Some nasal fractures are “hairline” meaning that the bone cracks but does not actually move. These fractures do not need to be repaired since they do not cause a cosmetic problem; however, the inside of your nose needs to be checked to make sure that the septum has not been injured or bent. If the fracture causes the bones to move, then there is an approximately 9-day window during which the bones can be moved back to their original position during a brief treatment called a closed reduction, performed in our office. Once this 9-day window has passed, a more involving procedure called a rhinoplasty can be performed to correct the problem in a nearby operating room. Some fractures are so severe that an office-based repair is not an option; however, anything can be fixed, it just depends on whether the repair can be done in the office or needs to be done under general anesthesia in the operating room.