Broken noses are a common trauma in all manner of accidents involving the face due to the nose protruding farther than other facial features. Sometimes a number of broken noses can even be seen as a measure of toughness. But a broken nose is no small problem. The issues involved are not only about appearance, although that is a legitimate concern. Internal trauma can affect breathing, cause snoring or sleep apnea and even result in a complete nasal collapse.
Whether you fall off a bike, take an unexpected blow to the face on the court or suffer a broken nose in a car accident, you should see a physician immediately for a facial and nasal evaluation. At times, a broken nose can be reset quickly by an emergency physician if there is no serious underlying damage. However, all too often, the septum will be damaged, which will require more extensive treatment. Also, damage that causes bleeding in the septum can cause a nasal collapse if not treated promptly and effectively.
Many people may have suffered a broken nose in the past that was not treated, and the consequence was healing with some type of deformity. A new or later break could cause further complications, necessitating extensive repairs and treatment. If you have a new nasal fracture, or an old break was never repaired and is causing you problems, reconstructive rhinoplasty surgery may be needed.
Dr. Evan Ransom is a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon serving the Bay Area through his practice at the Ransom, MD. Dr. Ransom is a renowned specialist in cosmetic, reconstructive, and functional surgery of the nose and septum. He can evaluate your injury in a confidential consultation and explain the best treatment options to restore function and beauty to your nose.
Call or contact us online to schedule your broken nose repair consultation today.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Evan Ransom