Can You Reset Your Nose After You Broke It 7 Years Ago? (photo)

I want to fix it because the bones or sticking out and not looking small at the top and this is really aggravating me

Doctor Answers 4

Delayed Repair of Nasal Fracture

If nasal fractures are not repaired at the time of the injury they can still be repaired in a delayed fashion.  If the bone are shifted, or widened in your case, then the bones will need to be fractured in order to place them back into proper position.   Make certain your surgeon evaluates your septum and breathing as well.   Medializing the nasal bones can narrow not only the external appearance of the nose but also the internal nasal passageway.

Palo Alto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Fixing the nose 7 years after it was fractured

At this stage following trauma, it would be necessary to have a rhinoplasty performed to improve the appearance of your nose. I would recommend a consult with a board certified rhinoplasty specialist. They will be able to examine your nose in person and provide you with recommendations. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.

Paul S. Nassif, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Broken nose repair 7 years later

 It is certainly acceptable to undergo broken nose repair at any time after the fracture. Medial and lateral osteotomies will be required along with any hump reduction during the rhinoplasty procedure. It is also important to address any breathing problems on the inside of the nose, like a deviated nasal septum. It is very common to get a deviated septum after  a nose fracture.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Resetting nose after fracture 7 years ago.

The bones after seven years have solidified.  You will most likely need to have the bones in-fractured and reset.  Please see a board certified plastic surgeon or otolaryngologist, (ENT).  They will help guide you through the process.

Jeffrey J. Roth, MD, FACS
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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