Can Rhinoplasty Repair Crookedness?

My nose has been broken twice now; and now has a deviated septum look it has a bent in look on the right side of the bridge of the nose and a bump on the left side. Can I have it repaired through Rhinoplasty? Plus, how much would it approximately cost me?

Doctor Answers 16

Rhinoplasty will help with your crooked nose

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The previously traumatized nose is one of the more common reasons for patients seeking rhinoplastic surgery. Often times there are considerable problems with the nasal septum, and failure to address this can lead to persistant nasal dorsal deviation especially in the lower two thirds of the nose. Your rhinoplastic surgeon should be able to determine the best way to deal with your nasal deformity. In the correct surgeon's hands, I think you will be pleased you proceeded with the procedure and you will get a nose you will be pleased to look at for years.

Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty post trauma

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Post dramatic trauma is a common reason to perform rhinoplasty.  While a detailed consultation will be necessary prior to providing an accurate fee.  The fee would be about $5500 + MD Anesthesia related fees.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty and crookedness

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one would hope so.  the goal of rhinoplasty depends on the problems at hand.  if nasal crookedness is present, one major goal should be to correct this.

Adam Bryce Weinfeld, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
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The right procedure for a crooked nose

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Based on your description, you have a “twisted” or “crooked” nose which requires a septorhinoplasty procedure to correct it. In Southern California, the cost of a septorhinoplasty generally runs from about $7000 to $12,000, depending on the exact procedure to be performed. Where the surgery is completed is also a major factor. If the nose job must be done in a hospital instead of an outpatient surgery center, the cost will be higher. It also includes the cost of anesthesiologist. And finally, the main factor influencing the prices of nose job is the surgeon fee, and this depends on his/her training and the experience. A good nose job requires a specialist and skilled surgeon; the cost will rise in line with the surgeon’s experience. The cost of a nose job should never be the only deciding factor in choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon. You want to take into account whether you feel comfortable with the surgeon, as well as the doctor's experience and other qualifications. Always choose a board certified surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty. Make sure to look at before and after pictures to get a feel for the results the doctor has previously produced for other patients. Good luck

Kevin Sadati, DO
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty to straighten crooked nose

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Rhinoplasty costs approximately $6,000, which includes operating room cost, anesthesia and the surgeon’s fee for performing the procedure. Realigning the nasal bones, shaving any irregularities across the bridge can all be done at the same time through a closed rhinoplasty. The cast will remain on the nose for one week to realign the nasal pyramid.

A deviated septum itself is usually covered under the patient’s medical insurance and is done out of medical necessity. This is an additional procedure that can be done at the time of your rhinoplasty.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Repair of a crooked nose or septum

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The crooked nose is one of the many challenges facing a rhinoplasty surgeon. The technical situations vary, and you'd need a personal exam to determine what's right for you. Suffice to say that getting a crooked nose 100% straight is not likely (in any surgeon's hands!) but significant improvement should be a realistic goal.

It is important you seek a thorough evaluation of your internal and external anatomy, as the position of the septum may affect the deviation of your nose externally. Specifically, an Anterior Septal Reconstruction (ASR, a type of extracorporeal septoplasty) may benefit you, as may spreader grafts or camouflage grafts.
Good luck to you,

Dr. Most

Sam Most, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

Fixing a Crooked Nose

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If there is deviation of the septum or external nose this would be corrected as part of a rhinoplasty procedure. The complete operation is called a septo-rhinoplasty. Cost will vary depending on the surgeon and part of the country, but is usually $7000 -  $10,000.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Consider your crooked nose fixed

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Absolutely! One of the best indications for rhinoplasty is to correct a crooked or "twisted" looking nose.

It is important to go to a rhinoplasty specialist because if the proper steps are not taken in the operating room the first time, your nose can become crooked looking again.

Sometimes, grafts are needed and the nasal bones may have to be broken again with special instruments to re-establish the normal nasal shadows. This will correct the twisted look. This should be done either within 1 week of the initial break to your nose or you may have to wait 3 to 6 months until enough swelling has subsided to perform the rhinoplasty accurately.

Cost will vary and insurance occasionally will cover this. Typically, $4000 to $12,000 depending on the complexity and your insurance status.

Good luck!


Ashkan Ghavami, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty can repair crookedness of the nose.

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Rhinoplasty is done with and without septoplasty. If the nose and/or the septum is deviated then a septoplasty is done. The cost varies from$5000-$10,000 and is done most often as an outpatient procedure. 

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Rhinoplasty CAN Repair Nose Crookedness

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Rhinoplasty is not one operation but rather a varying combination of procedures which are used depending on the needs of the individual. A crooked nose can be used by a deviation of the septum or a deviation of the septum and mis-healed nasal bones. In correcting such nasal deformities, the surgeon literally lists all the features of the nose that could be repaired. He then consults with the patient to confirm if there are other features the patient wishes to have corrected and based on this repair list, the surgeon puts together a procedure and sequence list to be done as part of the rhinoplasty.

The repair of a deviated septum is done by either weakening or removal of the deep septum while preserving a "L" shaped support. If the "L" shaped septal support is deviated or needs bolstering this is usually done with one or two spreader cartilage grafts.

Dr. P. Aldea

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

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