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Rhinoplasty for Broken
Nose in California

Dr. Zarrabi performs the best rhinoplasty procedures in California, helping patients improve their appearance and confidence. He is a board-certified maxillofacial surgeon with decades of experience 
in the field and multiple published works. Dr. Zarrabi uses a piezo ultrasonic technique to maximize safety and make sure that patients recover as quickly as possible. People undergo this surgery to fix breathing issues, realign crooked noses, reduce discomfort, and regain self-esteem. With his artistic eye and advanced technology, Dr. Zarrabi achieves excellent results, supporting patients each step of the way.

Rhinoplasty for Broken Nose in California

Dr. Zarrabi performs the best rhinoplasty procedures in California, helping patients improve their appearance and confidence. He is a board-certified maxillofacial surgeon with decades of experience 
in the field and multiple published works. Dr. Zarrabi uses a piezo ultrasonic technique to maximize safety and make sure that patients recover as quickly as possible. People undergo this surgery to fix breathing issues, realign crooked noses, reduce discomfort, and regain self-esteem. With his artistic eye and advanced technology, Dr. Zarrabi achieves excellent results, supporting patients each step of the way.
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What Is Rhinoplasty for Broken Nose?

When a break heals improperly, it can cause breathing difficulties or a crooked appearance. Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery that repairs these nasal fractures and corrects deformities. It involves making incisions to access the broken bones and repositioning or stabilizing them with tiny plates and screws. Skin and soft tissues may also need to be reconstructed. This type of rhinoplasty takes 1-3 hours to perform under general anesthesia. The goal is to achieve better nasal function and aesthetic appearance after an injury.

Dr. Zarrabi uses a piezo ultrasonic device to make the procedure safe and effective. This technology relies on piezoelectricity to vibrate a small tip at ultrasonic frequencies. This allows the surgeon to make precise bone cuts and sculpts during rhinoplasty surgery with minimal risk of damaging soft tissue. Compared to traditional manual instruments, piezo devices offer more control and accuracy. Their vibration also provides better tactile feedback. Overall, the piezo ultrasonic technique has many advantages in terms of precision and safety.

Before & After

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Before & After

Techniques for Repairing a Broken Nose

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Closed
During closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Zarrabi performs all manipulations and alterations through the nostrils without any external incisions. He maintains the columella skin intact. While visibility is more limited, this technique can effectively treat less extensive
nasal fractures or deviations. The surgeon uses narrow tools and visualization techniques to put the bones and cartilage into the proper position. Closed rhinoplasty avoids visible external scarring but is generally better suited for minor deformities rather than severely displaced nasal bones. The limited surgical exposure can make extensive repairs more challenging.
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Open
Open rhinoplasty is often used to treat significant nasal fractures. During this procedure, Dr. Zarabbi makes an incision across the columella (the narrow strip of tissue between the nostrils) to lift up the skin and visually expose the underlying nasal structure. This allows the
surgeon to directly see the fracture and reposition or reconstruct displaced bones or cartilage. The open approach provides the most visibility and access for repairing a severely deviated or collapsed nose after trauma. This technique involves some external scarring on the columella after healing. However, it is almost invisible when looking at the face straight on.
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Preparation for Nose Job

Before undergoing rhinoplasty, patients schedule a consultation with Dr. Zarrabi to discuss the goals of the surgery and what results can realistically be expected. He examines the nasal bones and cartilage to determine the extent of the injury and develops a comprehensive surgical plan. Dr. Zarrabi also considers the patient’s medical history, any medications or supplements they take, and whether they smoke.

Key aspects of preparation for a rhinoplasty include:
Avoiding blood-thinning medications, like aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs, that can increase bleeding
Discontinuing any vitamin E, herbal supplements, or fish oil pills
Arranging a ride home from our surgical center and having someone to stay with the patient for the first 24 hours after the operation
Stocking up on soft, easy-to-eat foods along with ice packs and gauze to aid in recovery
Getting pre-surgical tests and medical clearance from a primary doctor, if necessary
Taking time off work or school to allow for proper rest and healing after the procedure
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Broken Nose Rhinoplasty
Procedure

General Anesthesia
The anesthetic medication is provided through an intravenous line to make the patient fully unconscious so that they do not feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery. Our anesthesiologist carefully monitors the patient during the entire procedure while they are asleep.
Incisions
Dr. Zarrabi makes small incisions either inside the nostrils or on the underside of the nose, depending on the techniques needed for reshaping. These openings give the surgeon access to modify the underlying bones and cartilage. Incisions made inside the nose help to avoid visible scarring.
Reshaping the Nose
The surgeon repositions or reshapes broken nasal bones using delicate instruments. Cartilage may be grafted (increased), removed, or rearranged to help improve breathing and achieve the desired nose shape.
Closing Incisions
Finally, Dr. Zarrabi closes any incisions made at the beginning of the surgery with absorbable sutures. External nasal splints, tape, and bandages are applied over the nose to protect the area as it begins recovering.
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Recovery After Rhinoplasty for Broken Nose

