Rhinoplasty Can Be Used To Correct A Crooked Nose

The most common term for identifying a rhinoplasty is nose job. It is amazing how the shape of your nose can affect the look of your entire face. Apart from the size and shape of the nose, rhinoplasty is also a great option for fixing a crooked nose. So, if you’ve always had a crooked nose, if your nose seems to become more crooked with time, or it became crooked due to some injury or accident, you can now get it fixed with rhinoplasty.

Why It’s Important To Get The Right Surgeon

Fixing a crooked nose is perhaps one of the most challenging plastic surgeries and requires incredible precision, attention to detail, and an eye for symmetry. It is important that you work with a surgeon who embodies each of these traits in order to get the best results possible.

If you take time out to do the appropriate research on your chosen doctor, you can avoid potential issues and complications that may arise. A skilled doctor can help fix the issue at hand and solve any functional and aesthetic problems that you face. The lower chance of risks that you’ll have means that you’ll also avoid having to undergo a revision rhinoplasty in the future.

The Rhinoplasty Procedure

At the beginning of the surgery, your doctor will apply an anesthetic to help ease discomfort. Once the anesthetic is applied, your doctor will make the necessary incisions.

The doctor performing the surgery may choose from two different surgical techniques. The method chosen depends on the extent of the surgery and your goals. One way to perform the technique is through the closed method, when the incision is made inside the nose, and through the open method, when the incision is made on the columella which is the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.

Whichever technique is followed, the point of the incision is to raise the skin over the nasal bone and cartilage to get access to the underlying tissues. Then the septum is straightened along with any other corrections that need to be made to help improve a patient’s ability to breath.

If the nose structure also needs to be reshaped, that can be done by either removing the bone or cartilage or adding cartilage taken from the septum or the ear; depending on whether the size needs to be reduced or increased. Further incisions may be made on the natural creases of the nostrils if their size needs to be altered.

The incisions are then closed after the nasal skin and tissue are re-draped. The nose is then dressed with splints and gauze to help hold the new shape and for faster recovery. Your doctor will be able to tell you when you should remove the dressing.

The initial swelling may take a few weeks to completely subside. It usually takes about six weeks for the nasal bone to set on the new position. But to see the permanent outcome, it may take you up to a year.

Over the course of time, you will see gradual changes in your nose’s appearance, closer to what you were hoping for. It takes time to fully recover from the surgery and you will experience some discomfort and swelling. However, it will eventually subside.

Contact Our Office

Rhinoplasty is a great plastic surgery for anyone who wants to fix their crooked nose. If this is an issue that bothers you, then go for it! Contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center of Kentucky to schedule a consultation with triple-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mitchell D. Kaye.