Nasal surgery (rhinoplasty)
can be used to straighten the nose. The exact treatment varies depending upon what
anatomical abnormality is causing the deviation. Sometimes it is caused by a crooked
nasal septum, sometimes by malpositioned nasal bones. An “in person" examination
and consultation would be necessary to determine what specific procedure would help you.
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Straightening a curved nose is difficult but achievable and needs to be done in light of facial symmetry
Most women are very cognizant of their facial asymmetry without even knowing it...its why most women will have a favorite side when taking pictures. Based on the picture above the left side of your face is slightly more dominant which may be one of the reasons you feel your nose curves one way or the other.
When making a crooked nose straight it is very important to understand that it is the front view that is most important as it is in this position where we carry the majority of our conversations. There are many surgeons who will attempt "straighten" a nose by simply camouflaging it. In other words, they can place grafts which generally will widen the nose in order to make it look straighter, without necessarily straightening its underlying structure. In our practice, we feel it is important to first straighten the underlying structure and only thereafter if necessary use any grafts for final touches.
Occasionally, if the facial asymmetry is a major issue we discuss fillers or fat transfer as options to help achieve more facial symmetry.
Rhinoplasty candidate to straighten the crooked and asymmetric nose
There are many reasons the nose can become crooked from either nasal trauma or simply grows that way with facial asymmetry. To repair a crooked nose, medial and lateral osteotomies of the nasal bones are required along with a spreader graft placed underneath the concave upper lateral cartilage on one side. Expect approximately 2 weeks of bruising and swelling after the procedure.
Everyone has some degree of asymmetry in their faces. However, if the asymmetry is significant, it can be improved using several options. Please consult with a board certified specialist who can guide you with the best option for you and assist you with achieving the results you seek. 3-dimensional computer imaging can also help you visualize what you may look like afterwards and serve as an important communication tool with your surgeon.
Treatment for curved and asymmetric/ crooked nose
Thanks for your photos and question.
The curved and crooked nose can have many reasons and depending on the cause, a variety of different techniques can be used.
-If it is secondary to asymmetric growth of the nasal bones and cartilage, a combination of re-aligning of-the nasal bones and cartilage can correct the problem.
-If there is deviation of the structure of the septum, a combination of septoplasty and rhinoplasty can correct asymmetry and deviation.
-If it due to facial asymmetry a combination of filler and fat transfer can be done to improve symmetry.
Please consider in person consultation with an excellent board certified plastic surgeon with great reputation and passion for rhinoplasty.
A computerized morphing of your pictures allows you to see what can be done and what to expect from your procedure.
Hope this was helpful.
Rhinoplasty for asymmetry
Correction of asymmetry with rhinoplasty can be difficult and inconsistent despite numerous strategies devised to deal with it. Your asymmetry can be improved but perhaps not made perfectly symmetric.
Procedures can be performed to help correct asymmetries of the nose or face but an in person consultation, full examination and digital photos would be needed to fully inform you as to what and what cannot be accomplished with surgery
Rhinoplasty for the asymmetrical nose.
Rhinoplasty for the asymmetrical nose can be done to correct this problem. I need to feel the nose to know which of several methods would work for you.
Is it possible to correct a nose which curves to one side? I want to be more symmetrical.
A closed rhinoplasty can be used to improve the shape of the nose. The lip asymmetry I would have to examine in person.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Treatment of Asymmetrical, Curved Nose
An asymmetrical or deviated nose can be improved with rhinoplasty surgery. Select an experienced rhinoplasty specialist because it can be a very challenging procedure to change this unwanted nasal characteristic. Augmentation of the lips can be done if the crookedness is secondary to volume differences.