Fractured Nose

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Fractured Nose Surgery

A broken nose can affect breathing and or have an undesirable aesthetic appearance. If your nose fracture requires treating it will be done under a general anesthetic.

The operation can usually be conducted without incisions; the nose bone and any cartilage out of alignment are manipulated into place.

After this is done and the alignment straightened a splint is made and attached to the nose for 1-2 weeks. If there is any bleeding from this process the nose is packed internally for 24 hrs.

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Recovery from Fractured Nose Surgery

An appointment to remove the splint and review the nose operation will be made with your Brisbane nose surgeon either prior to your operation or prior to release from the hospital. Patients will typically stay in in hospital one night post-surgery, and do not have to wait for an x-ray review before being released the next morning.

Post operatively there is likely to be some discomfort, your facial surgeon will arrange pain relief and in the odd case where they are needed anti-biotics. There will be a degree of swelling and bruising around the eyes, this will vary with each person and typically is worse the first few days and almost cleared by the end of the first week.

To ease pain and swelling apply cold packs to the eye area and sleep propped up for the first few days. The swelling will be almost gone after a fortnight, however, residual swelling may last for several months although not noticeable unless under close attention. It is important to keep any dressings dry until removed.

It is important you go to a trusted surgeon for any facial surgery as it may result in extreme costs later on in the form of plastic surgery to have it corrected. For more information on Fractured Nose options in Brisbane or for a consult please ask your GP for a referral to Faciomax and book an appointment with our friendly team.

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