Nasal Reconstructive Treatment Options

Advanced Options for You

At Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital, we’re leaders in the area of complex nasal reconstructive surgery. In fact, many of the techniques used worldwide for nasal reconstruction were developed here at Carondelet. Our expertise allows us to provide a wide array of approached to nasal surgery that can help individuals suffering from all types of major facial defects.

Many of the techniques used worldwide for nasal reconstruction were developed here at Carondelet.

Our Treatment Options

Because every individual is different, surgeons evaluate everyone individually to determine the best possible approach for nasal surgery. Our expertise allows us to perform a wide range of procedures to help ensure you receive the best results possible to correct your problem. Our treatment options include:

Nasal and Facial Reconstruction

Reconstructive surgery is surgery performed to restore a missing or deformed body part to normal appearance and function. Skin, cartilage or bone and/or lining may be missing from any area of the face or nose. Depending on the problem, repair may require:

  • Simple wound closure
  • Skin grafts from the forehead, ear or cheek
  • Flaps from within the nose, cheek or forehead
  • For major defects, the replacement of external skin, cartilage support and inner nasal lining

Nasal Septal Reconstruction or Septoplasty

Septoplasty is a surgical procedure involving functional reconstruction of the nasal airway due to a deviated septum or trauma. The purpose of this surgery is to provide better airflow for patients who are suffering from nasal airway obstruction.


Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure for making the nose look better and/or for improving nasal functioning associated with breathing problems. Patients commonly undergo rhinoplasty to alter the size, shape or angle of the nose.

  • Primary rhinoplasty is a procedure performed on the nose for the first time
  • Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure performed to touch up or improve a past nasal operation
  • Cleft lip rhinoplasty repairs the nasal deformity that may be associated with a cleft lip or palate


Septorhinoplasty is a procedure that combines rhinoplasty with major repair of the nasal septum.

Linear repair

Linear or side-to-side repair is appropriate for some small wounds on the nose, particularly on the lateral nasal sidewalls or the central nasal dorsum. Many areas of the nose are not suitable for this surgical procedure, however, because of the unavailability of mobile tissue.

Learn More

To find out more about nasal reconstructive surgery at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital, call (520) 873-3000.