Reconstructive Rhinoplasty

Reconstructive Rhinoplasty in Dallas, TX, With Dr. Yash

Reconstructive rhinoplasty is surgery to restore form and function to the nose after it has been damaged or disfigured by injury, cancer treatment, or other trauma, or to correct birth defects.

Reconstructive rhinoplasty and primary rhinoplasty share the same goal: to reshape your nose to correct any functional problems and to improve your facial appearance. The aim is to create a natural-looking and fully functional nose that is in harmony with your other facial features. In reconstructive rhinoplasty, the starting point is generally a disfigured nose. Bones may be out of place or underdeveloped. Sections of cartilage and skin may be missing.

Reconstructive rhinoplasty is a highly customized procedure that requires extensive surgical expertise and a comprehensive understanding of facial anatomy. The changes made to the nose’s underlying structure of the nose, including bone and cartilage, must be precise, and the surgeon must mold the skin and soft tissue carefully for a natural-looking result.

Dr. Yash Avashia has specialized training and extensive experience in performing primary and reconstructive rhinoplasty and other cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery procedures. He applies his surgical skill, aesthetic sense, and in-depth medical knowledge to produce beautiful and natural-looking results.

To learn more about how reconstructive rhinoplasty in Dallas might benefit you, contact Dr. Yash Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation today.

What Is Reconstructive Rhinoplasty?

Reconstructive rhinoplasty is surgery to rebuild the nose when it has been damaged by trauma or cancer treatment or when it has not developed normally. While reconstructive rhinoplasty offers the same cosmetic and functional improvements as primary rhinoplasty, reconstructive surgeries require additional expertise and skill. In reconstructive rhinoplasty, the surgeon must deal with an additional level of complexity.

Depending on the nature of the injury or disfigurement, Dr. Yash may need to rebuild the entire nasal structure or employ skin grafts (following Mohs surgery for cancer, for example).

Reconstructive rhinoplasty requires a plastic surgeon with unique expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive procedures, a thorough understanding of facial aesthetics in all its diversity, and wide-ranging training and experience in using the most current techniques for nasal surgery.

What Problems Can Reconstructive Rhinoplasty Correct?

A surgeon specializing in reconstructive rhinoplasty may perform this procedure to correct:

  • Damage to the nose from injury or other trauma
  • Loss of skin and other tissue in the nose due to cancer or cancer treatment
  • Congenital defects (nasal malformations present at birth)
  • Structural malformations of the nose resulting from disease or abnormal growth
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Some cases of deviated septum

Will My Insurance Cover Reconstructive Rhinoplasty?

If your health insurance company determines your reconstructive rhinoplasty is medically necessary, they may cover some or all of the costs associated with the procedure. For example, this might be the case if you need surgical correction for a breathing problem or a significant deformity.

In some cases, where the surgery simultaneously fulfills functional and cosmetic purposes, insurance may cover a portion of the cost. If your reconstruction rhinoplasty falls within the range of what is usually medically necessary, our team will work with your insurer to ask about pre-authorization, so you know what you can expect your insurance provider to pay before you schedule the procedure.

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Whether you’re looking to reverse the signs of aging or improve the appearance of a specific area of your body, Dr. Avashia can help you achieve your desired goals. Visit Dr. Yash today to learn more.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Yash as My Reconstructive Rhinoplasty Surgeon in Dallas?

Rhinoplasty is a complex and challenging procedure, requiring carefully refined surgical skill. Dr. Yash has unique expertise in performing nose surgery, with extensive training in functional, cosmetic, and reconstructive rhinoplasty. He uses all the skills gained from these different types of rhinoplasties to provide each patient with the best approach and result. Additionally, Dr. Yash has a reputation for his friendly demeanor and ability to connect with his patients on a personal level.

What to Expect in Your Reconstructive Rhinoplasty Consultation

In your consultation with Dr. Yash, he will examine you to understand your nose’s underlying structure and the nature of the necessary corrections. He will ask questions to understand your goals for the procedure and review your medical history. A photographer will take images of your face from multiple angles, which will help plan the details of the surgery. Dr. Yash will then show you before-and-after pictures of other rhinoplasty patients. These can further clarify your wishes for the procedure and demonstrate the kinds of changes that are possible.

