Broken Nose (cont.)
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Broken Nose Follow-up
About 3-5 days after the swelling in the nose has gone away, a person may be referred to an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMFS), or a plastic surgeon.
Follow-up care should not be delayed. A delay, especially longer than 7-10 days, may cause a broken bone to be set in a deformed state.
Broken Nose Prevention
Broken Nose Prognosis
If a nasal injury is minor, further care may not be needed. Many will need a follow-up visit in about 3-7 days after the swelling has resolved. If a severe break has occurred, corrective surgery may be required.
Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/7/2016
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