Nasal Fracture Repair
When bones in the nose get damaged from an accidental injury, it can affect your ability to breathe. Common causes of nasal fractures include sports injuries and car accidents. If left untreated, these fractures can lead to other serious complications. Nasal fracture repair surgery can restore function and aesthetics so you can look and feel better.
Broken Nose Plastic Surgeon
Nasal fracture repair surgery is performed by a plastic surgeon in about an hour using local or general anesthesia. Incisions are typically made through the nostrils to help minimize visible scarring. Bones and cartilage are manipulated to restore nasal structures to their normal position.
You may need to wear a cast over your nose for a week after the procedure. Bruising and swelling are to be expected for two weeks. You can relieve discomfort with ice packs and pain medications. Recovery time will vary, depending on the extent of the nasal fracture injury. Many patients are able to resume normal activities in approximately two weeks following the procedure.
Ideal Nasal Fracture Repair Candidates
Individuals who have sustained a nasal fracture from an accident for at least two months are best suited for nasal fracture repair surgery. Ideal candidates are generally non-smokers with no medical conditions that can impact healing. A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon can help determine if you are healthy enough for surgery.
Are You Considering Nasal Fracture Repair?
If you have recently suffered an injury to your nose, nasal fracture repair may be an ideal treatment option. To determine if this procedure is right for you, contact NYC board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam. During your appointment, he can explain the procedure, possible risks and answer any questions you have. He will perform an examination and recommend a treatment plan customized for your needs. Schedule a nasal fracture repair consultation today.