Question : I had a nose job when I was younger and a few months ago I broke my nose! What does this mean for the results of my nose job and will I require revision rhinoplasty?
Answer : This is a very common scenario that I see in my office. If you’ve had a previous rhinoplasty procedure and you sustained some trauma to your nose, in many cases the trauma may be minor and may not sufficiently shift the nose so that nothing needs to be done. I advise my patients to wait six weeks from the injury date to see exactly how the nose is at that time. Once the swelling and everything has gone down and if you can breathe normally and the nose looks very much the same as it did before, then there is no need for any revision procedure. This is quite often the case. However, some patients find that their nose has shifted or grafts have moved out of place and this may require a revision.