Reconstructive Rhinoplasty Patient 01
This patient had had at least fifteen rhinoplasties that had destroyed skin and lining. Her airways and external nose were rebuilt using rib cartilage and a staged forehead flap reconstruction.
Reconstructive Rhinoplasty Patient 02
This patient was born as a tiny premature infant. The feeding tube used to nourish her destroyed the lower nose; prior reconstructive attempts elsewhere had been unsuccessful. Using rib cartilage and a staged forehead flap reconstruction, her nose was rebuilt.
Reconstructive Rhinoplasty Patient 03
This patient suffered a dog bite as a child that damaged part of her nose. Reconstruction was performed with ear cartilage and skin and scar revisions.
Reconstructive Rhinoplasty Patient 04
This patient sustained a severe injury that destroyed the lower half of her nose and that had been unsuccessfully repaired years ago with a forehead flap. There was a significant surgical challenge because so much of the nose was missing. With a second, staged forehead flap transfer, local flaps to open her nostrils, and rib cartilage to create shape, the nose was rebuilt to simulate normal contours and a fully functional airway, something the patient had not had for 30 years.