What type of surgery do I need for a broken nose? 16 male
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Rhinoplasty and septoplasty for broken nose due to trauma
Surgery for Broken Nose
Basically, you need correction of the broken nose with a rhinoplasty.
If your nose is crooked, it generally means there is a deviated septum. The septum separates the right and left nasal passages and should be vertical to allow both nasal passages to move reasonable amounts of air. If it is deflected, twisted or crooked, then you have a breathing problem, so that needs to be evaluated. That should be done at consultation. A very thorough internal nasal exam is appropriate.
Regarding the outside of your nose: you would do very well with the changes which would remove the bump and refine the tip. Maybe when you smile, the tip droops down, and that can be corrected also. The crookedness is generally related to possible bad positioning of the nasal bones as well as that internal nasal septum. It is not hard to figure that out. Because you "like your own nose, it was nice and appealing to everyone," it sounds like you are up for getting the old nose back, but maybe your new nose will be even better. Not a bad idea.
Do your rhinoplasty homework. Visit a lot of good rhinoplasty websites such as mine. Other surgeons have excellent and equally informative sites. Read books about the procedure. My two books (listed beldow) were written just for you so that you can learn and study and prepare. There are other excellent books that are also available, written by colleagues and other nasal surgery specialists.
You do want to have computer imaging when you go for your consultation. You want to be able to see the predicted results of your procedure. A consultation without that, to me, is worthless.You need to see on the surgeon's computer screen what changes can, or should be made, so that you're sure you will be happy. If the surgeon says he is not comfortable delivering the changes on the screen that you want, then move on to the next office. Ask to see the computer imaging examples of other patients in which you can see the before nose, then the computer-image results and the actual after-surgical, healed result.This is very important. You also want to see a before and after rhinoplasty collection with at least 100 cases of examples of what nasal surgery changes were made.
The more specialized the doctor you see, the more likely you are to have a satisfactory result, so spend your time wisely. Invest your time properly and learn as much as you can.
Best wishes from Beverly Hills, California,
Robert Kotler, MD, FACS
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