Reconstructive surgical procedures are performed on the facial soft tissues and bones after trauma, tumor removal, or other causes. At times, this involves a creative and artistic approach to replacing or repairing the involved area. Reconstructive surgery of the facial bones involves incisions on the face to minimize the deformity and the surgical approach. The fractured facial bones are then reduced and secured with small plates to keep the bones in the best possible position. Depending on the nature of the fractures or tumors, overnight hospitalization may be required.

       Reconstructive nasal surgery is done to change the inside as well as the outside of the nose. This can involve surgical approaches with incisions only inside the nose or can include an external incision. The fractured and misplaced bone and cartilage can then be repositioned as much as possible. At times, removal or repositioning of the cartilage or bone is performed. The repair of the inside and the outside can usually be done simultaneously. Reconstructive nasal surgery is usually performed as an outpatient surgical procedure.

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