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What's the worst that can happen from leaving a broken nose unfixed?

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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Shape and breathing

An untreated broken nose may be crooked and the breathing through the nose can be obstructed.
These can usually be corrected later on with surgery. It is much simpler to set a broken nose soon after an injury however but this should be done within two weeks of an injury.

In brief: Shape and breathing

An untreated broken nose may be crooked and the breathing through the nose can be obstructed.
These can usually be corrected later on with surgery. It is much simpler to set a broken nose soon after an injury however but this should be done within two weeks of an injury.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Broken nose

May have difficulty breathing or unsatisfactory cosmetic results.
These can often be addressed down the line with surgery.

In brief: Broken nose

May have difficulty breathing or unsatisfactory cosmetic results.
These can often be addressed down the line with surgery.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Deformity

You may have a bent nose, deviated septum, septal hematoma or abscess, or a saddle nose like a boxer.

In brief: Deformity

You may have a bent nose, deviated septum, septal hematoma or abscess, or a saddle nose like a boxer.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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