Nasal fracture repair rhinoplasty corrects a broken bone in the nose after a facial trauma or injury. Patients generally see their primary care physician or an emergency care facility immediately after they suspect the nose is broken, but then it can be helpful to have a trained plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Steven White in Dallas, TX, to re-set and re-shape the nose for the best aesthetic results. Dr. White is a specialist in reconstructive and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) surgery so he will perform a rhinoplasty that ensures treatment of the patient’s medical concerns and creating the most attractive physical result.
Rhinoplasty - Nasal Fracture Reviews
"The following visit to the emergency room was not in my plans either. After waiting in the waiting room for hours, I finally got x-rays and talked to the nurse. She said that most surgeons made you wait for a week before they operate. That week would have been miserable if the nurse had not remembered a surgeon who would operate on the same day as the fracture. This surgeon was Dr. White. I was instantly impressed by his presentation. He told me exactly what happened to my nose and how to fix it. He took multiple pictures, studied them very thoroughly, and then took his time to decide on the best way to fix me. When he finished, he told me to get ready for surgery. So faster than you can say Macarena, I was in a gown on a trolley being wheeled towards the operating room. When I got into the room, the nurses made me laugh and then the anesthesiologist promptly knocked me out. I awoke with my nose bandaged, splinted and painful but straight. I spent a day and a half in the hospital which did a lot to keep the stress down --- and they also had some fantastic food! Dr. White came in that night and signed me out. Eventually, the splint came off and I got to see my nose. I was astounded! Simply astounded! My nose was perfect! It looked even better than before; perfectly in line with the contours of my face without looking fake. I am still overjoyed. Dr. White is an expert. While he loves art on canvass, I enjoy the art he made of my body. He is amazing at what he does and the passion that he has for his work is equally astounding. He is an ENT while also a plastic surgeon and he is simply the best!! Thank you Dr. White for coming to fix my nose on short notice and driving through ice to get there. Thank you for doing a perfect job and still checking on me. And by the greatest luck, I managed to get one of the world's best without even knowing it!"- J. P. / Office Visit / Mar 31, 2013
"Thank you so much for taking such good care of our son. His nose looks great! Your beautiful work and your true care and concern for patients and family make you someone very special. He likes you so much (as do I!) and considers you not only his cool doctor but also a friend who would do anything for him! I think that is really neat! What you do for others is a real blessing! May God richly bless you! Thank you again!"- C. C. / Office Visit / Jul 06, 2014
"The surgery was an unbelievable success! I cannot thank you enough for the time and care you spent on me. It looks as if my nose had never even been broken. As an additional bonus, I no longer have to deal with allergies. I am forever grateful and in your debt. You did a wonderful job!"- B. L. / Office Visit / Jan 01, 2014
"I always thought my son's nose was one of his best features, so I was especially sad when it was broken. The prospect of anesthesia and surgery was frightening for a 10 year old, but the experience was so pleasant, and he received so much kind attention, that he actually wouldn't mind going through it again! He never even requested pain medication, and his nose is back to its original perfection. Thank you so much Dr. White!"- S. S. / Office Visit / Feb 24, 2007
"I never thought at age 19 that I would need cosmetic surgery. After breaking my nose I felt very self-conscious about how crooked it was. Having it straight again really has had a huge impact on how confident I feel again. My friends noticed how I look them in the eyes again...knowing they look at my whole face and not at my crooked nose. I cannot thank you all enough for how you have turned this into a positive experience for me and my whole family. If I ever need anything done again, I know right where I will be going =) I'm always going to boast that it was Dr. White & his team that brought my smile back. Thank you so much!"- M. K. / Office Visit / May 10, 2006
Nasal fracture surgery repairs the bones of the nose that have been broken as well as any injuries to the cartilage or nasal septum. Dr. White will check for specific concerns, such as septal hematoma which can lead to a saddle nose deformity, or a septal deviation with a physical examination and if needed, an X-ray or CT scan. Once Dr. White and the patient have discussed what areas of the nose need to be treated, a nasal fracture repair rhinoplasty can be performed.
Rhinoplasty after a nasal fracture is best done within 2 weeks of the original injury, but Dr. White is still able to help patients who are past this point. Rhinoplasty for a nasal fracture can be performed in an accredited surgical facility with the patient under general anesthesia or in his office with local anesthetics, including numbing creams and numbing injections. Rhinoplasty after a nasal fracture is usually performed with closed approach. Dr. White will manually move the broken bone or bones back into the correct position without any incisions. After Dr. White has the nasal bones and cartilage in the correct place, a cast will be placed over the nose to keep the nose in place and protected. The cast is usually removed at the patient’s first follow up appointment, 1 week after the procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 - 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
On The Straight & Narrow
Without proper treatment, a nasal fracture could lead to medical problems and physical deformities. Dr. Steven White is a specialist in nose surgeries, which makes him an excellent choice for nasal fracture repair rhinoplasty. He uses his knowledge as an otolaryngology surgeon to ensure the nose is repaired and functioning properly. Dr. White also considers the final appearance of the nose with his experience in plastic surgery to give patients an attractive, symmetrical nose.