Few people who end up breaking their nose will end up undergoing broken nose repair surgery. However, you never know how bad a break will be when your nose is involved. If the break is minor and doesn’t make your nose look any different from how it did before, you can probably recover nicely without any real medical intervention.
However, this isn’t always possible. There are various complications of a broken nose that could mean you end up requiring surgery. One of these is damage to the septum. This is the part of the nose that divides the nostrils from one another. You may also need surgery to straighten the nose if the break was severe and put it badly out of place compared to how it originally appeared.
How long is the recovery when broken nose repair surgery is required?
The best time to have surgery is as soon as possible after the accident. This is because the nose will start to heal, so if you delay surgery to fix the break, for instance, you can end up needing the nose to be broken again by the surgeons.
Surgery for a deviated septum may take place later, but it will depend on your medical team and when they can perform the operation. As with any surgery, you can expect to feel a good deal of pain and discomfort in the early stages following the procedure. However, once you begin to heal, you will look better and feel better, and hopefully the problems stemming from the original break will be resolved.
Can you claim something for the injury and surgery?
No one wants to have broken nose repair surgery but it can resolve some of the problems that can follow on from a broken nose. At some point, following the injury and any treatment you have for it, your mind may turn to how you got the injury to begin with. Was someone else at fault?
It’s not always easy to tell, but if you have a chance to find out, it makes sense to do so. Calling the team at Accident Advice Helpline is your best bet in this instance. You can do so free on 0800 689 0500, or instead, use your mobile to call us on 0333 500 0993 for some no-obligation advice. That’s good news for you, and it could lead to a claim, too.