Ben Roethlisberger undergoes plastic surgery after injury
December 19, 2010
In the first quarter of a recent football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was hit so hard in the face that his nose was visibly broken. Despite the fact that he returned to the game, the two-time Super Bowl winner underwent plastic surgery two days later to correct the injury,the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The procedure is generally referred to by plastic surgeons as a closed reduction, and typically there is an audible snap when the nose is returned to its correct location. Although such injuries are frequently sustained in sports like football and basketball, experts say they have become increasingly common in youth softball.
An external cast, splints and tape are usually used post-surgery, but do not protect against reinjury. If a nose becomes damaged from repetitive injury or heals crookedly, patients can opt for a rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty or a nose job is among the most common facial plastic surgeries. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), more than 138,000 rhinoplasty procedures were performed last year.
The treatment is an effective choice for those who are looking to reshape their noses. Patients should find a board-certified plastic surgeon or a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to perform this surgery.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world's leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; Active Members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures. International Active Members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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