About Nasal Fractures
Nasal fractures can occur for a number of reasons due to collisions, trauma, or other related injuries. In some instances, the bone can not be reset manually and surgery may be necessary to correct the bone and cartilage that was damaged and misdirected. Dr. Michael Suzman, the board-certified plastic surgeon at WESTMED Group in Westchester County, NY, offers nasal fracture repair surgery to his patients that are seeking restoration for their broken noses. During a consultation, he will asses the damage and best treatment option and then will perform surgery to repair the fractures, realign the bone, and put the surrounding tissues back into place. This procedure can be helpful not only to improve the cosmetic appearance but to also help restore breathing issues. It is best to wait 2 – 3 months after the injury before seeking surgical repair.
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
"Dr. Suzman is by far one of the most amazing doctors I've ever had. He performed a rhino/septoplasty on me and he without a doubt changed my life. His work is impeccable, he is down to earth, caring, and eased my worries about surgery. 10/10 would recommend to anyone. I am constantly getting complimented on my nose and his work was so natural that it fit right onto my face and matched all the proportions of it! Exemplary doctor!!! Would come to him again!"- V.F. / Yelp / Dec 30, 2016
"Amazing surgeon and practice who give great care. I was hesitant to have work done but it was medically necessary. They put my mind at ease from the initial visit right up until post op. Still waiting for the final results but I have no doubt I'll be satisfied. I would highly recommend this practice."- K.E. / Yelp / Aug 12, 2018
"LPN - Best Doctor in town !! He’s so great with his patients and his work speaks for itself. Wouldn’t recommend another plastic surgeon ..!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 07, 2018
"I cannot express enough how amazing my experience with Dr. Suzman & his team has been! He is truly a gifted surgeon. Thanks to Dr. Suzman & his team my reduction/lift was done beautifully, recovery was a breeze & the entire team has been so kind & supportive throughout the process. Look no further than Dr. Suzman for your surgical procedures."- J. / Healthgrades / Jul 18, 2018
"#crisalix"- S.K. / Facebook / Jul 17, 2018
What to Expect
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
Repair Your Nose
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. If you want to learn more, we encourage you to call our office as soon as possible to schedule a consultation.