Rhinoplasty for Broken Nose

Posted by administration on July 4, 2016

Rhinoplasty_for_Broken_Nose.pngBroken Nose Rhinoplasty is surgery to repair or reshape the nose for cosmetic reasons, or to correct a structural problem after a break. For a broken nose, rhinoplasty can work well to correct deformities or defects caused by the break. It can also correct breathing problems caused by structural abnormalities in the nose. Trauma to the nose can result in minor contour deformities or severe deviation involving the external bones and septum.

Steps to Take after a Broken Nose

Rhinoplasty may be an ideal option for a broken nose, although treatment needs to be prompt to avoid having the injury start to heal before the procedure is performed.  If you think you may have a broken nose, seek treatment as soon as possible, ideally no later than 72 hours after the break.  Although many people seek emergency care for a broken nose (since it often produces bleeding), rhinoplasty for nose realignment should be sought as soon as possible after the injury occurs.

What to Expect

The goal of any rhinoplasty after a broken nose is to restore the nose to its original form and to make sure the patient is comfortable with the results. In Denver, Dr. Serota will first consult the patient to gain an understanding of any and all concerns. Once Dr. Serota has an idea of what the patient is trying to accomplish, he will discuss how rhinoplasty can help.

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient surgery that is typically performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Serota will make small incisions to access and reshape the cartilage and bone to clear any breathing obstructions and meet your expectations. The operation is often performed through the nostrils, which means there are no visible cuts to the face. After the procedure, you will need to spend a short time recovering and will need to wear a splint to ensure proper recovery.

How to Make an Appointment

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgeyr Center Serota at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com for a consultation. During the consultation, Dr. Serota will discuss the goals for surgery and develop a plan to accomplish these goals. You will be advised on the surgical approach, and provided information on care during recovery and follow-up appointments.

When rhinoplasty is performed to correct functional problems caused by a broken nose, health insurance may cover all or part of the procedure. Talk to your primary care physician, Dr. Serota, and your insurance company to find out if your surgery can be covered by health insurance. 

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