Broken Nose Healing Time: What You Need to Know
Dr. Azizzadeh has comprehensive expertise in head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and his deep understanding of nasal structures allows him to help a broken nose patient improve the nose’s appearance without disrupting its functionality. He crafts a custom treatment plan for each broken nose patient, and this plan accounts for a broken nose patient’s health, as well as his or her facial appearance. That way, the treatment plan helps a broken nose patient achieve a functional nose that complements his or her cheeks, chin and other facial features.
For those who experience a broken nose or other nasal issues that require surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh is happy to help. In addition to performing rhinoplasty surgery and other nose procedures, Dr. Azizzadeh serves as an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgery resource. Dr. Azizzadeh educates broken nose patients about treatment, recovery and other factors. In doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh helps these patients determine the best course of action based on their individual needs.
Ultimately, when it comes to broken nose treatment, there are many factors for a patient to consider, including.
- Determining If a Nose Is Actually Broken
Although a patient may experience a nose injury or nose trauma, he or she requires a proper medical diagnosis to determine if the nose is actually broken. Typically, a broken nose patient displays a variety of symptoms, such as:
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
- Pain, bruising, redness and swelling in and around the nose
- Crackling or crunching sound that occurs when trying to breathe through the nose
It is important to note that the damage associated with a broken nose often extends beyond the nose itself, too. For instance, a person who suffers a broken nose can experience nasal septum damage. The nasal septum divides the left and right sides of the nose, and if it is damaged and left untreated, can impact a person’s ability to breathe through the nose. A damaged nasal septum may affect a person’s facial appearance as well.
Additionally, a person can experience a nasal fracture; even though a nasal fracture sometimes causes the nose to look like it is broken, a nasal fracture and a broken nose are not the same. Whereas a nasal fracture is a nose injury or nose trauma that causes the nose to appear crooked, a broken nose is diagnosed if any nasal bones are broken. Meanwhile, a nasal fracture is commonly treated with a splint and realignment of the nose, while a broken nose often requires surgery.
If a person displays any warning signs of a broken nose, meeting with Dr. Azizzadeh is key. At this point, Dr. Azizzadeh examines a patient’s nose, its shape and symmetry, its alignment to the bones and other factors. If Dr. Azizzadeh determines a patient is dealing with a broken nose, he offers a personalized treatment recommendation to address this issue.
- Finding the Right Doctor to Treat a Broken Nose
Once an individual determines that his or her nose is broken, it is essential to identify a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with nose surgery expertise. This allows an individual to receive extensive support as he or she tries to correct a broken nose.
Dr. Azizzadeh is a leading facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, thanks in part to his nose surgery expertise. He works closely with a broken nose patient to develop a custom treatment plan, thereby ensuring that a patient can correct a broken nose without putting his or her health in danger.
Dr. Azizzadeh understands that each patient’s nose is different, and how a broken nose is treated varies based on the patient. There is also no one-size-fits-all solution to eliminate broken nose healing time, but Dr. Azizzadeh does everything possible to ensure that each broken nose patient can accomplish his or her desired treatment results, as quickly as possible. To do so, Dr. Azizzadeh offers a broad range of nose treatments, including rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty procedures.
Rhinoplasty is among the most-common cosmetic surgeries, and it is frequently used to help an individual reshape the nose and enhance nasal proportions. Sometimes, if a person experiences a broken nose, a rhinoplasty is recommended to address the issue.
Dr. Azizzadeh offers various rhinoplasty options, so a patient can undergo nose surgery for a broken nose regardless of his or her age or ethnicity. Before rhinoplasty surgery is performed, Dr. Azizzadeh evaluates his patient. Dr. Azizzadeh then offers a personalized rhinoplasty treatment plan to accommodate this individual.
Revision rhinoplasty is a form of nose surgery available to patients who previously underwent a nose job. If an initial rhinoplasty resulted in a broken nose or caused nose trauma, Dr. Azizzadeh can perform a revision rhinoplasty to correct this issue.
Both primary and revision rhinoplasties are effective treatments for a broken nose, but there are differences between the two types of nose surgery. For a broken nose patient, a primary rhinoplasty surgery is commonly used to treat structural defects of the nose and restore the nasal function. Comparatively, revision rhinoplasty surgery addresses both structural and facial aesthetic issues of the nose following an initial nose surgery. Revision rhinoplasty is often more complex and requires more time to complete than a primary nose surgery, too.
- Executing a Custom Broken Nose Treatment Plan
A custom broken nose treatment plan is developed before broken nose surgery is performed. Dr. Azizzadeh explains the plan to his patient and responds to his or her concerns or questions. He also discusses potential complications associated with broken nose treatment and outlines what a patient should expect during broken nose healing time.
Like any surgery, there are risks associated with primary rhinoplasty or revision nose surgery to correct a broken nose. These risks include:
- Chronic nosebleeds
- Perforated septum
- Difficulty breathing
Dr. Azizzadeh takes steps to minimize broken nose surgery risks. For instance, Dr. Azizzadeh determines whether it is best to use open or closed incisions prior to surgery. Open incisions are used if the tip and middle portion of the nose need to be modified during treatment. Or, closed incisions are used if alterations are required from the inside of the nose via the nostrils.
Also, Dr. Azizzadeh describes what a patient should expect immediately following a rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty. Broken nose recovery time generally lasts about one to two weeks. During this period, a patient wears a nose cast and experiences some bruising and swelling around the nose and eyes. Dr. Azizzadeh offers tips and recommendations to help a broken nose patient reduce or alleviate these side effects.
Dr. Azizzadeh provides broken nose treatment post-operative instructions as well. How a patient approaches broken nose healing time has far-flung effects on his or her long-term treatment results. If a patient should follow post-operative instructions, he or she can limit the risk of potential complications during the broken nose recovery cycle.
- Getting the Best Broken Nose Treatment Results
To ensure a patient’s broken nose recovery stays on track, Dr. Azizzadeh requests follow-up appointments after treatment. Usually, Dr. Azizzadeh meets with a patient several times in the first 10 days following a broken nose procedure. He also performs patient assessments approximately every three months for the first year following broken nose treatment and annually afterwards. This allows Dr. Azizzadeh to monitor his patient’s post-nose surgery progress and help him or her maximize treatment results.
Oftentimes, the full results of a rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty to correct a broken nose become visible within about two years of surgery. Broken nose healing time depends on the patient, but Dr. Azizzadeh follows up with a patient to help him or her streamline the recovery cycle.
Schedule a Broken Nose Treatment Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh
There is no reason to leave anything to chance, particularly for an individual who is dealing with a broken nose or other nose trauma. By consulting with Dr. Azizzadeh, an individual can undergo a full evaluation and learn about different nose surgeries. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh can provide a personalized treatment recommendation to help an individual simultaneously correct structural issues of the nose and enhance his or her facial appearance.
Dr. Azizzadeh is available to discuss broken nose healing time, broken nose recovery and other aspects of broken nose treatment. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.