There are many potential interventions that can be utilized to correct a broken nose, depending on the type and extent of the damage. The timing of the repair of your broken nose can make a real difference.
Coming in for treatment within a few hours of sustaining the injury is ideal. If you are unable to come in for immediate repair of a broken nose, it may be best to repair it five to seven days after the injury. This will give the swelling time to ameliorate, offering your surgeon a better picture of the region.
Many of our patients come in specifically for nasal tip reshaping. This aspect of rhinoplasty surgery is focused on the tip of the nose.
When nasal tip reshaping is the goal during your rhinoplasty procedure, your surgeon will most likely be implementing the open rhinoplasty technique. This incision technique is perfect for affording your surgeon access to the nasal tip cartilage. Once access has been created, it will be easier to see the exact nature of the issues. The nasal tip cartilage will then typically be carefully altered to resculpt the tip of the nose.
Rhinoplasty, or nasal surgery, is a procedure that can involve a number of varied techniques. Each of these techniques is chosen for use in surgery to solve a specific issue regarding the nose. In many cases, tip-only rhinoplasty is needed. This option can solve many nasal tip problems.
Tip-only rhinoplasty often features the shrinking and reshaping of a large nasal tip, making it more proportional to the rest of the nose. It may involve the shortening of a prominent projecting nasal tip. Finally, it may be a process of straightening and raising a sagging nasal tip.
When using the open rhinoplasty technique, your plastic surgeon will create a tiny incision on the columella, which is the external skin that separates the nostrils. The nasal skin can then be lifted, offering a great deal of surgical access to the underlying architecture of the nose.
With the unimpeded view that comes with the open rhinoplasty technique, the plastic surgeon is more able to determine the exact nature of functional issues. They can also better appraise the internal factors that shape the nose’s external appearance.