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A broken nose is the most common type of facial fracture. Additionally, injury to the nasal bones and cartilages can adversely affect breathing as well as appearance. If there is a significant deformity or compromise of the nasal passages as a result of traumatic nasal injuries, surgical repair must be considered. To evaluate the degree and severity of your injury, the doctor may oftentimes order a CT scan or a nasal x-ray.

Many times a simple nose injury can heal naturally with no adverse effects. However, some complicated injuries may require intervention by your doctor.

What are my options?

Depending on the severity of the injury and the degree of displacement of the nasal bones, Dr. Saigal may recommend early surgery (within 10 days) to "reset" the nasal bones. This is known as "closed reduction." However, if the nose is healing in an unsatisfactory position, "open reduction" of the nasal fracture must be considered under anesthesia to address the support structure of the nose, nasal breathing, and to realign the nasal structure.

Will insurance cover broken nose surgery?

Yes. Insurance will cover broken nose/nasal fracture surgery. However, it will not cover the cost of surgery is for cosmetic purposes.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

Here at Saigal Facial Plastic Surgery there is nothing more important to us than your health and safety. While we are following all mandates and safety measures for COVID-19, we are available to schedule consultations and appointments.

Our office is back open as of Monday, May 4th. Dr. Saigal offers in-office and virtual consultations by appointment. Please use the button below to request a virtual consultation today to explore your options and receive expert recommendations from Dr. Saigal.

Stay safe and well!

Dr. Saigal and Team

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