Nasal Reconstruction

If your nose has experienced any sort of damage to its form or function as a result of a congenital defect, injury, cancer, or surgery, you may be a candidate for nasal reconstruction.
If you are concerned about the appearance of your nose because it has been damaged or altered in any way, a nasal reconstruction by Dr. Pellegrino may be the solution. Nasal reconstruction is a complex procedure that requires an extensive amount of surgical training and experience, as well as an expert's understanding of both the two-dimensional and three-dimensional proportions of noses. Choosing Dr. Pellegrino for your nasal reconstruction guarantees that you are in the best possible hands in Delaware.

An overview of nasal reconstruction

At your nasal reconstruction consultation, Dr. Pellegrino will provide a totally customized evaluation of your concerns and unique facial composition, as well as gather a comprehensive history. He will then craft an individualized plan to reconstruct your nose. Nasal reconstruction is often performed along with rhinoplasty to alleviate both functional and structural concerns about your nose.

Nasal reconstruction may be performed for any number of issues with the nose, and is often one of the most rewarding procedures for patients. Dr. Pellegrino's surgical background and experience make him exceptionally qualified to perform this procedure.

What concerns can a nasal reconstruction correct?

When performed by an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Pellegrino, a nasal reconstruction will successfully mitigate:
  • Congenital defects
  • Damage or scarring due to an accident, injury, or physical altercation
  • Issues stemming from a prior surgery or procedure
  • Missing or damaged skin and/or cartilage from an illness such as skin cancer

What to expect during recovery

The recovery period of your nasal reconstruction will vary depending on the specifics of your individual procedure. You will likely experience side effects such as mild discomfort and swelling, which typically subside fairy quickly. During your recovery period, you will be advised to avoid strenuous exercise and physical activity, rest often, and sleep with your head elevated to minimize swelling and promote optimal healing. Most patients will be able to resume their normal daily activities within a short time after their procedure, and can expect to be fully healed within several weeks. Dr. Pellegrino and his team will be available to provide guidance throughout your recovery period and during your post-operative follow-up appointments.

Is nasal reconstruction right for you?

If you are considering a nasal reconstruction, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pellegrino to determine whether this is the correct procedure will achieve your desired result. Generally, most men and women in good health are candidates for nasal reconstruction if their primary concern is repairing damage to the form and/or function of the nose from illness, injury, or an undesired result from a prior surgical procedure. It is important to have a realistic expectation of what nasal reconstruction can accomplish as you prepare for your consultation.

Meet Dr. Pellegrino

Dr. Pellegrino is board-certified in plastic surgery and a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. His 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery allows him to create individualized custom treatment plans for each client, leading to beautiful, natural results.

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