A broken nose is one of the most common things that sends patients in for a rhinoplasty consultation. Because the nose occupies such a prominent position on the face, it’s frequently broken. This, combined with the fact that every nose has some degree of deviation from the time it’s formed in the womb, can lead to severe deviations and breathing difficulties following nasal trauma. Reconstruction of the traumatized nose is a challenging but rewarding endeavor. In the right hands, the nose can often be made to look better than its pre-injury state, while also making the patient’s breathing better than before.
Dr. Hatef’s Skill in Traumatic Rhinoplasty
I gained a great deal of experience with traumatic rhinoplasty the hard way – through many a late night in the procedure rooms of Houston’s county hospital emergency center, fixing traumatized noses for uninsured and under-insured patients with a limited set of instruments, and a combination of pain pills and lidocaine as the only form of anesthesia. Restoring these patients to their pre-injury state was both necessary and helpful to the patients so that they could get back to work as soon as possible. It was also personally rewarding for me, affording me with the in-depth experience I offer today in traumatic rhinoplasty.