Would a Septoplasty help to straighten my crooked nose? No rhinoplasty. (photos)
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Would a septoplasty straighten the nose
- A septoplasty alone will likely not change the outside appearance of the nose
- It looks like you would need some cartilage grafting to not only straighten the nose, but also help you breathe better (spreader grafts)
- When you are ready, please see a rhinoplasty specialist who deals with breathing problems as well
- An exam and consultation would help guide you in the right direction
Septoplasty will not straighten a crooked nose
A rhinoplasty procedure can change the shape of the nose, and straighten it. Straightening of the nose is accomplished with a tip rhinoplasty, cartilage grafts such as a spreader graft placed on the concave side, and osteotomies of the nasal bones.
For many examples of crooked nose repair in our practice, please see the link below our rhinoplasty photo Gallery
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