How is a Broken Nose or Nasal Fracture Treated?

Minor nasal injuries and fractures may not require surgical intervention. If your nose appears as it did before the injury, you may need no treatment other than rest and observation.

Broken bones of the nose normally require surgical intervention for repositioning and reshaping. Dr. Chaboki treats most broken noses in the office with local anesthesia. The procedure is very quick and simple and patients may return home afterward. He will place a cast over the nose made of tape and plastic. This nasal cast will then stay in place for a week.

For more severe injuries (or if the patient prefers), Dr. Chaboki will treat broken nasal bones in the operating room with general anesthesia or IV sedation (twilight anesthesia).

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