I Have A Crooked Nose. Can Rhinoplasty Surgery Fix It?
If you are one of the many men and women with a crooked nose, you know just how frustrating this feature can be. From low self-esteem to difficulty breathing, the consequences of having a crooked or asymmetric nose are seemingly endless. Triple board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Raj TerKonda, and his team at Cherry Creek Face & Skin in Denver, CO, help patients find relief from uncomfortable symptoms and improve their appearance. Dr. TerKonda is proud to offer a wide range of the most cutting-edge nasal treatments and procedures available today, including advanced rhinoplasty surgery. and new in-office procedures to improve breathing. Read on to learn more about the benefits of rhinoplasty surgery, including how it can help straighten a crooked nose and whether you may qualify for this exciting procedure.
Why is my nose crooked?
While perfect nasal symmetry is virtually nonexistent, some men and women have a more marked asymmetry than others. There are a number of reasons why a patient’s nose may be crooked, bent, twisted, or asymmetric, including:
- Birth defect (congenital)
- Trauma (nasal fracture and injuries)
- Unsatisfactory rhinoplasty
Not only can a crooked nose keep patients from feeling confident about their appearance, it can also make it difficult for patients to breathe freely and comfortably. For example, patients with a deviated septum often experience obstructed or restricted nasal breathing, making strenuous exercise, sleeping, and other daily activities particularly challenging.
Can rhinoplasty straighten my crooked nose?
Without a doubt, rhinoplasty surgery is the most effective treatments for correcting nasal asymmetry. In some cases, liquid rhinoplasty – which involves injecting dermal fillers into the nose – can make enhancements to the shape and contour of the nose. However, the results of liquid rhinoplasty are temporary and will not improve the patient’s ability to breathe comfortably.
During rhinoplasty for a crooked nose, Dr. TerKonda will use a combination of tools and techniques, such as bone shaving, cartilage grafting, internal sutures, and more, to enhance the size, shape, symmetry, and other features of the nose. For patients whose nasal asymmetry is specifically related to a deviated septum, Dr. TerKonda may perform a septoplasty to correct the deviated septum. During your initial consultation for rhinoplasty in Denver, CO, Dr. TerKonda will take ample time to discuss your concerns and goals, examine your nasal anatomy, and recommend the most appropriate course of action for you.
Can rhinoplasty address multiple concerns at the same time?
In addition to correcting nasal asymmetry, rhinoplasty surgery can also address a long list of common nose concerns, including:
- Size of nose
- Width of nose
- Shape of nose
- Bump on the nose
- Nostril size
- Nose looks too masculine or too feminine
- Upturned “pig” nose
- Hooked nasal tip
Based on your specific concerns, your desired outcome, your overall health, your medical/surgical history, and other personal factors, Dr. TerKonda may recommend one or more of the following types of nose surgeries:
- Traditional rhinoplasty
- Functional rhinoplasty
- Revision rhinoplasty
- Ethnic rhinoplasty
- Nasal valve repair
- Turbinate reduction
- Balloon sinuplasty
Restore your comfort and confidence with advanced rhinoplasty in Denver, CO.
At Cherry Creek Face and Skin, our caring team believes every patient deserves to love their look. If a crooked nose is holding you back from feeling comfortable and confident in your own skin, we can help. To learn more about the stunning transformations that are possible with Denver, CO, rhinoplasty surgery, call to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Raj TerKonda today.