Thanks for your photos.
You clearly have a very significant deviation of your caudal septum, and
that is contributing to the crookedness of the tip. If your main issue is nasal obstruction, then
that ought to be covered by insurance.
If you wanted more cosmetic things done, like taking down your doral
hump to give you a nice profile and lifting up your tip (which is rotated
downwards, “ptotic”), then there’d be a cosmetic fee as well. My advice to you would be to visit an
ENT/Facial Plastic Surgeon in your area and get a formal opinion.
And as a point of information, “ENT” stands for “Ear, Nose
and Throat Surgeon”. ENT doctors are
surgeons (the more formal name for ENT now is “Otolaryngology-Head & Neck
Surgery”). In fact, the first cosmetic
rhinoplasty performed in the US was by an Otolaryngologist!
Best of luck.
I have a deviated septum which insurance will cover. Will I have to pay for the cosmetic changes to my nose?
In general, external cosmetic changes will not be covered by insurance.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA