23 year old female: previous nasal fracture leaving her with breathing problems and a nasal hump
This young lady broke her nose 5 years ago. She was tired of looking at the hump on her nose and could barely breathe out of the right nostril. I had to re-break the nose in order to straighten it, then removed the hump on the bridge. Years ago, packing the nose after surgery was the norm, today I prefer an internal splint for 10 days. This way of stabilization is more comfortable for the patient and usually allows for less bruising during the healing process.