Dr. Nicolette Picerno in Denver is Not Only a Fantastic ENT and Plastic Surgeon, but a Wonderful Person! - Denver, CO

Injury: Fractured nose and deviated septum. ...

Injury: Fractured nose and deviated septum. Cons- few days down, exhaustion, some numb upper teeth for a few days, stuffy nose (felt like bad head cold) and just general discomfort for a few days. Benefits of the surgery - awesome breathing and straight nose. Open reduction nasal septal repair (septoplasty).

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After I learned my nose was indeed fractured with deviated septum and my appearance and breathing ability compromised, I was beyond frightened. I was told I needed to undergo and open reduction nasal septal repair fracture (basically a septoplasty). Anyhow, I did some research and read countless horror stories. Already fearful of any type of medical procedure, I considered cancelling multiple times before the surgery. Briefly, by three days post-op I had returned to work, and except for some mild stuffiness and a cast, I didn't feel all that bad. 9 days post-opp I feel fantastic. I attribute my speedy recovery to Dr. Picerno. Not only can I breathe better than ever, but she was able to get my nose straight and return it to pre-injury (even looks better). Also, when I had massive swelling after cast removal I was concerned that it wasn't swelling, but a new deformity. I returned to her and she listened. Really listened and understood. She alleviated my fears and won my trust (not an easy thing to do). Today I woke up with my good looking nose. If you need any type of work done, see Dr. Picerno. You will be grateful.

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