Nasal Fracture Repair Plastic Surgery
The nose structure is mostly bone and cartilage that form the bridge, nostrils and nasal passages. When the nose is impacted with a blunt force, it can break the nasal bone and damage the cartilage. If left unrepaired, a nose fracture can impact breathing function and the cosmetic shape of the nose. At Vantage Plastic Surgery, we offer nasal fracture repair plastic surgery at our medical centers in UES Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The nasal bone only extends slightly onto the bridge of the nose. It supports the cartilage and septum that create the raised nose structure. An elbow to the nose while playing contact sports or impact during an accident can break the nasal bone. While not all broken noses need surgery, a nasal fracture should always be examined by a physician to determine the treatment needed. If there is a severe fracture that causes a nose deformity, plastic surgery can repair the broken nasal bone and reshape the nose for restoring both form and function.
Broken Nose Repair
Often a broken nose is left unrepaired and can cause functional or cosmetic concerns down the road. Many physicians will merely tape the nose and allow it to heal “naturally,” but this may not position the bone and cartilage to heal correctly. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg is a double board certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience in nose reshaping and broken nose repairs. If you have a freshly broken nose, he can repair it to ensure it heals properly to maintain the desired shape. If you have a previously broken nose that is misshapen after healing, Dr. Shteynberg can perform rhinoplasty to reshape the nose and correct the disfigurement caused by your nasal fracture.
It is easier to prevent a misshapen nose from a fracture than to reshape it later in life. If you have a broken nose, it is worth a consultation to determine whether nose fracture repair plastic surgery is needed. This can prevent a crooked nose or bridge bumps that may need to be resolved if the nose does not heal correctly.
For broken nose repair in NYC, contact us at Vantage Plastic Surgery today to schedule your appointment. We can book a nasal fracture consultation with Dr. Shteynberg at either our Brooklyn or UES Manhattan medical centers.