I broke my nose a month ago, having slight breathing problems and pain. Would surgery help? (Photo)
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Breathing Problems and Pain after Nasal Fracture
Broken nose and difficulty breathing
A facial plastic surgeon or general plastic surgeon with an ENT background would be best for your concerns.
Breathing Problems After Nasal Trauma
If I haven't seen the patient within the first couple of weeks of their injury, then I typically wait at least 6 months (if not longer) after a broken nose before offering any surgery. It's really hard to say what all you need done without examining you in person, including looking inside your nose. Your best bet is to pay a visit to a board-certified ENT/Facial Plastic Surgeon who has an interest in noses, so they can address the functional (breathing) and cosmetic (dorsal hump) issues simultaneously.
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