Question: I suffered a facial injury serving in Iraq and had surgery on my nose to fix the breathing issues that resulted. Those issues have been solved, but I’m not happy with the way my nose looks at this point. Can this be fixed?
Answer: Facial injuries sustained in military combat can be very complex to deal with, and many times the result will not be similar to results that can be achieved when doing a cosmetic procedure on a nose that has not been operated on or injured. Depending on the type and extent of the injury, further revisions may not be practical. In complex nasal reconstruction of injuries, the initial surgery is often very important in terms of obtaining lining to the nose and also covering for the nasal tissues. Then in the future subsequent revisions can be performed. Whether or not things can be improved really depends on the extent and the nature of the initial injury and what you’d like to be improved.