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Nasal Fractures (Nose Bone Repair Surgery) – Houston, TX

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About Nasal Fractures

Nasal fractures are a common occurrence and, in fact, they are the number one cause for broken bones of the head and face. These fractures can result from trauma and accidents, such as automobile accidents, forceful blows, falls, and sport injuries. Bones often have to be realigned and reshaped through nose bone repair surgery not only for aesthetic purposes, but also to alleviate any associated breathing problems. Houston, TX double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony E. Brissett, can skillfully address fractured bones, as well as affected cartilage, to restore both the nose form and function. It's suggested to wait 2 – 3 months after developing the fracture to obtain the best results from surgery.

Best Candidates

The best candidates for nose bone repair surgery:

  • Have suffered a nasal fracture due to trauma or an accident
  • Have had the injury for at least 2 – 3 months to allow healing to begin and swelling to subside
  • Have cosmetic issues related to fracture
  • Have breathing issues related to fracture
  • Desire a long-term solution
  • Desire a natural look

What to Expect

With less extensive breaks, the broken bones in the nose can simply be repositioned with special instruments. This would only require local anesthesia and could be an in-office surgery. For more extensive and multiple breaks, nasal bones, cartilage, and surrounding tissues and structures would have to be repositioned. The patient would be put under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility for an outpatient procedure. The nose would be properly stitched and dressed after surgery.

Anticipated Results

Patients can expect pain, discomfort, bruising, and swelling following surgery. Pain medication can be taken to resolve these symptoms. After surgery, there will be a number of follow-up visits to check on the progress of the healing nose. The plastic surgeon will provide clear instructions on how to care for the nose. After a few months, a patient should be able to see a noticeable difference in the nose and should continue to see improvement for up to a year. 

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Nose fractures are not only painful but can lead to cosmetic and breathing issues that need to be addressed. A skilled plastic surgeon can correct these issues to get you back on your feet. Want to learn more? Call our office as soon as possible to schedule a consultation.

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