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Dr William Portuese - Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Rhinoplasty to repair a crooked nose

A significant facial feature is the nose. Its irregular shape can give the face an off-balance appearance. Rhinoplasty can change the contour of the nose, balancing the face and increasing attractiveness as a whole.

To correct a crooked nose, patients frequently get rhinoplasty done. It can be difficult to straighten a crooked nose, so a skilled cosmetic surgeon like Dr. William Portuese, a rhinoplasty expert, is needed. We encourage you to book a consultation with Dr. Portuese  if you live in or around Seattle, WA and are thinking about getting a rhinoplasty for a crooked nose.

The Difficulties in Straightening a Slanted Nose

One of the trickier goals of rhinoplasty is typically thought to be straightening a crooked nose. It might be challenging to straighten a crooked nose for a few reasons.

One of them is that the bone and cartilage that make up the nose might progressively revert to their pre-surgery positions. The second explanation is that the anatomy of the face may contribute to a crooked nose.

In other words, the nose is not directly in the centre of the face, and the face is not symmetrical. Finding the midline of the face to straighten the nose may be challenging as a result.

What Are Some Causes of Crooked Noses?

Although fixing a crooked nose might be difficult, Dr. Portuese is an expert in this field at our Seattle  office. Depending on the underlying causes of the crooked nose, straightening it may be more or less difficult.

It’s crucial to comprehend the potential causes of the asymmetry while thinking about rhinoplasty for a crooked nose. A crooked nose may result from various factors, such as:

a fractured nose or another wound

existing rhinoplasty

birth flaws

Congenital disorders

divergent septum

Straightening a Crooked Nose with Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty requires addressing the structures that make up the nose in order to straighten a crooked nose. The septum, cartilage, and nasal bones are the most common examples of these structures.

Sometimes the nasal bones or cartilage are altered in order to straighten the nose.
Other times, a total repositioning of the septum may be necessary.
Even all three of these modifications might be helpful for certain people.

Small amounts of bone or cartilage can be added by using septal grafts or ear cartilage grafts, which are taken from different parts of the nose or the ears.
When bigger volumes or a stronger graft material are required, bone and cartilage from other regions of the body, such as a rib graft, may be used.

Some patients may simply require controlled bone fractures, often known as osteotomies, to reshape their nose, particularly those who have a crooked nose as a result of a healed accident.
In order to relocate and rearrange the nasal bones during rhinoplasty surgery so that the nose can heal straight, controlled bone fractures are necessary.

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