Nasal Fracture Repair
A blow to the face can result in a nasal fracture or broken nose. Not only is this extremely painful, but it can change the function and form of the nose. Nasal fractures are common, especially in contact sports and auto accidents. If you have a disfigured or broken nose, LM Medical NYC in Manhattan offers nasal fracture repair.
The nose structure is mostly cartilage, and only the very top of the nasal bridge is made from bone. When impact to the nose occurs, it can fracture the nasal bone and damage the rest of the nose structure. For mild to moderate nasal fractures, most doctors will simply straighten the nose and use a splint to hold it in place while it heals. However, if more substantial damage occurs to the septum or nasal bone, nose plastic surgery may be required.
Broken Nose Surgery
Dr. Lesley Rabach is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon who offers nasal fracture repair and surgery. If you suffer a broken nose and want to ensure that the damage does not impact the function or form of your nose, schedule an exam with Dr. Lesley. She can determine whether a non-surgical repair can be performed to allow the nose to heal or if surgery is required.
Many times, broken noses are allowed to heal on their own, resulting in a crooked nose or a deviated septum. Dr. Lesley can determine whether a repair or surgery should be performed before the nose heals to prevent deformity and functional issues. Many people who request rhinoplasty do so to correct a crooked nose from a previous nasal fracture, and this could often have been avoided with a nasal fracture repair shortly after the injury.
If you suffer a broken nose, get medical attention and then contact us at LM Medical NYC in Greenwich Village and the Upper East Side to book your appointment. We can schedule an exam with expert facial surgeon Dr. Lesley to determine if you need a nasal fracture repair to protect the form and function of your nose.