When I was young I unfortunately went through quite rough childhood. I've always been the quiet type, but unfortunately trouble always came to me, I had a fight when I was 14 and my nose was broken, I had all the symptoms puffy eyes swelling of the nose etc.... Will my nose definitely look different to how it was before or is it possible it could have healed perfectly? With any broken bone in the nose will there always be a change if left untreated? I don't like the way my nose looks.
Is There a Definite Change to my Nose if It Was Once Broken?
Doctor Answers (2)
When the nose becomes fractured the bones can be either non-displaced or displaced, depending upon the severity of the injury. Non-displaced fractures do not need to be repaired, while displaced fractures are usually crooked and twisted and usually require repair. It's also important it evaluate the internal septum to make sure it is not deviated causing a breathing issue. Please see the link below for expectations on repairing a twisted nose
Changes after a Nasal Fracture
It is possible for a patient to have no change in appearance or function after a nasal fracture. If you do not like the appearance of your nose it may be the result of your previous fracture so I recommend that you consult with a rhinoplasty specialist to correct your nose.
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