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How Does Dr. Sam Rizk Treat Nasal Fractures?

Nasal fractures are the most common type of facial fracture. If you have suffered a nasal fracture, there are many procedures our doctor may use to treat it. The procedure he employs will depend on what portion of the nose is fractured, and on the specifics of your case.

In the first 10 days following a nasal fracture, a closed rhinoplasty procedure can often be used to reset the nose. If it has been longer than 10 days since your accident, you may have to wait for a period of weeks or months for the nose to heal before undergoing surgery. In this case, a more complicated rhinoplasty procedure may be performed, or you may need to undergo another related procedure such as septoplasty or septorhinoplasty.

It is uncommon for the tip of the nose to be fractured. If the tip of your nose appears distorted, your tip cartilages may be displaced; or, a fracture of the septum may be causing the tip to appear this way.

If your septum has been fractured, it may be twisted both inside and externally, and will need to be reset to straighten it and possibly to help you breath better. In addition, cartilage grafting may be necessary to strengthen the cartilage. Our doctor typically uses tiny internal incisions to access the tissue and structures that are obstructive, damaged or deviated. He will use 3D imaging technology to view the inside of your nose; this helps him attempt to lessen the trauma and try reduce your recovery time.

Contact Dr. Rizk today to learn more about surgery for nasal fractures.

Written by Dr. Sam Rizk

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