There are a number of reasons you might be dissatisfied with the appearance of your nose. People often have naturally unbalanced nasal appearances, but in many cases, trauma to the nose has caused a distortion of the nose. Children, teens, and adults are all at risk for a sports-related nasal injury. Taking a ball, elbow, or head to the face will often result in a broken nose that may not heal properly. Rhinoplasty may be necessary to restore the appearance of a nose that has been damaged due to injury.
Signs of a Broken Nose
If you believe you have broken your nose or any other part of your body, you should seek immediate medical attention. These are symptoms of a broken nose and may be indicators that you should seek the services of a plastic surgeon..
- Swelling of the nose and face
- Nasal tenderness when touched
- Bruising of the nose or under the eyes
- Crunching or crackling sensation when touched
- Pain or difficulty breathing through the nose
Long-Term Effects of a Broken Nose
It can be more difficult to reset a broken nose than an arm or leg. In addition to there being more cartilage and delicate characteristics, the structures of the nose are closer to the surface, making the defects of the underlying framework more visible. People who break their noses are more likely to develop one or more of the following issues:
- Prominent nasal hump
- Crooked nasal appearance
- Wide nasal bridge
- Difficulties breathing
- Deformity of the nose
Rhinoplasty to Fix Your Nasal Appearance
Many people don’t seek correction for a sports injury until they are adults, especially if the injury occurred at a young age. However, teens can choose to undergo a rhinoplasty as long as their facial features have finished growing, which usually happens between 14 and 17 years of age.
The goal of nose surgery following a sports injury is to restore the aesthetic and function of the nose. Before your procedure, your nose should be fully healed from the original trauma. During your rhinoplasty, Dr. Calabria can straighten the nose, shave down nasal humps, and even improve deviated septums that have led to breathing issues. You may also choose to have the overall appearance of your nose improved if you so desire..
To see if you are a qualifying candidate for nose surgery, schedule your consultation with Dr. Calabria today. Contact our Beverly Hills office at 310.777.0069, our Rancho Mirage office at 760.836.0077, or our Rome, Italy location at 39.349.4662323. You may also fill out our online contact form for additional information.