Can a nose really collapse? If breathing is obstructed or difficult, is this irreversible?
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Nasal Trauma and Nose collapse
Johnson C. Lee, MD Plastic Surgery
Hello Rosiecon12 - Thank you for your question! Trauma, drugs and even rhinoplasty surgery where too much structural support is removed can cause nasal collapse. A collapsed nose can be supported or rebuilt with cartilage from your ribs and ear depending on how much structural support is needed. The more damaged the nose the more difficult the surgery will be. Best of luck!
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Can a nose really collapse?
Thanks for your question. Trauma and drug use can certainly cause collapse of the nose. This collapse may become visible, or may be more functional (meaning that you aren't able to pass air through the nose normally when breathing). Rhinoplasty surgical techniques are capable of addressing a loss of nasal support and correcting these issues. My suggestion would be to schedule a consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. All the best.
Can a Nose Really Collapse
Rhinoplasty for nasal collapse
Nasal collapse is a real entity
Nasal collapse is a real entity. Obtaining a thorough medical history and performing a complete nasal examination will delineate the anatomy that predisposes to post surgical collapse and nasal airway problems.Many effective surgical techniques exist to manage both entities that are of concern to you. I suggest you meet with a reputable nasal surgeon to have a consultation specific to your needs.
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