A broken nose is a common facial fracture encountered by the surgeon. Surprisingly, the nose Correction Surgery is the third most common surgery. The nasal fractures can occur due to different reasons like you met with an accident or suffered an injury. In some cases, the problem cannot be critical but at the time the breathing can get affected.
Medical help right away after the injury
The broken nose is best treated right away the injury has occurred. Ideally, it is best to seek medical help within 3 to 6 hours. If there is a collection of blood on the septum and not treated right away then it can lead to infection and other complications. The nose fracture is treated with a closed reduction which means resetting the broken bone. To perform the surgery the patient is given general anesthesia or local anesthesia. The best part is that it does not leave any scar.
Unfortunately, not everyone seeks medical help right away after the injury. Let’s understand how the nose injury can be treated at different times by the best surgeon.
- After first- 2 weeks from injury
Within 14 days, the swelling will occur, which means the patient will wait until the swelling subsides properly.
Keep in mind that nose fractures need 3 weeks to heal. You need to get a close reduction within 14 days. There is no problem with the incision. In a few cases, the revision rhinoplasty may be needed if there is any type of abnormality left.
- Seeking medical help 4 to 6 weeks following surgery
By this time, it is not easy to treat the fracture because of the scar and fibrosing cartilage which will be present around the fracture. For the optimal results, it is important to schedule the treatment within 3 to 6 months.
- Visiting doctor after a long time
Few patients, wait for a long time to seek medical help. At this point, the nose is deformed and asymmetrical. It may be possible to have nasal obstruction. Well, they can be treated any time with a rhino-septoplasty and nose technique.
If you wait for 3 to 5 days before seeking medical help, pay attention to the below-mentioned points:
- Swelling doesn’t progressively improve.
- The nose looks crooked after the swelling recedes
- Breathing is not proper even after swelling subside.
- Frequent nose bleeding.
- High fever.
Make sure that you do not neglect these symptoms as it is about your health. Any type of negligence should not be done. If you have known anyone who has suffered a nose injury then make sure to inform them right away to seek medical help.