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Searching for a Surgeon to fix a broken nose in London?


Searching for a surgeon to fix a broken nose in London?

The nasal bones, nasal septum, and other nose parts are softer compared to other parts of the body. Hence, nasal fractures and other nasal injuries are quite common. Very often, damage to the nose can cause breathing difficulty, causing patients to seek cosmetic surgery to fix broken bones or a rhinoplasty operation to improve breathing function.

Mr. Kambiz Golchin, based in Rita Rakus, is an extremely well-experienced Rhinoplasty surgeon. Begin with a consult, and from there, Mr. Golchin will be able to best advise you on how best to approach your goals in either fixing or reshaping your nose.

What is a broken nose?

Before you decide whether you need rhinoplasty surgery, it is important to understand what a broken nose is. One of the most delicate yet important parts of our body, the nose, is made up of bones and cartilage. Its upper section consists of two bones which come together to form a pyramid-like shape of your nose.

Along with the two bones, there is a cartilage wall consisting of 5 cartilages that come together to form the middle and lower section of the nose. The cartilages in the middle of the nose are the upper cartilages, and the ones at the bottom part of the nose are the lower cartilages. The lower cartilages are also known as tip cartilages, as they form the tip of the nose.

Any damage caused to either the bones, the cartilage or both of these parts can be referred to as a broken nose. Let’s find out what might cause this.

Causes of a broken nose

Understanding the causes of a broken nose can not only help the surgeon with the diagnosis and treatment options, but it can also help you with the initial home remedies and first aid. Given below are the common causes of a broken nose:

● Nasal trauma

● Direct contact with the nose during contact sports

● Weight lifting

● Road accidents

● Bike accidents

● Other physical altercations

Signs and symptoms of a broken nose

Another key thing to keep a close eye on is the signs and symptoms of a broken nose. When you face a hard collision or someone or something comes in direct contact with your nose, your nasal structure can be damaged. The symptoms can vary depending on which part of the nose faces the injury. Most patients would face noticeable deformities in the nose’s shape, such as the nasal bones and/or cartilage. Here are all the signs and symptoms of a broken nose:

Open roof deformity

The top part of your nose consists of two bones that make the pyramid shape. A properly fixed nose has those two bones coming together and joining at the top of the nose. If there is damage or trauma caused to those two bones, they can split apart, forming ridges. If you see ridges after a nose injury, those are the edges of your two nose bones not coming together. The open roof deformity can lead to severe pain if not treated properly. Consult Mr. Golchin at Dr. Rita Rakus Clinic in London for all rhinoplasty procedures.

Deviated nose bridge

Another key symptom you are likely to see in case of a broken nose is a deviation in your nose bridge. During a strenuous exercise or a physically demanding activity, you can put too much pressure on your nose. As a result, your nose axis can deviate from its original position. This deviation is a symptom of a fracture in the nasal bones or the cartilage.

Deviated septum

The septum is a delicate part of your nose that is injury-prone due to its softness. The septum is usually in the middle part of your nose. A likely sign of a broken nose can be a deviation in the original position of the septum. You can experience pain and facial swelling.

Saddle nose

A saddle nose is another type of nose fracture that is caused by a break in the septum. A painful injury that results in the collapse of the middle part of your nose.

Nasal airway obstruction

Apart from the injuries mentioned above, another commonly ignored symptom is the obstruction in the nasal airways. If you are having difficulty breathing through your nasal passage, there may be a break in the structure of your nose.

In injuries that cause shifting the shape of your nose and the breaking of your nasal septum, the most common sign you will experience is breathing difficulties.

Other signs and symptoms you can identify are:

● Pain

● Mild or Worsen swelling

● Redness or Bruises

● Breathing difficulty

● Nosebleeds

● Deformity

● Nose clicking or popping sound

For a broken nose diagnosis, visit Mr. Golchin at Dr. Rita Rakus Clinic in London.

Home care and first aid treatment for broken noses

Catering to a broken nose is crucial before you seek medical attention. There are certain home remedies and treatments that help you in a number of ways. Using these first aid basics can reduce further damage to an already broken nose.

However, you must not use these home-care treatments as a solution to your nose injury. Given below are some common first-aid treatments you can use for your broken nose:

Pain medication

A broken nose can cause moderate to severe pain. Before you come for the initial consultation with Mr. Golchin or any other rhinoplasty surgeon, you can take over-the-counter painkillers to relieve pain. This will also help you with reducing inflammation.

Ice pack

To apply cold compresses, take a cold ice pack in a towel or a similar texture of cloth and apply it on your nose for 20 minutes several times a day. Not only will the ice pack reduce pain, but it will also reduce swelling in your nose.

Keeping the head elevated

You are most likely gonna experience difficulty breathing if you have a broken nose. Hence, it is necessary that you keep your head elevated while resting and sleeping. This will help you breathe easier while sleeping and reduce swelling.

Avoid blowing your nose and seek immediate medical attention; visit Mr. Golchin at Dr. Rita Rakus Clinic in London.

