Scar Hypertrophy Causing Nasal Obstruction Reconstruction

J Craniofac Surg. 2024 Jun 11. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000010406. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

Reconstructive surgery plays a crucial role in addressing congenital defects, posttraumatic deformities, and related conditions, providing transformative solutions for patients. Its primary goal is to restore or enhance damaged tissue structures, improving both functionality and appearance, and empowering individuals to lead fulfilling lives. Take, for example, a female patient who experienced a nasal infection after a cat bite. Despite initial treatment, she developed severe scar contractures and excessive scar tissue within her nostrils, significantly impacting her quality of life. Seeking assistance, she consulted the authors' plastic and reconstructive surgery team. By utilizing various flap techniques, the authors embarked on the intricate journey of reconstructing her nasal framework, ultimately restoring both form and function.