Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Rhinoplasty for broken nose

Rhinoplasty for a broken nose is a common procedure performed by Dr. Funk in Houston. A nasal bone fracture can lead to a crooked nose and a deviated septum. Septoplasty and rhinoplasty can correct a crooked nose and improve breathing. After the injury, there is a two week window to perform a closed reduction of the nasal bones. That means, to manually push and fracture them back into place. However, if cosmetic changes are proposed to the nose, then the patient should wait 3-6 months before proceeding with surgery in order for the swelling, inflammation, and scar tissue to settle down. This way the nose does not have two ongoing healing processes after rhinoplasty. The surgeon is also starting with a nose that is at baseline and not overcorrecting due to swelling from the trauma.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.