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Broken and Crooked Noses in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NY

Double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sang W. Kim of the Natural Face™ Clinics, provide treatment for broken and crooked noses, for patients residing in the Syracuse metropolitan area and Central New York area including Ithaca, and Rochester.

What is a crooked nose?

The crooked nose is a general term used to describe the nose that appears well, uneven and crooked.  While some people are born with this (inherited trait from their parents), others may have acquired it from trauma at a various time throughout their lives.

How do I know if I broke my nose?

Common signs associated with a broken nose include pain, nose bleed, and sometimes bruising around the nose and eyes.  If a bone is broken and shifted, you may feel the bump or step-off on the nose.  However, within hours, swelling from the soft tissue of your nose will make it hard to determine just from feeling your nose.

While an x-ray or CT scan is not necessary to confirm the diagnosis of a broken nose, many emergency rooms may perform these tests to confirm that the fracture does not involve other critical structures beyond the nose.

What can be done to correct the broken nose and/or the crooked nose?

Treatment planning for the broken or crooked nose depends on the timing of the trauma, extent of the injury, and the goal of the patient.

Within hours after the trauma, the nose will begin to swell.  By the time the patient presents to the clinic a few days later, the nose may be still very swollen.  Treatment options at this stage include either conservative observation to see how the patient does without any intervention, or scheduling for a procedure to “reset the broken nose”, also called closed reduction, before the bone heals completely.  Closed reduction should be performed within a month of the initial injury, and it is suitable for a more straightforward fracture.

If the patient presents with a more complex broken nose, including a multiple fragmented fracture, severe crooked appearance, or septal fracture, then a formal nasal repair, also called open reduction, should be considered.  Unlike the closed reduction where correction of the broken nose is performed through physical force without any incision to the nose, open reduction implies that incision is created to make a controlled cut on the bone (osteotomy) or realigning the affected cartilage of the nose (functional septorhinoplasty) to restore both the function and appearance back to original condition before the injury.

How long does it take to recover from a crooked nose or broken nose repair procedure?

This depends on the extent of the procedure.   If the patient’s problem can be adequately addressed via the endonasal approach (“closed”) nasal valve repair procedure, patients will often return to work in a few days.  Most patients do not require any nasal packing, and should be able to breathe through their nose after a few days.  Sutures are placed inside the nose and will dissolve on their own.

If the patient required more extensive functional septorhinoplasty, the patient will have a small incision under the nose and possibly a splint outside the nose.  The small suture under the nose, and the splint outside the nose will be removed at day 7 after the surgery.  The patient may resume desk activities a few days after the surgery, but outdoor activity or exertion should be avoided for about 10 days.  Aerobic exercises may be resumed after 2 weeks with intensity increased gradually thereafter.

Will my insurance cover the surgery?

If you broke your nose many years ago and are now bothered by the appearance of the crooked nose only, your insurance will likely not agree to cover the surgery.  However, if you are noticing trouble breathing through your nose, this will be covered by your insurance as a functional rhinoplasty or nasal valve repair surgery.  While the main goal is to improve the function of your nose, the crooked appearance of your nose should also improve.

Double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sang W. Kim at Natural Face Clinics specialize in aesthetic enhancement of the face, head, and neck, exclusively. Patients come to see us from the Syracuse metropolitan area and Central New York area including Ithaca, and Rochester. At Natural Face Clinics, we specialize in restoring the youthful neck contour, tired appearance of the brows and eyes, and skin laxity. We offer customized treatment, both surgical and non-surgical, including facelift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), nose surgery (rhinoplasty), brow lift, neck lift, and skin resurfacing. Find out more by scheduling your personal consultation today.

 

Facial Plastic Surgeon in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NY

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Dr. Sang W. Kim

Harvard Trained, Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Sang W Kim, MD is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery, nasal/sinus surgery, and hair restoration surgery.

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I found everyone at Natural Face Clinics to be very friendly and accommodating. During the procedure I became ill and both Dr. Kim and Susan were very compassionate and I did not feel rushed. As of this date, the results are great and I am happy with the end result. Dr. Kim has been very kind and professional. He is a great doctor. The staff is very kind and caring. They are always friendly and accommodating on the phone and in the office. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kim to my family and friends. Thank you for everything!

- Joanne – East Syracuse, NY

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Everything about the procedure was well explained and it was a breeze! The chin surgery came out well and as expected. The doctor was very professional and put me at ease. He explained everything that he was doing. The staff is top notch and Karen was outstanding.

- Carl – East Syracuse, NY

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The initial visit was informative and reassuring. I was given options and a clear understanding as to what to expect. It was very comforting. I received excellent care and I am thrilled with my results! I’ve already booked my next procedure. I was pleasantly surprised with how little pain there was and how quickly I recovered.
Dr. Halliday is wonderful! He is knowledgeable and professional. I wouldn’t trust my face to just anyone. He is an excellent plastic surgeon. The staff is professional, caring and attentive. Appointment times are honored and the visits are never rushed. I am so grateful for the outstanding care I received.

