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How long does it take for a broken nose to heal?

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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Several months +

Although initial healing and resolution of most of the swelling and bruising takes place in the first 2 weeks it can take several months (6 weeks +) for the nasal bones to heal.
So it is important to avoid a significant bump to the nose during this time so that the healing nasal bones are not moved apart again...

In brief: Several months +

Although initial healing and resolution of most of the swelling and bruising takes place in the first 2 weeks it can take several months (6 weeks +) for the nasal bones to heal.
So it is important to avoid a significant bump to the nose during this time so that the healing nasal bones are not moved apart again...
Dr. J David Holcomb
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 6 weeks

Any fracture takes 6 weeks for the bones to heal, but it may take months for all swelling to resolve.

In brief: 6 weeks

Any fracture takes 6 weeks for the bones to heal, but it may take months for all swelling to resolve.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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