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Can A Broken Nose Be Fixed Without Surgery
Nasal reshaping: Deformity of the nose secondary to fractures can be corrected by non-surgical means if minor/subtle and only requiring some fillers to camouflage the contour issues but the more obvious deformities will require surgical correction. See your local plastic surgeon. ...Read more
I had surgery yesterday to fix a broken nose and have been hacking up balls of blood. Is that normal?
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 the acute setting, the surgeon takes a displaced fracture and reduces it (places it in proper alignment) secondarily the patient and surgeon might choose to perfect your nose by cosmetic rhinoplasty. ...Read more
No way: That sounds like a bad idea to me. ...Read more
I have a broken nose and deviated septum, will I need surgery? Hello, and happy new year...So over the holiday weekend, I was out at a bar celebrating with friends, when some drunken jerks decided to get into a big fist fight. Unfortunately, I was in the
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 perform what is called a closed reduction. We don't typically do this bare handed, but rather use instruments to reposition the deviated nasal structure without making any incisions.
You may have a deviated septum as well, which would lead to nasal obstruction. Sometimes this will improve with resetting the nose, but a septoplasty may ultimately be needed to fully improve your breathing. ...Read more
Does insurance ever cover revision rhinoplasty? My original surgery was due to a broken nose, so it was covered. Now I need a revision rhinoplasty because I still can't breathe right. Will insurance consider the revision medically necessary because of my
Insurance: Insurance may cover revision of breathing difficulties but this surgery may produce little if any change in your appearance. If you are looking for a cosmetic rhinoplasty, your insurance is unlikely to cover any of the expense. However, if you are looking for a functional rhinoplasty such as a septoplasty, spreader grafts, turbinate resection, etc., insurance may cover a portion. ...Read more
Sinus surgery my husband had sinus surgery in sept to fix broken nose duct under his eyes filled with like sand crystals his sinus cavities filled with puss he can now breathe but he suffers headaches and he says it feels like a golf ball in behind his no
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 see what the problem is. I assume he is taking a decongestant as well; if not he should be. If nothing is seen by scoping him, he may indeed need another ct scan to evaluate his persistent symptoms. ...Read more
Nose issue I was in the ears, nose and throat doctor that I had never seen before. She noticed that my right nasal passage is partially blocked by tissue. This is due to a broken nose in second grade that I had surgery for. I've grown up with this prob
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 you. The main concern would be if a separate mass was seen growing in the nose. You could always get a second opinion from a different ENT doctor to see what your options are. ...Read more
Nondisplaced nose fx: A non displaced fracture of the nose implies that the nose bones have not moved and hence the nose is still straight. If that is correct you do not need surgery on the nose. However, there have been times when the xrays did not show any fracture but the nose became crooked after trauma. In that case you need surgery. In essence its more to do with the shape of the nose and not the detail of xrays. ...Read more
Not likely: Only if there are issues with breathing thru your nose. Can discuss with ent. ...Read more
Exam: To see if the nose is broken it is essential to be examined by plastic surgeon or ent. An internal and external examwill show the degree of fracture and if treatment needs to be obtained. ...Read more
Nose fracture: Ice packs are helpful to reduce swelling. Head elevation also helps. Afrin nasal spray cvan be used to help the nasal congestion which is usually present for a few days. Be sure to be checked by an ENT within 5-7 days after the swelling goes down to see if surgery is needed. If you wait more than 10-14 days, surgery may be much more difficult and invasive. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: If a broken nose has made the nose crooked, then it ought to be set within 1-2 weeks after the injury. If you wait 3 weeks or longer then the bone will be too well healed to simply reset it. Beyond that time a more involved operation with "rebreaking" the nose will be needed. ...Read more
Not to long but: It depends on what the damage was inside the nose. You need to compress the nose but if it does nto stop you need to contact your physician as a deeper injury take s more time to stop ...Read more
Look of broken nose: A broken nose does not have a specific look. If you hit your nose hard and it bled and subsequently became stuffy or feels funny to you, it may be broken. Have an ENT perform an external and internal examination of your nose to make sure the bones and cartilage are in the right place. ...Read more
Yes: Can't think of a reason why you can't. ...Read more
2 weeks: 2 weeks for exercise and 6 weeks for sports he could get hit in the nose. ...Read more
Bleeding nose: Broken nose can lead to a deviated septum which over time gets irritated by the flow of air and starts bleeding. You need to see an otolaryngologist to be evaluated for that. ...Read more
This may not: Be related at all. Your partner may be suffering from allergies or may have sinus infection. You can try any allergy medications which are now available over the counter eg Claritin (loratadine), Allegra, zyrtec etc. If no better, may need to see your physician for further evaluation and recommendation. ...Read more
I Have a broken nose and have to have it realigned next Wednesday under general anestetic I am due to fly on the Sunday will I be ok?
My cousin's two year old boy fell over the back of the loveseat this morning. He went crashing face first to the floor. He bled on/off all day. How do we get to know if he has a broken nose?
Most 2 year olds are very flexible and a broken nose is unlikely but only an xray would tell for sure. A doctor may get an idea from the exam and amount of tenderness on palpation and movement. Make sure he can breath through his nose and there is not undue swelling and look for any devaition.
If in doubt, check it out. Sorry for slow response. ...Read more
Reshape nose: Rhinoplasty can reconstruct and straighten a broken nose. After a traumatic nasal injury, often the bony as well as cartilaginous portions of the nose are affected, and the result is a nose with both cosmetic and functional issues. It's important to address both the breathing and the appearance when repairing these noses with rhinoplasty. ...Read more
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