Rhinoplasty for a Crooked Nose

Published on October 29, 2014

There are many reasons for wanting a rhinoplasty surgery, There are many reasons for wanting a rhinoplasty surgery, and having a crooked nose is near the top of the list. Whether you were born with an unusually shaped nose or an injury changed your appearance, plastic surgery can successfully correct it.

A crooked nose is may be caused by a deviated septum, which is the bone and cartilage structure that divides the internal airways. It’s normal for there to be a slight deviation, but greater misalignment can do more than cause a crooked appearance; it can greatly impair breathing.

A deviation in the upper part of the nose generally comes from nasal bones that are unequal in size, unevenly shaped or positioned asymmetrically. This type of deviation is often the easiest to correct. Your plastic surgeon will reshape and most likely realign the bones to improve their symmetry and your overall appearance.

Deviations in the middle or lower portion of the nose involve cartilage structures that curve and block airways. Similar to correcting bone deviations, your physician will reshape and realign the cartilage; he or she will also anchor the changes to ensure that the softer cartilage remains in its new position.

Whatever type of deviation you have, there may be a surgical technique that can possibly improve it. You’ll receive a thorough examination to determine the best method for your situation, and the doctor will also explain the nose surgery procedure and answer any questions you have.

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