The nose is one of the most prominent features on the face, and the delicate nature of its anatomy makes it susceptible to fractures, breaks, and injuries. If you have suffered a broken nose, rhinoplasty is the best option to help fix any functional or cosmetic issues resulting from the trauma.
With this in mind, if you are experiencing any of the signs and symptoms of a broken nose, we recommend speaking to a qualified surgeon to discuss rhinoplasty for broken nose reconstruction today.
What does functional rhinoplasty involve?
If you suspect a broken nose, you must visit a medical professional or emergency department as soon as possible to rule out any significant damage, such as a septal hematoma, concussion, or facial fracture. Initially, you will experience severe swelling, which should subside within three days. From there, it is worthwhile booking a consultation with a qualified surgeon, to discuss treatment options.
In most cases, if you are suffering from any form of functional or cosmetic concerns, the surgeon will recommend rhinoplasty to fix a broken nose. The specifics of your surgery will depend on a range of factors, including the severity of the break, initial resetting of the nose, results from any prior surgeries, your unique anatomy, and any cosmetic goals. With this in mind, most surgeries will incorporate some of the following procedures:
- Fixing nasal bone fractures
- Straightening septum (septoplasty)
- Support grafts to the upper half, sidewalls, and tip of the nose
- Redefining the nasal tip
- Performing a bilateral turbinoplasty to reduce blocked nose
- In severe cases, it may even require a cartilage graft.
Why get rhinoplasty to fix a broken nose?
While the initial signs of a broken nose, such as nosebleeds, bruising, and swelling, may be short-lived, a fractured nose can have long-term consequences. Not only can the break lead to breathing issues and sinus complications, but it can result in a crooked appearance that may impact your self-confidence and esteem.
Rhinoplasty performed by a highly qualified surgeon can help prevent these issues from snowballing, reduce the build-up of scar tissue and ensure you don’t need further corrective surgery later on down the track.
Benefits of reconstructive rhinoplasty after a broken nose
Ideally, you should aim to have your broken nose addressed within 14 days; however, rhinoplasty can still help those dealing with an older injury.
Benefits of the surgery include:
- Improved breathing
- Prevention of sinus and nasal issues
- Improved cosmetic appearance
- Prevention of nasal collapse
- Straightening a deviated septum
Trust an expert with your rhinoplasty surgery
Reconstructive rhinoplasty is often combined with cosmetic rhinoplasty and septoplasty to achieve your desired result. Regardless of the procedure you require, it is critical that you choose a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon that can provide the level of specialist care required.
Dr. Jacob Sedgh has over 20 years of experience helping patients like you achieve their desired results. If you have suffered from a broken nose, or have any other questions about reconstructive rhinoplasty, book a consultation today.