- Susan – East Syracuse, NY

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My experience was very professional and helpful. My questions were answered that I did not think to ask. They were very friendly and accommodating. The procedure went smoothly. Post-op care was especially spoiling, considering it was during the holidays. Everything was done to ensure I had an optimal outcome.
My results are splendid! I am receiving compliments that I look 15-20 years younger than prior to my procedure. My doctor was outstanding and genuinely concerned. He wanted me to understand what was being done and why. I had clear and concise answers to questions and received excellent bedside manner. The staff is friendly, efficient, on time and on task. They are eager to assist! I would recommend and would use again when needing cosmetic enhancements. I am very, very pleased with my experience and results.

- D.L. – East Syracuse, NY

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When I look in the mirror, I know I made a great choice. Dr. Halliday and his exceptional staff were thoughtful, knowledgeable, and caring. My results were very good and not over-done like some actress on TV. I have referred friends and they also had great results.

- Mary - New York Mills, NY

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I cannot begin to tell you how happy I was and continue to be with Dr. Halliday and his staff. I felt very comfortable the first time I met him and talked with his staff. I was treated professionally and with dignity. I originally met Dr. Halliday to discuss fillers. After talking to him and discussing all my options, I decided to have a face lift and surgery on my upper and lower eye lids. He never pushed me into making a decision, in fact, he told me to think about it. I left and headed to work and I called the same day and booked my surgery. He is an artist and a master at what he does. I am extremely happy with my results. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Halliday and his staff to anyone interested in improving their appearance.

- Debbie - Syracuse, NY

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This whole process has been an amazing experience. The staff and Dr. Halliday treat you with respect and also assure your privacy. The staff is efficient and communicates well; you have complete knowledge of the process and the outcome is absolutely awesome. Thank you!

- Dale - Ilion, NY

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At my initial visit I was met with a short wait time and a friendly staff. Throughout the whole procedure I was comfortable and I healed well and had no problems; I am happy with my results. Dr. Kim is so nice and friendly. He answered all my questions and made me feel safe and comfortable. The office staff has been very friendly and helpful as well. Everyone is so nice here.

- Karen – Syracuse, NY

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When I met Dr. Kim and the staff, everyone was friendly. Dr. Kim did a good job with my procedure and made me feel comfortable. My hair has started to grow and I feel like the procedure has worked. Everyone here is nice and I liked Dr. Kim’s honesty with me. My doctor wanted me to go to a different doctor for my nose but I told him “no I want to go to Dr. Kim”.

- Ljupco – Syracuse, NY

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At my initial visit Dr. Kim and the staff were very informative on what was going to happen with the surgery. He removed Melanoma from the left side of my nose and it very good. All of the Melanoma has been removed and is healing well. Dr. Kim has been very informative on all that has taken place and what is in the future after surgery. The staff has also been very helpful throughout the whole process. I would see Dr. Kim again if I had any more cancer to be removed.

- Eugene – Syracuse, NY

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My initial consultation was very informative. The doctor was honest about the procedure, as well as, the cost and I felt no pressure to make a commitment. The office itself is very comfortable and the staff is friendly and welcoming. My procedure went smooth and the doctor was very cautious to not release me until he was sure I was ready to leave. I am very happy with my results and the healing time was even better than expected. Dr. Kim has an excellent bed side manner and his staff made the whole process enjoyable. He is easy to talk to and very informative about the procedure, as well as, advice on the healing process. I would definitely refer my family and friends to this practice.

- Linda – East Syracuse, NY

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Dr. Kim and the entire staff are nice. Dr. Kim did a good job and everything is 100%.

- Nevzad – East Syracuse, NY

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My husband and I met with Dr. Halliday and Terri. We arrived to a very clean and inviting office and did not have to wait long. Dr. Halliday and Terri did not tell me what should be done but were interested in what my goals were for a cosmetic procedure. They answered all my questions and explained their recommendations clearly. On the day of my procedure everyone went out of their way to make sure I was as comfortable as possible. I liked the “privacy” of the operating and recovery area. I feel like l look years younger while still looking “age appropriate”. Friends and family have commented I look good and the natural lift is exactly that; very natural. The only way people know I had a procedure is because I told them. Dr. Halliday was very professional and friendly the entire time. I completely trusted all the decisions he made during the procedure. He took his time and even took time to put my husband at ease about having the procedure done. Everyone at the office is extremely friendly and I have never had to wait long for my appointment. I feel like I have made an investment in my face and while I am happy to be my age I am even happier to have a face that matches the body I have. I will continue to make enhancements along the way with Dr. Halliday, Terri, and everyone in his office who made me feel and look special.

- Nicki – East Syracuse, NY

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The staff is very pleasant and helpful. I am very pleased with Dr. Hallidays expertise.

- Debra Victor - East Syracuse, NY

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This is a wonderful place to come, everyone is great and happy. I had the best care and will recommend this surgery center to my friends.

- Linda - Syracuse, NY

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I was very worried about my surgery. However, the doctor and staff were wonderful and my surgery and recovery were well worth it.

- Shirley – Syracuse, NY

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