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Rhinoplasty After Nose Injury – Repairing Aesthetics and Function

Rhinoplasty is often thought of as being something that’s sought out purely for aesthetic reasons but it’s actually something that can be used to improve the function of the nose too. When your nose is broken, it not only affects the appearance of your nose but can also restrict your breathing too.

How rhinoplasty surgery is used to repair a broken nose

When your nose is broken, the bones are pushed out of place. During rhinoplasty surgery, the bones can be reset and straightened. This will help to improve the appearance and also free up the nasal cavity so that breathing is more comfortable too.

When performing rhinoplasty surgery on a broken nose, it can either be done as an open or closed surgery. Each type of nose surgery has its own advantages.

Advantages of closed rhinoplasty (nose surgery)

Closed rhinoplasty is a type of surgery where there is no external scar and the incisions are made on the inside of the nose. Once the incisions are made along the inside of the nose the skin is then lifted away so the surgery can be performed. Below are some of the main advantages of closed rhinoplasty.

  • No external scar is left
  • The surgery is potentially shorter
  • There is less swelling at the tip of the nose


Advantages of open rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty uses the same incisions as closed rhinoplasty but with the addition of an incision at the columella – the tissue that separates the two nostrils. This does mean there’s a scar on the outside of the nose but in truth, this usually heals very well and is not noticeable in most situations.

  • Better visibility for the surgeon
  • Suitable for complex nasal deformities/injuries
  • More precise diagnosis during surgery

Which type of surgery is best is still a debate amongst surgeons and will often depend on the severity of the injury that’s being treated. For mild breaks, it’s often possible to use closed surgery and achieve excellent results.
Dr Sinha has successfully performed rhinoplasty to repair nose injuries on countless patients. If you’ve suffered a nose injury and are considering rhinoplasty then get in touch now and we can schedule a consultation with Dr Sinha.