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How to Fix a Broken Nose

A nasal fracture (broken nose) is generally caused by facial trauma that cracks the bone in the nose, often making it hard to continue with daily activities. The pain, swelling, and bruising from a nasal fracture can be both uncomfortable and aesthetically unappealing. If you think you may have a nasal fracture, it is very important to obtain a doctor’s evaluation to assess the extent of your injuries and develop a treatment plan.

To immediately reduce your amount of discomfort, apply a cold compress to the injured area. Certain types of over-the-counter medication can help minimize pain and swelling. A broken nose can also cause nosebleeds, so do not be alarmed if this happens to you. To prevent blood from flowing into your throat, make sure to lean forward and breathe through your mouth. Mild damages to the nose may not require extensive medical treatment; however, our team at The Layt Clinic advises individuals to consult a doctor to at least determine the severity of the injury and the steps that will be necessary.

Moderate to severe symptoms of a broken nose include the inability to breathe, excessive bleeding, and nasal bone displacement. Rhinoplasty may be recommended for you if your injuries are evaluated as moderate to severe. Rhinoplasty can correct the shape and function of your nose to help restore proper breathing and return the nasal bone to the prior position. Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr Craig Layt, is highly skilled in nose reconstruction and can improve both functional and cosmetic concerns. If desired, this treatment can also adjust the size of your nose, resize the nostrils, reshape the nasal bridge, and/or contour the nasal tip.

Results may vary among patients and the outcome depends on how the scar tissue and skin behave during the healing process. A patient’s nose may look flawless during the procedure but can heal imperfectly due to the unpredictable movement of the nose cartilage in the post-operative phase. Fortunately, Dr Craig Layt also offers revision rhinoplasty to address any functional or cosmetic flaws from the initial surgery. Revision rhinoplasty can also be performed for patients who experience dissatisfaction or complications from a rhinoplasty completed by another plastic surgeon. Rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty can be highly complex procedures, so it is important to do research and choose an experienced and qualified doctor before any treatment.

If you are experiencing symptoms of a nasal fracture and would like to learn more, please contact The Layt Clinic to schedule a consultation.