Is there any way to fix a hereditary crooked nose? I know it's hereditary because my mom's nose is exactly the same, but she can put makeup and play with the shadows. It's like the bone on the bottom because it seems like the bone on one side is bigger and one side smaller, so like my whole nose is crooked.
How to Fix Hereditary Crooked Nose?
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Inherited Crooked Nose
Any crooked nose, regardless of cause, can be improved with rhinoplasty by an experienced surgeon. Carefully select your surgeon; this is one of the most challenging operations we do.
Correcting the crooked nose
To fully correct a crooked nose one must also evaluate the relative symmetry of the patient's face, the extent of the internal (septal) deviation in addition to the status of the external deformity of the nose. Many times the final "straight" result of the nose is a compromise to enhance the other facial asymmetries. In all cases, the internal septal deviation should be addressed to allow full correction of the aesthetic outside and full internal nasal airway function. A rhinologist/ facial plastic surgeon is best trained to address all these parameters.
Fixing a crooked nose you got from Mom.
These findings are also seen in traumatized noses. Whatever their source, rhinoplasty can correct these findings. However, the more facial asymmetry there is, the more difficult it may be to create a perfectly symmetric nose.
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Straightening a Crooked Nose
Rhinoplasty With Septal Realignment
It’s not uncommon for plastic surgeons to encounter patients with crooked noses. The vast majority of these patients have suffered nasal trauma. In some cases, this trauma may have occurred early in life and was never recognized. Efforts to straighten the nose under these circumstances are associated with high success rates.
In some cases, a crooked nose may be present at birth. This type of asymmetry is often related to asymmetry of the entire face. A variety of conditions can cause this type of problem, but the majority of cases are caused by a condition called plagiocephaly. In this situation the cheekbones, chin, orbits and nose are all crooked.
The nose should always be considered in the context of the entire face. Under these circumstances, a crooked nose can be disguised, but very rarely can the problem be totally corrected without major surgical intervention.
When surgical correction is performed, the majority of patients require a rhinoplasty in combination with septal realignment. This approach is associated with high satisfaction rates.
If you have this type of congenital asymmetry, consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is appropriate. This surgeon should be able to help formulate a treatment plan that’s appropriate for you.
Fixing a Crooked or Deviated Nose
No matter how your nose became crooked, even if you were born that way, it can be straightened. In some cases this is realtively straightforward, for example, when the nasal bones have been fractured. For deviation of the entire nose, including the cartilage and the tip, this can be somewhat more complicated and require cartilage grafts and different suturing techniques for the tip. Make sure to have a detailed conversation with your surgeon about what will be done and the look that you want. Best of luck!
How to Fix Hereditary Crooked Nose
A crooked nose can usually be improved by rhinoplasty regardless of the etiology whether congenital (or hereditary) or acquired. The same principles apply to reconstruction of the defect.
Absolutely, straightening your nose is attainable.
Rest assured experienced rhinoplasty surgeons can straighten the crooked nose. The process starts with consulting with an experienced facial plastic or plastic surgeon.
Rhinoplasty can correct crooked nose
Improvement for hereditary crooked nose is definitely possible
When a nose is crooked due to trauma, it is much easier to correct. When the nose simply grows crooked, it becomes much more difficult because certain internal tissues are often smaller or lacking. This makes it extremely difficult to make it perfectly straight, but if your expectations are reasonable, you can usually have a nice improvement if you see a surgeon that specializes in rhinoplasty. Good luck.
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