Rhinoplasty for broken nose

The rhinoplasty in London begins with the initial consultation with a surgeon. The consultation is an essential part of the nose surgery that determines the course of action and the surgical procedures likely to be taken by the doctor.

Pre-surgery preparations

A physical examination of your nose will be conducted, including imaging studies such as X-rays and CT scans to identify the fractured part of your nose. Let your surgeon know if you have had any previous nose or other injuries; your surgeon will also take your detailed medical history. At the end of the consultation, the nose surgery procedure will be explained to you by the surgeon.

If you are an avid smoker, you will need to quit smoking for at least 4 weeks before the nose surgery can happen. Additionally, you will also have to let go of anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin for a few weeks. These drugs can increase the risk of bleeding during and after the operation.

Rhinoplasty surgery

The most common type of surgical procedure used to treat broken noses is called rhinoplasty. This surgery is typically performed to alter the shape of your nose. If your nose has suffered multiple breaks due to an injury, or if the shape of your nose is significantly distorted, Mr. Golchin will most often advise a rhinoplasty.

There are two different types of rhinoplasty:

● Open rhinoplasty: When the surgery is performed from outside of the nose with a small incision placed on the columella, which is the fleshy column between the nostrils.

● Closed rhinoplasty: It involves incisions placed within the nostrils to reshape the areas of the nose that cannot be accessed from the outside.

Apart from treating broken noses and other functional issues such as breathing difficulties, rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, can be used for cosmetic reasons.

Closed reduction

A closed reduction surgery is performed for up to 7 days following the injury. If you are able to get medical attention within 7 days of your nose injury, your broken bones will not have healed or fused in their new shape. Hence, Mr. Golchin can manipulate them with external pressure and push them back to their original place.

However, the closed reduction surgery is only suitable for simple bone fractures and is performed under local anaesthesia.

Open reduction

If your injury is older than 7 days, the closed reduction cannot be performed on your nose. By 8 days, your nose may already be healing and cannot be manipulated from the outside. Hence, surgeons use the procedure called osteotomy, which involves rebreaking the bones in a controlled way and manually realigning them to match the original nasal structure.


Bones are one part of the nose, the other delicate part is the septum which can be deviated or broken during a nose fracture. Mr. Golchin will first determine whether your septum injury needs the open approach or closed for the best possible outcomes. If your injury is severe, the surgeon may add cartilage tissue from other parts of the body to reconstruct the nose.

Have you suffered from a nose injury in the recent past, Visit Mr. Golchin at Dr. Rita Rakus Clinic in London today.

Broken nose recovery period

The recovery time can differ depending on the injury. Generally, it takes one to two weeks for the nose to recover from the surgery. You will have a splint placed on your nose after the surgery so your nose can stay in its new shape.

The splint stabilises the broken parts of the nose, so even if you move around, the nose stays in its shape and heals faster. The splint is removed after a week when you go for the follow-up appointment.

If your surgery is minor, Mr. Golchin will examine you after 4 hours of the operation, and you will be discharged later that day. However, a more complex surgery requires further medical attention, and you may have to stay at the hospital overnight.

You will need to take at least a week off from work and stay at home. Initially, you will be advised against blowing your nose, chewing excessively and pulling clothes over your head. You will be advised to sleep with your head in an elevated position above the chest to reduce swelling or bleeding post-surgery.

The swelling subsides within 2-3 weeks of the surgery. However, If you are thinking about taking part in strenuous activities and contact sports, you will have to wait another four to six weeks. You will also have to stop smoking for at least four weeks after the surgery.

Make sure to follow the post-surgery instructions given by Mr. Golchin, as carelessness towards a broken nose rhinoplasty can result in possible complications.

Possible complications and risks

As is the case with any plastic surgery, there are several risks involved:

● Bleeding

● Sinus infection

● General Anaesthetic risks such as an allergic reaction or difficulty breathing

● Additional surgery

Visit Mr. Golchin in London for rhinoplasty for a broken nose

Treating a broken nose is necessary as it can lead to functional and aesthetic problems. The negative impacts of a broken nose range from breathing difficulties to reduced self-confidence and much more. Add to that the pain and swelling, and you are in for a miserable time.

Thanks to Mr. Golchin, now you can get your broken noses fixed with rhinoplasty in London. We specialise in all types of nose injuries, such as nose fractures leading to manual realignment of deviated nose bridge, deviated or broken nose septum, cartilage filling and much more. Moreover, we also provide you with pain medication and rhinoplasty surgery for cosmetic reasons.

Contact Mr. Golchin today for better breathing and increased self-confidence!

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I had decided many months ago to get rhinoplasty and had since visited a number of the top surgeons in London, after being dissatisfied a friend referred Mr Golchin. From start to finish, including my pre operative care to my end result I could not be happier and would highly recommend Mr Golchin as a wonderful surgeon who has changed my life and I could not be happier with my new nose. – cmbrowne

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