Rhinoplasty with graft
will need an open rhinoplasty to reshape your tip, elevate it slightly and
reshape your nostrils.If you are
missing cartilage from your tip, you may need a cartilage graft from either
your ear or rib.It would be best for
you to have a personal examination with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
Will it be possible to straighten my nose and reshape my nostrils and make it look natural?
I think that the nose can be refined and the nostrils improved with more tip elevation and definition.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Straightening the nose from a cleft lip and palate deformity
An assymetric nose from a cleft lip and/or palate deformity requires specific attention to structure, symmetry, and function. Often times a rib cartilage graft is necessary for accomplishing all of these goals. I recommend consultation with a facial plastic surgeon with experience in this area. Your insurance will need to be authorized for this surgery and documentation of the birth deformity turned in to your insurer for approval.