A member asked:

Can rhinoplasty correct a nose that was broken several years ago? i have a very crooked nose that was broken many years ago. can rhinoplasty fix damage that old?

7 doctors weighed in across 5 answers
Dr. Thomas Lamperti answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Rhinoplasty : Rhinoplasty can certainly repair damage to the nose that was done years ago. Find a board certified facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon who has experience with complex nose surgery to find the right person to help fix your problem.

Answered 10/23/2017


Dr. Richard Fleming answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

A : A rhinoplasty is the procedure to correct the appearance and improve breathing obstruction caused by a broken nose. Select an experienced rhinoplasty specialist.

Answered 10/4/2016


Dr. David Sherris answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Yes: Rhinoplasty and possible septoplasty can repair long standing problems with both the appearance and the function of your nose. Get a consult from a rhinoplasty surgeon.

Answered 3/26/2013


Dr. Anthony Sclafani answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Yes: The degree of nasal damage, not its age, impacts the chances of a rhinoplasty success.

Answered 4/20/2013


Dr. Suzanne Galli answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Rhinoplasty: repair of an old fracture can be accomplished during rhinoplasty. Discuss these issues with your surgeon and be sure your surgeon is a board certified facial plastic surgeon with expertise in these procedures.

Answered 10/17/2014



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