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 granulomatosis with polyangitis (GPA) (formerly called Wegener’s granulomatosis), cause inflammation and changes in small blood vessels restricting blood flow and leading to destruction of normal tissues, 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.
Why Choose Dr. Gantous
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 GPA, restoring both their appearance and their ability to breathe. Patients who have had the misfortune of succumbing to addiction of substances (such as cocaine) may also end up with similar nasal destruction problems that requires this type of reconstruction.
He has also performed many cosmetic reconstructions using this complex technique for people who required augmentation or significant restructuring of the nose
Reconstructive rhinoplasty is often covered by government insurance, including OHIP in Ontario, and Dr. Gantous can help determine if you are covered during a consultation appointment.