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Will you need surgery for a broken nose?

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Your doctor will probably wait for the swelling to go down before deciding if a broken nose needs to be fixed. If it can be done without surgery, they'll do it in the office within 1-2 weeks of the injury. You may need surgery to put the bones back into place and reshape your nose if the fracture is severe or has gone untreated for more than 2 weeks.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Broken Nose.”

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: “Nasal fractures,” “Nosebleeds,” “Nose Surgery.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Broken Nose.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 20, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Broken Nose.”

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: “Nasal fractures,” “Nosebleeds,” “Nose Surgery.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Broken Nose.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 20, 2019

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