Crooked Nose Deviated Septum Rhinoplasty?

I want to get a septoplasty performed to improve my breathing as I can not inhale from my left nostril. I also want to perform a rhinolasty to straighten my nose. I had an injury about 14 years ago and never had it treated. I am worried that the damage is too severe and no surgery can straighten my nose.

Doctor Answers (12)

Crooked Nose Deviated Septum Rhinoplasty?

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Dear Danny,

Thank you for your post.  A lot can be done about a crooked nose, but I recommend consulting with a surgeon who is very used to dealing with crooked noses.

Best Wishes,

Pablo PRichard, MD


Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Crooked Nose after Trauma

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A septorhinoplasty done by an experienced surgeon will improve both nasal breathing and appearance. It would be helpful to see pictures of your nose so I can provide more specific recommendations.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Septo-rhinoplasty for broken nose

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 Most nasal fractures  create a deviated septum by fracturing the  cartilage and bone of the septum. When the deviation of the septum is creating air flow resistance, a septoplasty is performed for medical necessity. This is billed the patient's insurance. Cosmetic rhinoplasty must be paid for by the patient themselves, however both procedures can be done under one anesthesia. Please see the link below for examples of twisted noses we have repaired in our  rhinoplasty practice

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

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Crooked Nose Deviated Septum Rhinoplasty?

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Most rhinoplasties are performed in combination with septoplasty whether for correction of septal deviation or to obtain cartilage graft. For deviated nose a comprehensive septal surgery is a must to correct the problem otherwise the deviation will recur. 

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Crooked nose with poor airway can not only be fixed but your airway opened. Insurance will cover this under your policy rules. Choose a very experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. 

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Correcting a crooked nose and marked septal deviation

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You would need an internal examination and possibly a MRI to understand your septal anatomy but in general most septal deviations even if severe can be corrected or at least improved surgically.  

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Deviated septum and crooked nose

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Without a photo it is difficult to advise you.  Most cases can be corrected with a combination septoplasty and rhinoplasty.  See a board certified surgeon for an evaluation.  Donald R. Nunn MD  Atlanta Plastic Surgeon

Donald Nunn, MD
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Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty

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Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty can be done at the same setting.  Without an exam, we can not determine the procedures needed.  Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who performs many nasal surgeries, to discuss your concerns and expectations.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
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Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty

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In situations like this a picture is helpful.A septoplasty will increase the size of your airway and if your problem is septal obstruction should improve your breathing.As far as your appearance there are a number of potential solutions which would depend on your specific anatomy.

Jay M. Pensler, MD
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Crooked nose

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It is definitely possible to have septoplasty and rhinoplasty together. Deviated noses are more challenging then straight noses so be sure you find a surgeon with experience and comfort handling this kind of procedure.

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