Crooked nose after an accident, what now?
An accident can happen quickly and have unexpected consequences – such as a crooked nose. This affects the appearance and often causes functional problems such as breathing difficulties. In any case, if you have a crooked nose, you should consult a specialist.
Surgical intervention is not always necessary
A crooked nose is one of the most common facial injuries, and we use a combination of visual inspection and imaging diagnostics to determine the extent of the injury.
Minor, nondisplaced fractures can sometimes heal without surgery, while other cases require surgical correction to restore the nose’s shape and function. Our treatment methods include:
- Non-surgical measures: For minor injuries, decongestant and pain-relieving measures, possibly splints or special tapes, are used to stabilize the nose during the healing process.
- Septorhinoplasty: For more severe fractures or if the crooked nose also affects breathing, surgical septorhinoplasty may be necessary. This operation corrects the shape of the nose and restores its function.
Surgery and aftercare go hand in hand
If a nose operation is necessary, we will do it under general anaesthesia in one of our partner clinics. The bones and cartilage tissue of the nose are repositioned. Our goal is always a natural-looking result that blends harmoniously with the rest of the face while improving breathing.
After surgical correction, appropriate aftercare is crucial. We will guide you through the healing process and ensure you receive all the information and support you need. Swelling and minor bruising are normal and usually disappear after a few weeks. We recommend avoiding physical exertion and elevating your head when sleeping in the first few weeks after the operation.