After Dr. Yash has gathered information from the consultation, he will plan the details of your procedure and explain them to you. If reconstructive rhinoplasty seems like the best solution, he will tell you what to expect before and after the surgery and describe the planned results. He will also review the cost of the procedure with you and explain whether your surgery might qualify for insurance coverage. His goal is to be fully transparent so you can make a confident and educated decision.

What Can I Expect Before, During, and After My Reconstructive Rhinoplasty?


Dr. Yash is a partner in the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute and will perform your reconstructive rhinoplasty in the Institute’s state-of-the-art surgery center. The Institute is the top facility for aesthetic surgery in Dallas and among the best in the country. You will arrive on surgery day, check in, and meet with Dr. Yash and your anesthesia provider. After you are resting comfortably under general anesthesia, your surgical team will take you into the operating room.


Reconstructive rhinoplasty is a highly individualized procedure. The approach Dr. Yash will use for your surgery will depend on the degree of correction, your anatomy, and your goals, as determined in your consultation.

When you have had nasal tissue removed in Mohs surgery for cancer or lost skin due to injury, it’s possible to repair your nose either by rearranging the surrounding skin over the gap or by transplanting skin. The forehead is one source for skin transplant in reconstructive rhinoplasty.

When the nasal structure needs corrections, Dr. Yash can perform the surgery as an open procedure. This approach has advantages for making different types of changes to the framework of the nose. Dr. Yash may use cartilage grafts to build up or expand the underlying structure of the nose.  These grafts may be harvested from the nasal septum, rib, or ear.


Reconstructive rhinoplasty is as an outpatient procedure. Once you are alert again after your anesthesia, a friend or family member can drive you home. Dr. Yash will provide you with a full list of post-operative instructions and will be available if you have any immediate questions or issues.

What Can I Expect in Recovery?

Your recovery from reconstructive rhinoplasty will depend on the specifics of your surgery. In most cases, you can expect some short-term discomfort, which you can manage with pain medications. For five or six days after your surgery, you’ll wear a nose splint to hold your reshaped nose in place while it heals. You’re likely to have some minor bruising and swelling for the first week or two, which you can conceal with makeup. Some swelling may continue, especially in the morning, for a few months after your surgery. Dr. Yash will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself in recovery, what medications to take, and when to come back for follow-up appointments.

Patients can typically return to work or school in about a week once the splint comes off. Dr. Yash will advise you to avoid all but light activities for the first two weeks, after which you can gradually build up to more strenuous activity over the following month.

Your nose should be fully healed by one to three months after your surgery. Your results will continue to improve over the first year to 18 months as residual swelling gradually disappears.

Schedule Your Reconstructive Rhinoplasty Consultation in Dallas Today

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how Dr. Yash can restore function and attractive appearance with reconstructive rhinoplasty. Dr. Yash provides exceptional care to patients from Dallas and the surrounding areas of Texas.

Dallas Reconstructive Rhinoplasty FAQ's

Reconstructive rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct structural or functional issues with the nose, often resulting from trauma, congenital defects, or previous surgeries.

Good candidates for reconstructive rhinoplasty include individuals with nasal deformities or functional problems due to injury, congenital disabilities, or other trauma that impacts nasal functions.

Reconstructive rhinoplasty focuses on restoring nasal function and correcting deformities caused by injury or medical conditions, while cosmetic rhinoplasty is primarily performed to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the nose.

Reconstructive rhinoplasty can address a wide range of issues, including nasal trauma, deviated septum, cleft lip and palate, nasal valve collapse, and nasal obstruction.

Reconstructive rhinoplasty can improve breathing difficulties by correcting structural abnormalities, such as a deviated septum or collapsed nasal valves.

The recovery time for reconstructive rhinoplasty varies depending on the extent of the surgery, but most patients can expect to resume most normal activities within one to two weeks and see final results within several months.

Like any surgical procedure, reconstructive rhinoplasty carries some risks, including infection, bleeding, anesthesia complications, asymmetry, and dissatisfaction with the results.

The incisions made during reconstructive rhinoplasty are typically well-hidden inside the nose or along natural creases, minimizing the visibility of any resulting scars.

While initial results may be visible soon after surgery, it can take several months for swelling to entirely subside and for the nose to settle into its final shape.

In some cases, insurance may cover reconstructive rhinoplasty if it is deemed medically necessary to correct functional issues or deformities caused by injury or congenital defects. It’s essential to check with your insurance provider to determine coverage prior to your reconstructive rhinoplasty.