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A nasal fracture or broken nose, often resulting from trauma or injury to the nose, can cause not only aesthetic deformities but also functional impairments such as breathing difficulties and nasal obstruction. Nasal Fracture Repair Surgery, expertly performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz in Dallas, offers a comprehensive solution to restore nasal integrity, functionality, and aesthetic appearance.

What is Nasal Fracture Repair Surgery?

Surgery for a broken nose, sometimes referred to as rhinoplasty for trauma or nasal reconstruction, is a process performed to repair structural damage to the nose brought on by trauma or fractures. In order to achieve ideal nasal function and attractiveness, the surgery takes care of both functional and cosmetic issues.

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The most common causes of nasal fractures include:

  • Blunt force trauma is the most common cause and can happen in a variety of settings.
    • Sports injuries: Contact sports such as football, hockey, and basketball can be highly harmful without suitable equipment.
    • Falls: A broken nose can result from tripping, slipping, or falling on your face.
    • Accidents: Blunt force trauma can result from collisions with cars, bicycles, and other vehicles.
    • Physical altercations: Direct causes include punches or hits to the face.
    • Headbutts: Whether accidental or purposeful, they can break the nose.
  • Direct impact: A direct strike to the nose with an object, such as a ball or fist, might result in a fracture.

Candidates for Surgery for a Broken Nose

nose surgery for broken noseIdeal candidates for Nasal Fracture Repair Surgery are individuals who:

  • Have sustained a nasal fracture or trauma resulting in nasal deformity or breathing difficulties.
  • Experience symptoms such as nasal obstruction, difficulty breathing, or chronic nasal congestion.
  • Desire to restore the natural shape and appearance of their nose.
  • Have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery.
  • Are in good overall health and do not have underlying medical conditions that may increase surgical risks.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty for a Broken Nose

Nasal Fracture Repair Surgery offers a range of benefits, including:

  • Correction of nasal deformities and asymmetry
  • Restoration of nasal function and airflow
  • Improvement in breathing difficulties and nasal obstruction
  • Enhancement of facial aesthetics and symmetry

The Procedure for Nasal Fracture Repair Surgery

Dr. Azouz utilizes advanced surgical techniques and individualized treatment plans to achieve optimal results tailored to each patient’s unique needs. The procedure typically involves:

  1. Consultation: Dr. Azouz conducts a thorough evaluation and discusses the patient’s history of nasal trauma, symptoms, and goals for surgery.
  2. Diagnostic Imaging: Imaging studies such as X-rays or CT scans may be performed to assess the extent of the nasal fracture and plan the surgical approach.
  3. Surgical Planning: A personalized treatment plan is developed to address the specific nasal deformities and functional impairments.
  4. Surgery: Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz carefully realigns the fractured nasal bones and reshapes the nasal cartilage to restore symmetry and functionality.
  5. Internal Support: Internal splints or packing may be placed inside the nose to support the nasal structures during healing and promote optimal outcomes.
  6. Closing Incisions: Incisions, if any, are closed with sutures, and external splints or dressings may be applied to support the nasal framework.
  7. Recovery: Patients are monitored closely post-surgery, and instructions for nasal care and follow-up appointments are provided to ensure proper healing and optimal results.

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Anesthesia Used for Nasal Fracture Surgery

Depending on the severity of the fracture Dr. Azouz’s anesthesia provider may perform deep sedation to be used for nasal fracture repair surgery. Dr. Azouz collaborates closely with skilled anesthesiologists to guarantee the safety and comfort of patients during the entire process. Board-certified plastic surgeon avoids using general anesthesia to prevent postoperative side effects including nausea.

Risks of Nasal Fracture Repair Surgery

While Nasal Fracture Repair Surgery is generally safe, like any surgical procedure, it carries some risks, including:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing
  • Unsatisfactory aesthetic outcome

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz discusses these risks with patients during the consultation and takes appropriate measures to minimize them.
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Recovering from Broken Nose Surgery

The recovery process following Nasal Fracture Repair Surgery typically involves:

  • Swelling and bruising, which gradually subside over the following weeks
  • Temporary discomfort or pain, managed with prescribed medications
  • Avoidance of strenuous activities and contact sports for several weeks to allow for proper healing
  • Follow-up appointments with Dr. Azouz to monitor progress and address any concerns

During your follow-up appointments, Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz will make personalized recommendations for optimal recovery and healing.

Procedures that can be combined with Nasal Fracture Repair Surgery

In some cases, broken nose surgery may be combined with other procedures to address additional concerns, such as:

During your consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz will discuss options for combining procedures and develop a personalized treatment plan based on your needs and goals.

Broken Nose Surgery Cost

The cost of nasal fracture repair surgery varies depending on factors such as the complexity of the fracture, surgical techniques used, anesthesia fees, and facility fees. During the consultation, Dr. Azouz provides detailed pricing information and discusses payment options, including financing plans.

Nasal Fracture Repair Surgery in Dallas

For individuals seeking Nasal Fracture Repair Surgery in Dallas, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz offers expertise, compassion, and exceptional results. Contact us online or call the office at (972) 702-8888 to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward restoring nasal integrity and function.

Dr. Solomon Azouz, MD | Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX

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