Is it possible to correct a nose which curves to one side? I want to be more symmetrical. (photo)
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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.
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Treatment for curved and asymmetric/ crooked nose
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.
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Is it possible to correct a nose which curves to one side? I want to be more symmetrical.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA