Fibrous Dysplasia is a benign disorder of the craniomaxillofacial bone that usually becomes noticed in late childhood or early adulthood. It can occur in one region only (monostotic) or many areas (polyostotic).

FIBROUS DYSPLASIA CORRECTION OBJECTIVES:

-To improve breathing with reconstruction of cartilage support. Breathing improvement may be noticed as relief from sleep apnea.

-To straightened the nose and provide a more appealing and balanced nasal shape that is specific for you.

STATE OF THE ART TECHNIQUES:

  • Initial Cleft Nose Repair: Repositioning the ‘slumped’ cartilages with a closed technique at the time of lip repair.
  • Secondary Cleft Rhinoplasty (at school age): Improvement in nose tip projection and nasal symmetry using an open technique.
  • Final Cleft Septorhinoplasty: Correction of septal deviation and fine-tuning the previous nose repairs.

FAQ:

  • Does a secondary cleft rhinoplasty have to be performed?

No, this is an optional procedure in most situations aimed at providing the best appearance at a time when school socialization is occurring.

  • Why does the septal surgery have to wait until teen-aged years?

The septum is a center for face growth and so should not operated on until maturity. In addition, the deviation is not that apparent until teen aged years.