Reconstructive Rhinoplasty is done for tissue defects caused by trauma, congenital defects or excision of tumors.
Any loss of nasal tissue needs replacement.
For any nasal tissue loss, it is necessary to provide an inner lining, outer covering and skeletal support.
The replacements of tissues for full thickness loss needs two types of grafts:
Whenever the nasal defect is beyond surgical repair e.g. after excision of huge tomors of nose or extensive mutilations of the nose due to injuries or when general condition of the patient does not permit surgical repair, nasal prosthesis remains the appropriate choice for rehabilitation.
Ideal nasal prosthesis should be soft and nicely match the colour of the skin.