I was wondering whether a rhinoplasty correct a tip that curves to the right as my nose is asymetrical?
Can Rhinoplasty Correct Asymmetry Of The Bridge Of My Nose?
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Correction for a curved nose
Rhinoplasty can often improve the curvature of you nose. There are a number of techniques that can straighten the septum, which is usually the cause of a tip that curves to one side. Other structural issues may exist as well. The cartilage in a nose does tend to have memory, and even after a procedure to straighten it, it may deviate in the same direction again, but often to a lesser degree.
Nasal asymmetry can be quite challenging to correct and there a number of different approaches to correct the crooked nose depending on the cause of the asymmetry. Photographs of your nose be most helpful in determining which approach would be best for you. Since you say the asymmetry involves the tip of the nose, then it would require work on the cartilage of the nose which can be tricky. If you can please have photos taken and resubmit your question.
Can a Rhinoplasty correct an asymmetric nose?
Yes, of course. Making the nose more aesthetic, in appearance, is the primary function of a Rhinoplasty whether that includes reducing a hump, narrowing the nose or making it less crooked or asymmetric. IMHO the result should always be a more naturally attractive looking nose.
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Rhinoplasty works to fix twisted noses
Rhinoplasty, and sometimes only a septoplasty, can fix the twisted asymmetric tip. The reason a tip is asymmetric is that the septum, the partition between the left and right nostril, can we shifted to the left or to the right and pulls the tip with it. Or, the cartilages that form the tip are asymmetric in which case a tip rhinoplasty will reconfigure and reshape them to improve the orientation and shape of the tip.
Rhinoplasty for the crooked nose.
It sounds like your septum may be causing the tip deviation. See an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon to examine your nose and tell you what exactly needs to be done. Meet with his patients to make sure he does natural noses!
Curved nose fixed by rhinoplasty
yes, curved noses can be fixed by rhinoplasty. it sometimes requires cartilage grafts besides the normal steps of taking off the bump and possibly breaking the nasal bones. pick a good plastic surgeon and get a consultation. cartilage has memory and will try to go back to curved again, the grafts camouflage this.
Rhinoplasty for asymmetric nose
Rhinoplasty (surgery on the outside part of the nose), combined with septoplasty (surgery on the inside airway portion) can correct many aspects of the appearance and function of the nose. Pictures would help determine how much work would be required. A visit with a physician who specializes in rhinoplasty and nasal breathing disorders is the best way to find out your options. Hope this helps.
Difficult to correct a curved nose
Curved noses are generally difficult to fix. Generally we cannot guarantee a perfectly straight postop result, but usually it can be improved. It is possible that your septum is causing most of the problem, so sometimes correcting a deviated septum also helps.
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