Many patients go through traumatic experiences that alter the way their faces look. Often, Dr. Vincent Marin treats patients that have suffered a broken nose. Rhinoplasty surgery can correct functional and aesthetic issues resulting from the broken nose.
Steps to Take after Broken Nose
It’s essential to see a doctor to determine if any functional problems are present. The doctor will examine the patient and take X-rays to determine if any bones or the septum were displaced. If these structures were displaced, initial treatment may be performed to move these structures back into place. However, in most cases, patients will wait at least six months for the nose to heal before proceeding with rhinoplasty. Patients need to remember that complete healing of broken bones must take place before scheduling cosmetic surgery.
Still, patients should schedule a consultation with a skilled rhinoplasty surgeon in the days after the injury. An experienced surgeon can examine the nose and X-rays to develop a surgical plan to correct any functional problems created and address any cosmetic issues resulting from the nose injury. Patients may also choose to have pre-existing cosmetic issues discussed at this time.
Steps to Take after the Nose Has Healed
After the nose has had considerable time to heal, the patient may schedule their rhinoplasty surgery. Patients may be concerned that rhinoplasty surgery may make the nose look or feel worse, especially in the weeks after surgery. After a broken nose, the goal of any rhinoplasty is to restore the nose to its original form and make sure the patient is comfortable with the results. As such, Dr. Marin will first consult the patient to understand any cosmetic concerns. Once Dr. Marin understands what the patient is trying to accomplish, he will discuss how rhinoplasty can help. Dr. Marin has many years of training and can restore the nose to its original form.
What to Expect
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient surgery that is typically performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Marin will make small incisions to access and reshape the cartilage and bone to clear any breathing obstructions and meet the patient’s expectations. After the procedure, the patient will need to spend a short time recovering and will need to wear a splint to ensure proper recovery.
How to Make an Appointment
Before setting up a surgery date, feel free to contact Marin Aesthetics for a consultation. During the consultation, Dr. Marin will discuss the patient’s goals for surgery and develop a plan to accomplish these goals. He will advise patients on the surgical approach and provide information on care during recovery and follow-up appointments.
When rhinoplasty is performed to correct functional problems caused by a broken nose, health insurance may cover all or part of the procedure. Talk to your primary care physician, Dr. Marin, and your insurance company to determine if your surgery can be covered by health insurance.
*The content in this blog is developed to spread the awareness towards plastic surgery. Our blog is not intended to serve as a replacement for an actual in-office consultation with Dr. Marin. As such, the information within this blog reflects the unique cases of our individual patients.