Trauma to the nose is a common and painful injury. Sports, violence, falls and auto accidents can all result in a broken or damaged nose. The cartilage and bone that create the nose structure can be permanently damaged, changing the shape and functional capacity. Overcoming nose injuries can require medical care and plastic surgery to repair the damage.
The first step after a nose injury is addressing the immediate medical needs. Nose trauma will typically result in bleeding as well as intense pain. While minor nose injuries may only need ice to reduce swelling and pain, more severe trauma may need medical care. A trip to an urgent care or emergency room can be used to evaluate the injury and perform necessary medical procedures to reposition the nose.
Even with medical care, many people with nose trauma may be left with a misshapen nose after the structure heals. Not only can this change the appearance, there can be functional issues that make it difficult to breathe. Rhinoplasty techniques can be used to repair minor issues, straightening the nose and opening nasal passages. For more severe nose trauma, full rhinoplasty made be needed to repair the nose to its pre-injury shape and function.
Plastic surgery is not just for those who want to change their appearance. It is often used to overcome issues like those sustained in a nose trauma. If you or your child have a nose injury, consult a plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty as soon as possible after the trauma for the best results. Injuries are easier to repair before the nose is completely healed, allowing for a treatment plan to be devised to improve the final appearance and function of the injured nose.
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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
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