A crooked nose is a rhinoplasty problem that requires much technical knowledge, experience and skill. An experienced and skillful surgeon can achieve significant improvements. Sometimes, the patient may request a slight crookedness rather than a strictly straight nose.
Some of the frequently asked questions about crooked noses:
• My nose is crooked, what kind of cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty) operation you perform to fix this?
A crooked nose is a rhinoplasty problem that requires much technical knowledge, experience and skill. An experienced and skillful surgeon can achieve significant improvements. Sometimes, the patient may request a slight crookedness rather than a strictly straight nose. The method applied
on each patient varies according to the cause of crookedness. We can consider the nose in 3 sections. The upper 1/3 is bony, the middle 1/3 is the cartilaginous bridge, and the lower 1/3 is the nose tip. Each part of the nose that may lead to crookedness has to be carefully analyzed by the
surgeon. The surgical method will vary according to the nose section causing the crookedness. The crookedness in each section requires a different surgical plan design. A simple deviation (crookedness) requires a simple plan, while a complicated crookedness requires a complicated surgical
If the cause of the crookedness is the upper 1/3, the bony part, I prefer breaking the nose bones to reshape them in a straight position.
If the crookedness is caused by the nose tip, I correct the nose tip through various nose cartilage practices.
If the middle section, the 'cartilaginous bridge' is the cause of crookedness, I combine different methods to correct the crookedness.
• Why is my nose so crooked?
It may be due to previous nose breakages, or congenital reasons. Sometimes, both causes may play a part.
• Do you remove tissue from one side and add to the other side, or both, to fix a crooked nose.
Both. Additionally, we have to rearrange and reshape nose tissues.
• My nose is completely crooked; thus, my nostrils are not straight. Will they be fixed too?
The nostrils are air holes that are surrounded by tissues. When the nose tip is corrected, these holes will also become straight.
• I'm not totally sure if my nose is crooked, I think that a bump on one side makes it look crooked. Do you perform the same surgical procedure to fix this?
Not exactly. To answer this, I have to examine you in detail, and understand the cause of the problem. Then we will create a surgical plan for the correction you actually need. This completely depends on the cause of your problem.