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can a broken nose be fixed without surgery

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Tsaltas
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not to my knowledge: When a bone is broken, how it heals depends on the relationship of the two or more parts. When the nasal bone is broken there is almost always displac ... Read More
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Dr. David Sherris
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
No: No, but if it is not bent it may not need any treatment.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: The nasal bones would only be broken if this was a planned part of the surgical procedure; for example, in a trauma patient with multiple facial fract ... Read More
Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Do no harm: The nasal bones are broken during facial reconstructive surgery when the benefits outweigh the risks. Discuss the reasons with your surgery for clarif ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Taylor Pollei
12 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes: Whether for trauma or for cosmetic purposes, nasal surgery will often result in postoperative mucosal bleeding, but it should slow down over a few day ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Two types of breaks (fractures) - displaced in which the bones don't align and non-displaced where the bones are fractured but in good alignment. In ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
No way: That sounds like a bad idea to me.
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A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
21 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, your nose is unlikely to return to its pre-injury position on its own. In the first 10 days or so it is possible for a surgeon to perfo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ridgway
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
This : This is a common question among many people who are unable to breath through their nose. Commonly it needs to be established that there is a structura ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Since : Since he has such persistent symptoms, I am glad that he is going back in to be seen. He may need a scope procedure to look into the sinus areas and ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
21 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
It : It sounds like you have narrowing of the right nasal airway due to your prior injury. This isn't something you have to have fixed if it doesn't bother ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
No : Surgery is not indicated for an uncomplicated nondisplaced nasal bone fx, at least not in the acute setting. If a deformity ensues & cosmetics is a co ... Read More

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