I might have broken a nose a couple of months ago. Is my nose crooked? (photo)
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Is my nose crooked?
Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Your nose appears slight deviated to your left side and the bones are wide. This can be improved with a rhinoplasty involving re-fracturing of the nasal bones. I think you will get nice improvement, but sometimes, perfect symmetry can be difficult to achieve in all cases.
Rhinoplasty for broken and crooked nose
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The bottom line is if you broke your nose, it only matters if you are unhappy with the appearance or if you are having breathing issues. If that is the case, then you could benefit from a rhinoplasty from a facial plastic surgeon who performs this type of procedure on a regular basis.
Rhinoplasty for the crooked nose.
Is my nose crooked?
If your nose appears deviated 6-12 months after the injury, once the swelling has diminished, it can be cosmetically improved with a rhinoplasty.
Following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly what to do based on limited 2 dimensional photos without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of the operative procedure would not be in your best interest. I would suggest you find a plastic surgeon with extensive nasal surgery experience who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) or a facial plastic surgeon that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
You septal dorsum is deviated and you would benefit from a septorhinoplasty - find a nose expert to correct your problem.
Your nose does look deviated. If this is different than before the nasal trauma then you probably did break it. See an experienced rhinoplasty specialist so discuss what will be necessary to straighten your nose and improve breathing if necessary.
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