What Can I Do? Nose Fracture After Car Accident?

I was in a bad car accident a month ago. The airbag deployed and fractured my nose. I had to wait 3 weeks before I could get it "fixed" and now several weeks later I am very unhappy with the results. My nose now curves to the right and is big and hooked like a beak. Is there anyway he has to make it look better free of charge since he made it look worse? Or do I really have to start saving up for an actual nose job? Because I can't even look in the mirror anymore without wanting to cry.

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What Can I Do? Nose Fracture After Car Accident?

      You will need an exam to determine what needs to be done.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

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A month after trauma to the nose healing is complete enough to eliminate reduction of the fracture.

An acute nasal fracture should be reduced and splinted early. By one month the bones has healed enough were only a corrective rhinoplasty will change the appearance.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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