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I’ve Broken My Nose. Do I Need Rhinoplasty?

If you’ve recently experienced trauma to your nose, you need to see a doctor. Although everything may look fine on the outside, your nose may have sustained damaged inside. Treatment now can save you from more invasive surgeries and permanent damage later. If you think you’ve broken your nose, call and schedule a rhinoplasty  or septoplasty consultation with Dr. Sajjadian. Hurry in, as early action can be essential for successfully correcting nasal fractures.

What Are the Signs of Nasal Trauma?

Do I need to see a doctor after my nasal injury? If you’ve experienced nasal trauma, Dr. Sajjadian recommends that you visit your doctor, even if your nose looks fine. Damage to the septum or a septal hematoma may have occurred. Left untreated, this damage can lead to serious nasal problems. Some signs of nasal trauma include:

  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Soreness
  • Contour changes/ irregularities

If you have a nasal trauma, go see a rhinoplasty surgeon and get the help you need quickly. If you’re in the Southern California area, call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sajjadian, one of the area’s best rhinoplasty surgeons.

Will I Need Rhinoplasty to Correct a Nasal Fracture?

Nasal injuries vary greatly in terms of severity. Some nasal fractures will require surgical correction while others may not need treatment. If done early a simple closed type technique can be done to correct the fracture or deviation. It is important to be examined by a specialist. If you’ve damaged your nose, go see a rhinoplasty specialist. He or she can help you determine the best course of treatment for your injury. In some cases, this will be rhinoplasty, but not always. Your treatment options will depend on the extent of your injury and your treatment goals.

Can a Nasal Fracture Cause Long-Term Problems?

Nasal injuries and fractures can lead to long term problems, especially if prompt treatment isn’t sought. Let’s take a look at some common complications with nasal injuries.

  • Deviated Septum– The septum is the strip of tissue dividing the two nostrils. Ideally, both nostrils are equally sized, with the septum right in the middle. A nasal injury can displace the septum, leading to potential breathing problems. A deviated septum can also cause headaches, nosebleeds, sinus infections, noisy breathing, and other problems.
  • Septal Hematoma– When blood pools and collects in the nose, it is called a septal hematoma. This needs to be drained and treated by a doctor. Left untreated, it can lead to potential cartilage damage.
  • Cartilage Fracture– A nasal injury may cause damage to the cartilage. Since the nose is primarily cartilage, this can lead to structural and breathing issues.

If you have a nasal injury, come see one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in the country, Dr. Sajjadian. He can help you treat your injury and minimize complications. Hurry in—these injuries need prompt treatment for the best results. Want to see some of Dr. Sajjadian’s rhinoplasty results before coming in? Visit his rhinoplasty gallery.