The ladette culture has been blamed for a dramatic increase in the number of young women having to have their noses reset.
A recent study carried out by a group of researchers including former Luton&Dunstable Hospital doctor Aaron Trinidade found that nose operations had risen dramatically in the seven year period between 2002 and 2009.
There was an alarming 825 per cent increase in nasal fractures in women aged between 13 and 20.
The highest incidence – 67 per cent – was among white British females.
The research was carried out at the ear, nose and throat department of the L&D and hospitals in Stevenage and Bath.
Researchers said although there could be a raft of causes, many could be attributed to the alcohol-fuelled fights and falls associated with the ladette culture.
They recommended further studies to ascertain the exact role alcohol is playing in these alarming statistics.
Broken noses comprise 40 per cent of facial injuries.
An NHS spokesperson said: “A broken nose is a common injury, usually caused by a blow to the face.
“Most broken noses heal naturally and can be managed at home.”
Telltale signs include bruising round the eyes, nosebleeds and tenderness as well as difficulty breathing.
If the pain gets worse, the swelling doesn’t go down after a few days and the patient can’t breathe through the nose, they are advised to see their GP.
Doctors can realign nasal bones but this should be done within 14 days.