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I Have a Broken Nose. Do I Need Rhinoplasty?

Are you struggling with the aftermath of a broken nose? Aesthetic, functional, and structural changes can occur after nasal trauma. If you have a broken nose or if you notice aesthetic or functional changes after a nose injury, you need to discuss your options with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon like triple board certified Dr. Sajjadian.

I’m Having Trouble Breathing Out of One Nostril After a Nose Injury. What Can I Do to Correct this?

The nose is a complex structure comprised of bone, cartilage, and other tissues. An injury to the nose can have lasting damage, causing negative effects long after the initial injury has healed. At the time of injury, it can be difficult to tell if lasting damage has occurred. Come see us if you notice any structural changes to the nose or if you have trouble breathing from both sides once the swelling has gone down. Nasal injuries often cause the septum (or strip or tissue dividing the nostrils) to shift, making the nostrils uneven. This can lead to breathing problems. Nosebleeds, headaches, congestion, and worsening of allergies are a few potential signs of a deviated septum—also called deviated nose.

If a nasal injury is causing breathing problems or aesthetic changes, you have options. Rhinoplasty can improve the appearance and/or function of the nose.

My nose looks deviated or crooked? How can rhinoplasty fix that?

Rhinoplasty combined with septoplasty can correct both aesthetic deformities and cosmetic problem that have come about as result of a fractured nose. By straightening a deviated or crooked septum and placing cartilage graft to buttress and support the framework of the nose, both aesthetic and breathing issues are corrected simultaneously. Dr. Sajjadian has helped countless number of patient with difficult deviated and crooked nose achieve wonderful results.

Do I Have to Change the Appearance of My Nose to Correct Breathing Problems?

You don’t have to and usually you don’t need to. However, sometimes when the deviation is causing external unfavorable appearance it can be corrected at the same time. Come see Dr. Sajjadian if you have breathing problems due to a deviated septum or broken nose. Nasal repairs can often be done without changing the overall appearance of your nose, or with only minor changes. For patients who want both aesthetic change and improvement in their breathing function, nasal obstruction correction can be combined with an aesthetic and functional rhinoplasty. Talk with Dr. Sajjadian about your options so you can make an informed treatment decision.

Does a Previous Break Complicate Rhinoplasty?

If you have a previous break in your nose or are experiencing breathing problems due to a nasal injury, choose an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. Breaks and other injuries can complicate surgery by changing the nasal structure. An experienced surgeon will possess the skills to address any structural issues while ensuring a natural looking and great end result. Dr. Sajjadian is known as one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the Southern California area.

Do I Need Nasal Obstruction Correction?

Have you broken your nose? Do you have a hard time breathing, frequent headaches, or regular nosebleeds? If you think that you may have a deviated septum or other nasal issues, call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sajjadian. An experienced rhinoplasty surgeon can examine your nose and offer recommendations for the best course of treatment. If you think you may need nasal obstruction correction, call us today!