Reconstruction of the Nose

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2019 Feb;27(1):43-54. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2018.08.006.


Nasal reconstructive techniques have advanced significantly over the past 50 years. Modern techniques in nasal reconstruction are based on the nasal aesthetic subunits. In order to achieve ideal outcomes, reconstructive surgeons must consider differences in tissue qualities across the nasal aesthetic subunits and formulate reconstructive plans based on these differences. Local flaps, skin grafts, and several types of interpolated flaps comprise the most commonly used techniques for nasal reconstruction. Defects that involve structural or internal lining defects require reconstruction of significantly higher complexity.

Keywords: Facial plastic surgery; Head and neck reconstruction; Mohs excision; Nasal reconstruction; Skin cancer.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Nose Deformities, Acquired / etiology
  • Nose Deformities, Acquired / pathology
  • Nose Deformities, Acquired / surgery*
  • Nose Neoplasms / pathology
  • Nose Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Rhinoplasty / methods*
  • Skin Transplantation*
  • Surgical Flaps*