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Would I go to the same surgeon for a reconstructive nose surgery as I would for an aesthetic one?
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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Some surgeons routinely do the three main categories of nasal surgery [cosmetic (for appearance improvement), functional (to improve the nasal airway and breathing) and reconstructive (to restore the form or shape of the nose)] but many do not.
You need to ask questions to find out whether your selected surgeon is comfortable with treatment of and has experience with your condition.

In brief: Maybe
Some surgeons routinely do the three main categories of nasal surgery [cosmetic (for appearance improvement), functional (to improve the nasal airway and breathing) and reconstructive (to restore the form or shape of the nose)] but many do not.
You need to ask questions to find out whether your selected surgeon is comfortable with treatment of and has experience with your condition.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Dr. J David Holcomb
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: Maybe
Some of us do both cosmetic and reconstructive rhinoplasty, while some surgeons do only one or the other. Check with your surgeon of choice.
Make sure to treat both appearance and function equally importantly!

In brief: Maybe
Some of us do both cosmetic and reconstructive rhinoplasty, while some surgeons do only one or the other. Check with your surgeon of choice.
Make sure to treat both appearance and function equally importantly!
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Maybe, maybe not...
This is a complicated question: it depends on the surgeon.
Some surgeons perform only cosmetic nasal surgery, some only reconstructive, some both. You will need to do your homework and talk to a variety of surgeons to assess how comfortable each one is with the changes you seek. Good luck!

In brief: Maybe, maybe not...
This is a complicated question: it depends on the surgeon.
Some surgeons perform only cosmetic nasal surgery, some only reconstructive, some both. You will need to do your homework and talk to a variety of surgeons to assess how comfortable each one is with the changes you seek. Good luck!
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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