Reconstructive Rhinoplasty Toronto
There are many reasons people opt to have reconstructive rhinoplasty, or as it’s more commonly known, a nose job. Injuries suffered through trauma can affect both the physical appearance of one’s nose as well as its ability to function as an airway. Diseases such as Wegener’s granulomatosis, which causes the inflammation of blood vessels restricting blood flow, and lupus, destroy the cartilage of the nose resulting in severe deformities that can affect patients both emotionally and physically. The removal of various cancers on or near the nose can also cause defects that need to be reconstructed.
Dr. Gantous is a pioneer in his profession, using costal (rib) cartilage for the reconstruction of major nasal deformities. Using this technique, while working closely with his rheumatology colleagues, he has successfully treated dozens of patients affected by diseases such as Wegener’s granulomatosis, restoring both their appearance and their ability to breathe. He has also performed many cosmetic reconstructions for people who required augmentation or significant restructuring of the nose using this complex technique.
Reconstructive rhinoplasty is often covered by government insurance, including OHIP in Ontario, and Dr. Gantous can help you determine if you are covered during a consultation appointment.