How Much Would It Cost to Fix a Slightly Crooked Nose? How Long Would It Take to Recover After This Procedure?

I have a slightly crooked nose, where the bridge is leaning to one side and not exactly centered. I do not know if it was because I fractured it when I was younger or if it grew like that as I got older.

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How much would it cost to fix a slightly crooked nose?

Cost can vary depending on your location, the surgeon, and the complexity of the surgery. In general, fixing a crooked nose is a very difficult procedure and it is not always possible to get the nose 100% straight. However, great improvements can still be made. I would recommend a consult with a board certified and experienced rhinoplasty specialist. They will be able to examine your nose in person and provide you with advice. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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How Much Would It Cost to Fix a Slightly Crooked Nose? How Long Would It Take to Recover After This Procedure?

 Photos, of the nose, would help in the evaluation.  If the bridge is crooked, the nasal bones need to be broken during the Rhinoplasty in order to re-position them more in the midline.  This will require a plastic cast for a week and avoidance of any contact to the nose for at least 1 month.  Swelling can persist for 6-9 months and the more active, you are during this period, the longer the swelling remains.  Cost of Rhinoplasty depends on the reputation and experience of the Rhinoplasty Surgeon and go up as those factors increase.  Top Rhinoplasty Surgeons charge $7,500 - $10,000 for Rhinoplasty in this scenario in my opinion.  Hope this helps.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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How Much Would It Cost to Fix a Slightly Crooked Nose? How Long Would It Take to Recover After This Procedure?

        Frequently, this will require correction of bony and cartilaginous components, but pictures or an exam would be necessary to provide more helpful advice.  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

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty for crooked nose

 To straighten a fractured and twisted nose will still require osteotomies, rasping down any dorsal hump, and making sure the tip balances with the new bridge line. The cost of a rhinoplasty is variable depending upon where you live, and is composed of surgeon's fee, anesthesia fee, and the operating room fee. Also important to make sure there is not a deviated septum as a result of the fracture.  Please see the link below to our  price list and rhinoplasty photo gallery

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Repairing a crooked nose with rhinoplasty

Hi Kathy,

It's hard to give you a pricing estimate without seeing your nose. Surgery costs can vary widely depending on the surgeon and location. I do offer virtual consultations as a way to get a preliminary idea of things for my patients who come from out of the Seattle area.

It's often possible to make a crooked nose straighter. You can read more about this type of treatment (and see before and after photos) at my web reference link below.

Thomas A. Lamperti, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Slightly Crooked Nose- Cost of Repair

The crooked nose is one of the more difficult things to repair in rhinoplasty.  Often times subtle deviations are seen throughout the entire nose.  In addition, there is often associated breathing issues with an externally deviated nose.  The cost of repair depends on the surgeon, the degree of functional impairment involved, type of insurance, etc.  Seek the best rhinoplasty surgeon you can find rather than trying to save money on this procedure.

Anil R. Shah, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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