Nasal Implants Workup

Updated: Feb 24, 2023
  • Author: Garrett A Wirth, MD, MS, FACS; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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Laboratory Studies

Standard preoperative testing still is required for patient safety during anesthesia for nasal reconstruction.

Should any continuing process be suspected, institute preoperative workup and therapy prior to placing implants or performing reconstruction, whether this involves serial débridements, treatment of an infectious process, ongoing medical therapies, or other therapies.


Imaging Studies

Imaging studies are directly correlated to the reconstructive needs. The greater the degree of trauma or defect, the greater the possibility that imaging studies will be beneficial. This may give a better indication of available bone stock if metallic mesh, K-wires, or screws are to be used.

Standardized photographs can also be very beneficial in overall patient management.