Broken Nose Repair Experts in Los Angeles
Fixing a Broken Nose in Culver City
Nasal fractures and broken noses are very common injuries that one can experience to the face. Accidents such as falling off of a bike, sports injuries, or bumping into an object can result in a fracture or broken nose. It’s possible for the entire nose to shift over to one side. In other scenarios, the central portion of the nose can become disrupted, which can result in a “C” shaped deformity. When this type of injury occurs, one can experience serious swelling and bruising.
When it comes to repairing the broken nose, the options in doing so vary based on the timing after the actual injury. Depending on when the injury occurred, the bones may be reduced or ‘set’ into the initial position within a few hours after the injury occurred. If you are unable to get treatment within a few hours, then significant swelling can occur and therefore, it will begin to distort the assessment of the nose. With that being said, it is essential that you seek help from a medical professional as soon as possible to avoid a septal hematoma or a blood collection within the septum. If a septal hematoma or a blood collection occurs, then it can potentially result in a nasal infection and deformity if it is not fixed in a timely manner.
If the broken nose repair does not take place on the same day, then it is generally best to wait about 5-7 days until the swelling has gone down in order for the doctor to effectively assess the nose before resetting the bones and septum. If 10 days have passed, then the bones have already set in place and a closed reduction may no longer be an option. If too much time passes after the injury, patients will generally have to wait at least 6 weeks following the injury to address the problem with an invasive procedure, which is called a septorhinoplasty or corrective nose surgery Santa Monica.
Nasal Fractures and Broken Nose Symptoms
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, then you should seek help from a medical professional as soon as possible to get Santa Monica same day broken nose repair. If you wait too long to seek treatment, then the conditions of your injury can potentially worsen.
- Pain and/or tenderness, especially when touching your nose
- Swelling of the nose and surrounding areas
- Bruising around your nose and eyes
- Nose bleeds
- Crooked nose
- Difficulty breathing from nose
- Mucus leaking from nose
- Nasal blockage
- In-Office Broken Nose Repair
If you have experienced a nose fracture or nose injury, our team of Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons are experts in diagnosing and precisely correcting acute nasal fractures. In many cases, the repositioning of the broken or fractured nose can be done within seconds. In addition, you will be administered local anesthesia for the treatment. You should never wait to seek help from a medical professional, as your condition can worsen.
In the majority of cases, insurance will cover all or part of the treatment for injuries to the nose. Our team accepts most major PPO plans and Medicare. At your initial consultation, we can look into your benefits to see if your insurance applies to all or part of the treatment.
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In addition to same day broken nose repair, we also offer several other procedures. We are experts in minimally invasive and effective sinus and nasal breathing relief, as well as the best rhinoplasty procedure Santa Monica. Contact us today for sinus relief Culver City to get the effective and lasting results you need.