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Nasal Fracture Treatment

Fracturing the nose is a common injury, resulting in a painful, swollen appendage on your face. While many nose fractures can be healed quickly and easily with a slight adjustment and stabilizing, others may require more advanced facial reconstruction. A nose fracture that is left untreated can become aesthetically unpleasing, resulting in a crooked or misshapen nose. It can also lose functionality, blocking airways and impacting the sinus cavities.

Dr. Khosh, a dual board certified plastic surgeon, is experienced in performing treatment for nasal fractures, including nose reconstruction and even rhinoplasty, if necessary. The first goal is always to repair any functional damage to your nasal passages, then focus on returning your nose to its pre-injury appearance.

Nose Fracture Repair or Surgery

If you have sustained a nose injury or fracture, do not hesitate to call Dr. Khosh for a consultation for treatment. In many cases, a simple, non-invasive treatment can restore your nasal function and allow your nose to heal back to its former shape. However, if there is more permanent damage, you will want to schedule the appropriate surgery before your nose heals incorrectly.

For more information on nasal fracture repair and surgery, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

Nasal Fracture Treatment New York, NY

Case Study

This 63 year old lady requested repair of nose fracture in Manhattan to address severely displaced nasal bones. The broken nose was set into the correct position, also known as closed reduction of nose fracture.

  • Patient: 63 year old lady who was interested in treating a broken nose in New York
  • Problem: Displaced fracture of the nasal bones to the right side
  • Procedure: Closed reduction of nose fracture

Disclaimer: These are actual results for patients of Dr. Maurice Khosh. Plastic and cosmetic surgery results can vary between patients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most nose fractures involve a break in the nasal bones with displacement of the bone fragments leading to a widened and crooked nasal appearance. The displaced nasal bones can be realigned in their natural position through a procedure called closed reduction of nose fracture (setting the nose) or the alternative open reduction of nose fracture.

In the face and nose, a broken bone will heal within two weeks. The broken nasal bones can be realigned before the bone is healed in a displaced position. The process of realigning the nasal bones without breaking them again is called closed reduction. This procedure is best accomplished immediately following the injury (before the onset of swelling), or 5 to 10 days following the injury when the swelling has subsided.

The procedure is commonly performed under local anesthesia in an office setting, although general anesthesia may be used in children or very anxious adults. The nose is completely anesthetized and the nasal bones are pushed back into their natural anatomic position. There is no bruising and no post treatment pain.

Open reduction of nose fracture is performed once the acute nose injury has resolved. If the nose fracture was was not repaired with closed reduction in the first 14 days after injury, if the closed reduction was not fully successful in realigning the nose, or if there was significant cartilage damage to the bridge of the nose or the septum, then open reduction can be considered.

Open reduction of a nose fracture is very similar to a rhinoplasty (nose job). This procedure is commonly performed under general anesthesia. The displaced nasal bones are broken and realigned and cartilage deformities of the nose are addressed. A deviated septum can also be treated at the same time. Patients often experience bruising for a few days and there is need for pain medication for about three days.

I believe the closed reduction is almost always the best option when the injury is fresh. Closed reduction is a much less invasive procedure with less discomfort. If the closed reduction is not successful to fully restoring a broken nose, then the open reduction still remains an option at a later time.

By definition, repair of a nose fracture is reconstructive rather than cosmetic. As such, one would expect that the insurance companies would cover the costs of such treatments. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Each insurance company has their own set of guidelines that pertain to nasal procedures and determination of payment eligibility remains a purvey of the insurance plans.

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What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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