Facial plast Surg 2010; 26(6): 522-532
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1267728
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Nasal Soft Tissue Trauma and Management

Sara Immerman1 , Minas Constantinides1 , Edmund A. Pribitkin2 , W. Matthew White1
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, New York
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Publication Date:
17 November 2010 (online)

ABSTRACT

The nose is the most prominent of all facial structures and is susceptible to many types of trauma. All soft tissue injuries of the nose have the potential to distort its appearance and adversely affect the patient's self-image and self-esteem. Once life-threatening injuries are stabilized, a careful history and physical exam should be completed and treatment individualized. The ultimate objective of treatment is to achieve both functional and cosmetic restoration with timely diagnosis and repair. Immediate nasal reconstruction is ideal when medically possible because this decreases long-term sequelae.