— If you’re looking for a new nose, you need surgery to fix a defect in the middle of your nose.
But the problem can be difficult to fix in a timely manner, and surgery to repair a defect can be a lengthy process, if the surgeon can’t perform the surgery.
A new study finds that surgery can be done safely and effectively for about 50 percent of nose surgeries in patients who have had a nose problem for at least a year, and up to 70 percent of those who have experienced a nose injury for at the time of surgery.
The study was published online Thursday by the Journal of the American Academy of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery.
“We can’t tell patients how long their nose should be, what their options are for that, but we can give them the information that will help them make an informed decision,” said Dr. Robert J. Zaleski, a surgeon and director of the Otolarian Center of Alabama.
“When people are considering a nose surgery, we want them to understand the risks and benefits.”
The study involved more than 3,200 people, including more than 1,000 patients who had a major nose injury or were recovering from one, and about 3,600 patients who didn’t have a nose problems.
Those patients were divided into three groups.
One group underwent a nose operation for a defect involving the middle part of the nose, the other group underwent an otoscopy, and the third group had no nose surgery.
“If a patient had a defect that was very severe and there were no options for recovery, they would probably go for surgery,” said Zalesky.
If the nose surgery had been done in a more traditional way, the risk of complication would be higher.
“You’re taking a risk that you’re taking to the patient’s face, and then you’re also taking a very large risk that it may not have been a good outcome for the patient,” he said.
“I think that’s what we were trying to get across to them.”
The surgery was done to repair an area of the nasal cavity that was missing.
“This was the most common area of nasal cavity in patients with a nose fracture,” Zaleskis said.
A more common area is the outer corner of the eye, the area where the cornea and the iris meet.
The surgery also included a tracheostomy to remove a blood vessel that can lead to nasal obstruction.
This surgery is more commonly done in people who have a large nose fracture.
If you have a smaller nose, your nose may not be able to close securely around the eyes.
“A lot of people think that this is the easiest way to fix this, but it can be quite a difficult surgery,” Zetski said.
Zetsky also said that the procedure can be performed in under an hour.
Patients with a major nasal injury are also at higher risk of complications.
Zersky said that most people who had nose problems had a nasal fracture or nasal surgery that was performed by a dentist or orthopedist.
“That’s where the problem lies,” he explained.
“Some patients had surgery that’s done in one day, and a lot of those patients have a problem that’s not as severe as the one that’s the most severe.”
The new study has limitations.
“There’s a lot that’s still unclear about this,” said Kari Schuurman, a clinical assistant professor of otolaryntomy and director at the Otologeography & Neurosurgery Department at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.
Schuureman is not involved in the study, but she and her colleagues are studying the results.
The researchers are also analyzing data from a large study of patients who underwent nasal surgery, and they have the potential to develop new techniques for using robotic devices to remove nose pieces.
“It’s a very complex problem, and we’re not yet at the point where we can tell you what the most effective and safe way to do this is,” Schuunberg said.
The authors of the study said they believe that the results will help people decide which nose surgery is right for them.
“The best way to treat a nasal problem is to do a nasal surgery and it’s an important step to repair the nasal structure,” said David Hays, professor of orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic.
“What we need is to help patients make the best decisions for their nose,” he added.