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.
Suspicious skin lesions on and around the nose may be cause for concern. Come into our office as soon as possible for a further examination of these lesions, as they may require skin cancer surgery, which can necessitate a skin reconstruction procedure.
Patients frequently come in with different types of cancerous and precancerous nasal skin lesions. Various melanomas, squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), and basal cell carcinomas (BCC) can all be removed with the help of skin cancer surgery, as can other lesions. Once these are removed, the skin of the nose will require skin reconstruction.