Nasal Fracture Symptoms
With a broken nose, you have the choice to fix it or leave it alone. When you make this decision, it’s important to consider two things – how it looks and how it works. If you’re experiencing headaches, breathing problems, or drainage (following a broken nose), you should consider having your nose straightened. If you’re experiencing similar issues from a recent nasal valve collapse, it’s important to see a doctor asap. At Advanced ENT & Allergy Center, we can fix your broken nose, whether your injury happened today or 50 years ago.
Immediate symptoms of a broken nose:
- Pain or tenderness
- Bruising around the nose or eyes
- Crooked or misshapen nose
- Difficulty breathing through your nose
- Runny nose
You can also experience ongoing symptoms from a broken nose that you chose not to fix at the time. These include:
Alleviate Symptoms and Look Like New
If you think your nose is broken, or you are experiencing ongoing symptoms from a previous break, we offer several treatment options. First, we’ll do a total examination of the nose and sinuses, either in person or through a telehealth appointment, to determine the cause of your symptoms and offer the best options. Our treatments include:
- Medication: Some broken noses just require rest, ice, and medication to alleviate symptoms.
- Septoplasty Surgery: A surgical procedure that straightens the septum from the inside to improve breathing, drainage, and headaches.
- Nose surgery: A surgical procedure that straightens the bones on the outside to get the results you want.
ENT and Facial Experts
One of our doctors, Dr. Menachof, is an ENT doctor as well as a Facial Plastic Surgeon. He has over 20 years of experience performing successful sinus surgeries to fix deviated septums and facial cosmetic surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions about Broken Nose Treatment
This decision is entirely up to you. If your nose looks different because of your injury, you may want to have it reset. If you’re experiencing ongoing problems like headaches, breathing issues, or drainage – you should also consider having your septum straightened. Talk with a doctor.
Septoplasty surgery can be done in-office with oral sedation. After a local numbing agent takes effect the surgery takes about an hour. It almost never requires packing and typically causes little pain. The procedure is covered by most health insurance plans.