Dr. Jay Calvert, Beverly Hills, Nasal Fracture Surgery
Many patients come for ‘rhinoplasty’ having had a nasal fracture.
Surgery for this type of problem is very different than straight forward rhinoplasty.
The soft tissue damage to the nose that occurs during a traumatic event is variable and can cause unpredictable healing after nasal surgery.
The soft tissue healing is, however, of utmost importance.
It is, after all, the soft tissue that we look at on a daily basis.
So, there is a need for the surgeon and the patient to understand that these facts.
Once of the most unpredictable aspects of nasal fracture surgery is the healing of the septum.
The septum often times gets crushed during a nasal fracture.
And thus, the nose may twist left, right or simply collapse causing a saddle nose.
This all requires a significant amount of reconstruction rather than just modification as in a primary rhinoplasty.
These nuances are discussed in this video about repair of the saddle nose.
The video here is very graphic and only for those interested in the details of how a saddle nose is ACTUALLY reconstructed.
Otherwise, please refer to the youtube channel, youtube.com/drcalverttv for less graphic video demonstrations of rhinoplasty education for patients and surgeons.