Do I need surgery to fix the bridge of my nose?
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Fixing nose after trauma
Nasal Fracture Repair
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Do I need surgery?
Your description is consistent with fracture of the nasal bones or cartilage
Thank you for your question. While no photos were available for review, your description is concise and consistent with traumatic damage to the underlying nasal bone and/or cartilage. Most traumatic nasal deformities do require surgical correction. In my practice, I usually wait a minimum of 6 months to let the initial injured regions resolve before planning corrective nasal surgery. Depending on the location, symmetry, and magnitude of your depressed post-traumatic nasal deformity, nonsurgical injection of hyaluronic acid may occasionally be an option to provide temporary relief. It is best to seek a consultation with an experienced nasal surgeon to confirm your diagnosis and review your treatment options.
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