Is there a way to reposition the nasal bone without osteotomies?

Two fracture to nose in the last couple years and a closed refuction was preformed for each bit the nose is deformed as the second reduction was not that much successful what to do now to get more fixed nose?

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Is there a way to reposition the nasal bone without osteotomies?

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   Osteotomies would be necessary to reposition nasal bones.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA...............


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Osteotomies

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I wish patients weren't so fearful of osteotomies.  They are a very powerful tool and there is not substitute if the bone truly needs to be moved.  With that said the bone cane be shaped subtly with a rasp or a burr, but that is not movement.

Adam Bryce Weinfeld, MD
San Angelo Plastic Surgeon
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Is there a way to reposition the nasal bone without osteotomies?

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The nasal bones can sometimes be refined without osteotomies (as in rasping down a small hump), but the bones cannot be repositioned without performing osteotomies.  If there was a recent injury and the nose was broken, then a closed reduction can sometimes be done to put the nasal bones back in place.  

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal bone repositioning

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The nasal bones are attached to the cheek bone and the bones of the forehead.  The only way to move them is to cut the bone with osteotomies.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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