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
"He did my nose job and it came out very well! I liked how during my consultation he used photoshop to show me what my nose would look like after. It looks natural and pretty"- F.J. / Yelp / Jun 16, 2020
"I would highly recommend Dr. Suzman and his staff to anyone looking to undergo a rhinoplasty procedure. Each step of the way, from our first zoom consultation to our in-person appointments and surgery, he made me feel extremely comfortable and confident in my decision to choose him as my surgeon. It has only been about a week since my surgery, and I am already thrilled with the results."- M. / Healthgrades / Jul 22, 2020
"Dr. Suzman is very patient, kind and friendly. He is very confident in his work and I got great results."- L.L. / Google / Jul 14, 2020
"Dr. Suzman is the Best - I am so very happy with my result (both cosmetically and medically with my breathing) - Dr Suzman and his staff are the best of the best. They worked their hardest to ensure that I would be able to schedule my surgery even with all of the limitations that the Covid pandemic presented us and the medical practice. He made sure that as soon as we could safely have my surgery, that we did. He constantly put me at ease and was highly professional, while also just being a very pleasant and kind person to be around. It was clear from the get go who he is as a doctor and surgeon, someone who is highly trained and skilled at his craft, but also someone who clearly loves what he does- and wants to perform surgeries to help his patients as often as he physically can. Something that always stands out to me is that he prides himself on creating an authentic and natural looking result, rather than “looking like you got surgery”, which is all a patient could hope for. And: that was achieved for me. Although nothing can ever be perfect, he got pretty damn close to it for me! I am so very happy with my result (both cosmetically and medically with my breathing), and it has been less than a month since my surgery! It will only get better from here, and I have Dr Suzman and his staff to thank for that. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough."- J. / RealSelf / Jul 08, 2020
"I recently got a rhinoplasty with Dr. Suzman, and I could not imagine having a better final result or a more positive overall experience. Not only is Dr. Suzman incredibly kind, approachable, and extremely skilled, but his entire team is also wonderful, especially his RPA, Helen Reyes. Dr. Suzman made me feel comfortable and valued from the moment we met on a Zoom consult, and he continued to be informative, attentive, and truly caring throughout the entire surgery process. It is also worth noting that I had my procedure done in the midst of COVID-19, yet he and his team worked to schedule me quickly, responded promptly to any inquiries I had, and maintained a safe and pleasant environment despite all the craziness going on right now. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Suzman to all my friends and family, or anyone looking to have an authentic and natural-looking rhinoplasty. If I could rate this experience and Dr. Suzman with more than 5 stars, I would immediately."- C.C. / Healthgrades / Jul 16, 2020
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.