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.
Nasal Fractures Reviews
"I highly recommend Dr. Brissett!!! I broke my nose while dancing and getting ready for a show. I lost a lot of blood and the whole experience was overwhelming. I am 30 years old and I have never been hurt or been to the ER. It all changed on my 30th birthday when I had the accident. My friend accidentally hit me with the back of his arm and broke it. I was recommended to Dr. Brissett from the ER I went to. I called his office the next day so he can check my nose and make sure all was ok. He saw me the next day. He wanted to make sure I didn't have any damage inside my nose that needed to me fixed right away before it was too late. My nose was real swollen and the break was clean so he said it looks like I will not need surgery but to still come back in about a week. His friendly staff set the appointment. I had trouble breathing through my right nostril after the swelling went down. I mentioned it to him when I went back and he checked and I received the news that I needed surgery to lift up the inside of my nose because it caved in and blocked my airway. I was kind of upset because I had to be put to sleep to have this done and I was mainly terrified lol. I went through with the surgery. I felt like I was in good hands. The day I came home from surgery my mom dropped off my prescription and Walgreens said they never got the antibiotic prescription. This is the one I really needed. I called the number the hospital gave me incase I needed anything and they called Dr. Brissett. He called me back within 30 minutes and called my pharmacy and put in the prescription for me and let me know that he called it in. This was a plus for me too. He cares about his patients. He took time and make sure I got the antibiotics that I needed. I had to wear a cast for a week and i got it off today. I feel like a new person. My nose looks great!! It was uneven from the side of it being caved in and now it looks normal. I will go back in a month to take pictures and see the before and after pictures, and he will make sure my nose is looking good. :) I recommended him already to lots of people and I recommend him to you all. He takes time with you. He sits down and address any concerns you have. Trust me he is super awesome and very talented at what he does."- J.S. / Vitals / Oct 14, 2014
"I would highly recommend Dr Brissett, he was very well mannered took his time and explained everything with my son. My son was a little nervous with this being his first surgery. From the time we went into the hospital that morning to the time we went home everyone was absolutely amazing. The entire Methodist staff was great. I was very surprised on Mrs. Regina giving us a call the evening we got home to check up on my son. Great experience"- C.M. / Vitals / Feb 18, 2016
"Dr. Brissett, Thanks so much for taking such excellent care of Zack!"- J.F. / Office Visit / Jul 27, 2016
"Dr. Brissett, Thank you very much for taking such good care of Robbie. Thank to you, he was able to look "normal" and enjoy his Senior year. You did an amazing job and our family will always be grateful!"- KD / Other / Jul 15, 2016
"My son had an injury to his face from baseball and this was to check on him and make sure he is okay."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Sep 23, 2016
Best Candidates for Nasal Fractures
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 Nasal Fractures
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.
Nasal Fractures 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.