After a Dog Attack, is It Possible to Replace It and What Are the Risk?

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Reconstruccion de ala nasal

hola. Si es posible reconstruir el ala nasal y por consiguiente la fosa nasal. Es muy importante ver las fotografias para saber exactamente el tamano y la localizacion. Existen muchos colgajos locales. Desde el nasogeniano, hasta el feontal. Pasando por el injerto libre de lobulo auricular si es muy pequeno. Por favor envianos tus fotos para darte un diagnostico, tratamiento y posibilidad de complicaciones. Saludos. Dr. Mario Alfonso Gonzalez Cepeda. Cancun Quintana Roo.

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I Have Lost my Left Nostril After a Dog Attack, is It Possible to Replace It and What Are the Risk?

Yes, this can be repaired. If the entire nostril is missing it needs to be reconstructed as three layers - skin, cartilage support and lining tissue. This typically requires cartilage from behind one ear, tissue from inside the nose and skin from either the cheek or forehead. For a truly aesthetic result, this procedure requires several staged surgeries. However, the results in experienced hands are striking. I hope this information is helpful.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS

Weber Facial Plastic Surgery

Modern reconstructive techniques can restore a more attractive nose

Using the techniques called facial flaps and cartilage grafts, a new nostril can be constructed. Templates are taken and copied from the other side. It may take 4 or 5 operations but at the end, a reasonably attractive nose can be restored.

Steven J. Pearlman, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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