How can we fix my upturned, slightly crooked nose? Left nostril larger and heads toward the right. (Photo)

Large uplifted nose, with dents/creases in it. Left nostril larger and bent.

Doctor Answers 8

Nice nose, small refinements

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I think you have a nice nose, just need minor refinements to the tip to help reduce the excess cartilage which is causing the bumps you are seeing.  Would need to see more pictures from base view, side views and better frontal views.  The left vs right nostril asymmetry is normal for almost everyone - everyone has some asymmetry in their nose.  But the significant amount of extra cartilage is causing the major issue which can be addressed from a scarless approach with internal incision with no external cuts.  Scarless rhinoplasty has less downtime, quicker healing time and less reconstructive changes to the nose - allows a more artistic finesse surgery with all internal incisions.  

All the best!

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Improving Upturned, Wide, Crooked Asymmetrical Nose

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A rhinoplasty can be done to reduce your wide asymmetrical tip, correct any deviation, and remove the nasal hump. If this is done by an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon you can achieve a soft feminine nose that is more proportional to your surrounding facial features.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

Natural rhinoplasty for the large crooked nose with bulbous tip and hump?

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 Natural rhinoplasty for the large crooked nose with bulbous tip and hump?  straightening of your crooked nose, refinement of the bulbous tip and removal of the hump, etc. can be done to give you a more attractive and feminine nose. See ia very experienced rhinoplasty surgeon who does natural looking noses. 

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

How can we fix my upturned, slightly crooked nose? Left nostril larger and heads toward the right

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The appearance of your nose can be improved with an artistically performed rhinoplasty-septoplasty. What would be the best option and exact procedure would depend on an examination and discussion about desired outcome. No one ever "needs" a rhinoplasty. It is an elective procedure and only you can determine if your nasal features concern you enough to do something about improving the cosmetic appearance of your nose and whether it would be worthwhile. 

Keep in mind that following advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly what to do and how technically to do it based on two dimensional photos without examining you, physically feeling your 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. Natural appearing results need to be individualized and what is appropriate for one patient is not necessarily the best for someone else. I would suggest that you find a surgeon with extensive rhinoplasty experience certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and one who is ideally a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) or a facial plastic surgeon (otolaryngologist) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person. Additional information about the procedure will help you decide if it is a procedure that you want to pursue.

Robert Singer, MD

FACS La Jolla, California

Robert Singer, MD
La Jolla Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 22 reviews


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Thanks for your question. The issues that you describe are fairly common concerns and can definitely be addressed with rhinoplasty. Look for a surgeon who is board certified to perform plastic surgery of the face and who is experienced in rhinoplasty.  Good luck!! You'll love your new nose!

P. Daniel Ward, MD
Salt Lake City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 48 reviews


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Hello and thank you for your question. Based on your photograph, you may benefit from a tip refining rhinoplasty. Your surgeon can accomplish this by trimming, suturing, and reshaping the cartilage in your lower nose. Cartilage grafts may also be used to help improve tip refinement. Make sure you specifically look at before and after pictures of real patients who have had this surgery performed by your surgeon and not just a computer animation system. The most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate you in person.

Best wishes and good luck.

Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon

Richard G. Reish, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 160 reviews

Rhinoplasty candidate

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A full set of photographs are required to make a determination about a difficult surgical procedure, such as a rhinoplasty, since the nose is a three-dimensional structure. The bulbous tip can be refined, the nose tip turned down and the nostrils can be made more symmetrical, but not perfect. The dorsal hump can be shaved down and the bridge line narrowed with all the incisions placed on the inside of the nose, known as a closed rhinoplasty approach. For more information  and many before-and-after results, please see the link and the video below

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 155 reviews


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I would go on some complimentary consultations with experts in the area where they take your photos digitally to show you what can and what cannot be accomplished with your nose.  Then look at photos of similar patients, compare fees and find your surgeon

Dr Corbin

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 63 reviews

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