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Patient Talks About Nasal Reconstructive Surgery, Wegener’s Granulomatosis Correction. James P Bradley, MD, helped improve the quality of life for this patient after a successful nasal reconstruction. Here she talks about what the surgery to correct Wegener’s Granulomatosis has meant to her. The visual contrast can be seen in the before and after photos.
Wegener’s granulomatosis correction in New York City can address the nasal manifestation of this rare autoimmune disorder. This correctional procedure can achieve functional repair and structural restoration for patients suffering from Wegener’s granulomatosis.
What Is Wegener’s Granulomatosis?
Wegener’s granulomatosis, also referred to as granulomatosis with polyangiitis, is characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels in major bodily organs. Common symptoms of Wegener’s granulomatosis in the nasal region include frequent nose bleeds and sinusitis.
Severe saddle nose deformity can be a result of the destruction of the cartilage that supports the nasal bridge structure. When vasculitis in the nose occurs, it can restrict blood flow in the cartilage, rendering it weak and prone to collapse. When the nasal bridge caves in, it flattens the nose, creating a “saddle”-like appearance.
To correct this, Dr. Bradley will perform Wegener’s granulomatosis correction, which can reconstruct the nasal bridge and repair any damaged nasal tissue.
You may be an ideal candidate for Wegener’s granulomatosis correction if your nose has a pug-like appearance due to the collapse of the nasal bridge. You have to be properly diagnosed with Wegener’s granulomatosis before you can undergo treatment.
It is important that you are in relatively good overall health before you undergo this invasive surgery.
During your consultation with James P Bradley, a physical examination of your nose will be conducted. Dr. Bradley may also request diagnostic tests or a biopsy. He will look closely at your medical history to determine your risk factors based on past surgeries, underlying conditions, and current medications.
Correction of Wegener’s Granulomatosis
Wegener’s granulomatosis correction begins with the administration of anesthesia. The grafts will be taken from the donor site and then implanted into the collapsed nasal bridge to reconstruct its structure.
The procedure will focus first on reshaping the graft to provide underlying support. Then, reconstructive techniques will be performed to create an aesthetic outward appearance.
Incisions will be closed with sutures. The whole procedure may take a few hours to complete. The extent of the work will depend on the severity of the condition.
You may need a substantial recovery period of up to two weeks following your Wegener’s granulomatosis correction surgery. Prepare to take time off to fully rest and recover after the surgery. Expect swelling, bruising, and pain for the first few weeks.
Any activity that may inflict trauma or pressure on your nose should be avoided. Complete healing of the inside and outside of your nose may take up to a year.
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Learn more about Wegener’s granulomatosis correction in New York City to find the best option for your condition. Contact Dr. Bradley today to schedule your consultation.