Immediately After Surgery
In the first 24 hours after rhinoplasty procedures, patients experience swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes. Pain medication and cold compresses are used to manage discomfort and symptoms. Patients must rest with the head elevated to reduce swelling.
The splint and packing inside the nose are often removed at the end of the first week while swelling and bruising continue to improve. Patients can usually return to work or school 7-10 days after surgery, depending on the nature of activities required. Moderate movement is permitted, but strenuous exercise should wait.
Most of the swelling and bruising should subside within 2-3 weeks. Splints, casts, and stitches are removed. Patients typically feel much better 3 weeks after surgery and resume normal activities, except for contact sports or heavy lifting.
The nasal bones and cartilage may require a year or more to fully heal. During the first 3-6 months, the nose continues to adjust, and all of the symptoms slowly disappear. The results of rhinoplasty are completely visible after a year of recovery.
Anesthesia Immediately After Surgery
In the first 24 hours after rhinoplasty procedures, patients experience swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes. Pain medication and cold compresses are used to manage discomfort and symptoms. Patients must rest with the head elevated to reduce swelling.
The splint and packing inside the nose are often removed at the end of the first week while swelling and bruising continue to improve. Patients can usually return to work or school 7-10 days after surgery, depending on the nature of activities required. Moderate movement is permitted, but strenuous exercise should wait.
Most of the swelling and bruising should subside within 2-3 weeks. Splints, casts, and stitches are removed. Patients typically feel much better 3 weeks after surgery and resume normal activities, except for contact sports or heavy lifting.
The nasal bones and cartilage may require a year or more to fully heal. During the first 3-6 months, the nose continues to adjust, and all of the symptoms slowly disappear. The results of rhinoplasty are completely visible after a year of recovery.

Candidates for Broken Nose
Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty may be an option for many patients who have suffered nasal trauma. A broken nose can lead to both cosmetic and functional issues. Rhinoplasty aims to correct these problems and restore nasal form and function. Potential candidates for this facial plastic surgery include:

Patients with cosmetic deformities, such as a crooked nose, bumps, and indentations, after the bone has healed
Those who suffer from chronic nasal obstruction or breathing difficulties due to bone and cartilage displacement from the injury
Patients with nasal fractures that did not heal properly and remain unstable or misaligned
People with a deviated septum or other anatomical issues caused by trauma
Patients who experience chronic pain and pressure sensations after the initial fracture has healed
These are the key groups who may seek rhinoplasty to correct trauma-related defects and problems resulting from a broken nose. Through careful assessment, Dr. Zarrabi determines which patients are eligible for surgery to improve their appearance and breathing. Most candidates with broken noses can achieve lasting relief from their discomfort.
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Benefits of Rhinoplasty for Broken Nose

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Improved Breathing

Rhinoplasty helps improve breathing issues that result from a nasal fracture. During reconstructive surgery, the bones are repositioned and aligned properly, which opens the airways. This allows for better airflow and can relieve various breathing problems, such as chronic congestion.

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Reduced Pain and Discomfort
Realigning the nasal bones and cartilage during 
a rhinoplasty can help alleviate pain and discomfort. 
If bones have healed improperly after a fracture, there may be persistent soreness or tenderness, especially when touched. Correcting the underlying structural cause removes this discomfort.
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Correction of Crooked Nose
Cosmetic rhinoplasty restores the natural appearance of the nose after an injury. Dr. Zarrabi manipulates the cartilage and bone to reshape the nose and achieve facial symmetry. His techniques correct deformities or bumps caused by improper healing after a nasal fracture. As a result, patients gain beautiful nasal contours.
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Increased Confidence
When an injury causes functional problems or undesirable appearance, it may negatively impact a person’s self-image. Rhinoplasty surgery allows people to regain smooth nasal contours. They can greatly boost their self-confidence and improve their psychosocial well-being.

Cost of Rhinoplasty for
Broken Nose in California

The cost of rhinoplasty for a broken nose in California ranges from $5,000 to $15,000, depending on the complexity of the procedure. Prices vary widely based on many factors, including:
the surgeon's experience
geographic location
specific nasal deformities being corrected

In terms of surgical complexity, a simple closed procedure with minor fractures may cost around $5,000. However, significant dislocations that require an open approach with grafting can cost up to $15,000. Bigger cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco have higher prices for both the surgery and hospital fees.

When budgeting for a nose job, it helps to understand both the insurance coverage and itemized expenses. Patients can receive detailed information during an initial consultation with Dr. Zarrabi. He will provide an accurate cost estimate based on the person’s needs and aesthetic goals. We offer credit plans to make the procedure more affordable for each patient.

Cost of Rhinoplasty for Broken Nose in California

The cost of rhinoplasty for a broken nose in California ranges from $5,000 to $15,000, depending on the complexity of the procedure. Prices vary widely based on many factors, including:

the surgeon's experience

geographic location

specific nasal deformities being corrected

In terms of surgical complexity, a simple closed procedure with minor fractures may start around $5,000. However, significant dislocations that require an open approach with grafting can cost up to $15,000. Bigger cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco have higher prices for both the surgery and hospital fees.

When budgeting for a nose job, it helps to understand both the insurance coverage and itemized expenses. Patients can receive detailed information during an initial consultation with Dr. Zarrabi. He will provide an accurate cost estimate based on the person’s needs and aesthetic goals. We offer credit plans to make the procedure more affordable for each patient.
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What Makes Our Nose Surgery Different From Others?

Dr. Zarrabi is an excellent choice for patients who want to repair a broken nose. He is board-certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Zarrabi brings an artistic eye to his work, with experience as an accomplished sculptor. Our surgical center has been accredited by the AAAHC and meets the highest safety standards.

Dr. Zarrabi actively advances the field of maxillofacial surgery through his research. He has published multiple works on innovative surgical techniques that he uses every day to achieve the best results. With his specialized expertise in facial surgery, patients can trust Dr. Zarrabi to skillfully repair their broken noses and help them look beautiful at all times.

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