Nasal injuries are extremely common and can occur as the result of vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls, and trauma. They are among the most common facial injuries – broken noses rank as the third most common broken bone in the body and are the most frequently broken facial bone. Injuries to the nose can cause or increase nasal obstruction, congestion, loss of smell, hindered breathing and snoring and can cause a dramatic change in the cosmetic appearance of the face.
Nasal Fracture Repair in Orange County and Irvine
Nasal fracture typically involves a broken nose which may include deviated nasal bones, torn nasal cartilage, and/or a deviated nasal septum. The fracture may cause an asymmetrical – crooked nose and/or a new or larger nasal hump. Nasal function is usually impaired as is aesthetic facial balance – which affects the overall facial appearance. When surgery is required for correction – Dr. Yeh performs nasal reconstruction surgery to restore normal function and a more cosmetically pleasing facial appearance.
NASAL FRACTURE – COMMONLY AFFECTS:
Anyone with a fractured nose or other facial trauma injury may be a good candidate for Dr. Yeh’s facial reconstruction procedures. It is important to be seen after the trauma occurs in order to help determine the correct treatment. Surgery may not always be necessary.
Dr. Yeh believes that the initial consultation is most important and should be done face to face with your surgeon. After listening closely and carefully to your concerns, Dr. Yeh is able to do a critical evaluation and make the correct recommendations to address your specific needs. It is during the consultation that you both arrive at a mutual understanding and trust which enables Dr. Yeh to tailor the treatment plan that is best suited to you – not somebody else.
His skilled hands & extensive knowledge – combined with an artistic eye & experience enables Dr. Yeh to achieve the most natural looking results possible.
PROCEDURE – NASAL FRACTURE REPAIR:
If nasal reconstruction surgery is required there are often multiple techniques required to reposition the nasal bones and make the other necessary corrections. Many of the same techniques used for Rhinoplasty Surgery are used for this procedure. A nasal cast is usually required and must be worn for about 7 days post-surgery to keep the nose stabilized and protect it from further injury. Swelling, bruising and discomfort is normal and to be expected with nasal reconstruction surgery. Keeping your head elevated on 2-3 pillows helps to significantly reduce this swelling. Any pain and discomfort is usually managed with prescription pain medication. The discomfort resolves over a few days, but your activities will be restricted for about 3 weeks while healing takes place – this includes all strenuous sports, lifting, bending, and straining.
CHOOSING A FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON
Surgery is a serious decision – many times it is life changing. Choosing a surgeon who is qualified and able to achieve the right outcome is critical. Dr. Yeh is a Board Certified surgeon – with fellowship training in Facial Plastic Surgery – which means he has many extra years of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical training and experience beyond the norm. He has focused on and is specialized in all procedures of the head and neck. This does not guarantee a certain outcome – but can ensure you that he is a skilled expert and highly qualified to perform your chosen procedure.
You can trust you face to this Facial Plastic Surgeon!