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How the Plastic Surgeon Corrects a Crooked Nose

Many people experience frustration from functional or cosmetic deficiencies of their noses. Though there are many different types of defects of the nose, one of the most noticeable is crookedness, which we define as not following a straight line down the center of the face. 

A crooked nose may have many causes, including genetics or physical trauma. The severity of crookedness may range from quite subtle to dramatic. As the most prominent and central feature of the face, a crooked nose can cause facial imbalance and detract from other features.  A misshapen nose can even interfere with a person’s breathing. Understandably, many patients want adjustments to their nose to relieve imbalance and functional problems. When it comes to fixing a crooked nose, Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery provides several proven solutions that can be fully customized to the facial features and aesthetic goals of each of our patients, consistently delivering beautiful outcomes. 

Surgical Rhinoplasty

It may surprise you that many people try home remedies to fix a crooked nose. These corrections typically involve exercises and other practices that may prove dangerous. Unfortunately, there is no way to fix a crooked nose without medical intervention, and you will want to work with an experienced facial plastic surgeon.

Surgical rhinoplasty is a procedure that alters the shape and size of the nose to enhance its aesthetic appearance and bring harmony to the rest of the face. Plastic surgeons classify the surgery as either a cosmetic enhancement, functional correction or both. Regardless of your classification, you can expect to experience improvements in both the appearance and the function of your nose. 

If functional correction is the primary goal of your surgery, your rhinoplasty will include septoplasty. Septoplasty is surgery that reshapes the septum (the wall between the right and left nasal passage). This process will correct a deviated septum and increase the airflow through the passages. When the top of the septum is turned, it creates a crooked nose.  When rhinoplasty is done concurrently with septoplasty, the procedure is known as septorhinoplasty. 

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

It’s important to know that non-surgical rhinoplasty is solely for cosmetic enhancement because it does not change the underlying shape of the nose. This approach avoids the need for incisions, enhancing the appearance of the nose by adding volume to strategic areas to straighten and smooth the profile of the nose. Dermal fillers are precisely placed to eliminate bumps, dips, or other deviations. 

The many benefits of non-surgical rhinoplasty include no downtime, minimal discomfort, and results that can give a patient a preview of what a surgical rhinoplasty could do for their appearance. The results of non-surgical rhinoplasty are temporary, lasting up to a year. If you are happy with the outcomes of your procedure, there are a few options you may consider. Repeating the injections can maintain the look, or you may consider a more permanent, surgical solution.

Start the Process

If you are not happy with the shape or function of your nose and would like to learn about your options, we can help. Our amazing team includes board-certified facial plastic surgeons to help our patients get the best possible outcomes while receiving world-class care. 

If you are considering rhinoplasty or any other aesthetic procedure in Connecticut, schedule a consultation with us today.