The protrusion of the nose increases the risk of injury while playing sports or in accidents. Athletes are prone to nose fractures, and a broken nose is a common injury in falls and vehicle accidents that cause facial trauma. While not all nasal fractures require surgical repair, more severe injuries may affect the shape and function of the nose. Dr. Steven Rueda is one of West Palm Beach’s top plastic surgeons. If you need nasal fracture repair plastic surgery, come see us at Precision Medical Specialists in Wellington, FL.
The nose structure is mostly made from cartilage, but there is a small nasal bone at the top of the bridge. The nasal bone only extends an inch or two down the bridge; the rest of the nose structure is mostly skin and cartilage. A broken or fractured nose can include a broken nasal bone, but the cartilage may also be damaged. For minor fractures, a closed reduction may be used to reset the nasal bone to allow it to heal without surgical repair. For more severe injuries to the nose, nasal fracture repair plastic surgery may be recommended.
Broken Nose Repair Surgery
Severe nasal fractures can impact both the function and form of the nose. A broken nasal bone and damaged cartilage can interfere with breathing function if the septum is deviated or perforated. A broken nose can appear crooked or have a saddle nose deformity. When there is severe damage to the nose, plastic surgery can be used to restore both the function and shape of the nose.
Dr. Steven Rueda is a highly respected plastic surgeon who specializes in both cosmetic and functional nose surgery. When performing a broken nose repair, Dr. Rueda will use his extensive skills in both plastic and reconstructive surgery to reshape and reform the nose for both function and improved aesthetics.
If you have a recent nasal fracture that needs repair or a misshapen nose from a previous injury, contact us at Precision Medical Specialists. We offer broken nose repair surgery to restore function and appearance at our state-of-the-art surgical facility in Wellington. Call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rueda today to learn more about nasal fracture repair plastic surgery.