Crooked noses are a common problem. If yours bothers you or causes difficulty breathing normally, you may consider getting it fixed. The solution to fixing a crooked nose is a rhinoplasty. While dermal fillers can disguise the appearance of a mildly crooked nose, only reshaping the nasal structure will make your nose straighter. 

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Why is My Nose Crooked?

Some people start life with a crooked nose. Others acquire their crookedness after an injury, trauma, or previous nasal surgery. If your septum, the dividing wall between the nostrils, becomes crooked, this can make the nose look uneven and cause breathing problems. 

How to Fix a Crooked Nose

Rhinoplasty offers the only real solution to a crooked nose. Otherwise known as a nose job, a rhinoplasty reshapes and resizes the nose to help people achieve their cosmetic or functional goals. Whether fixing your nose improves your appearance or enables you to breathe better, it can improve your quality of life. 

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How Does a Rhinoplasty Work for a Crooked Nose?

Dr. Stein will perform your rhinoplasty under twilight anesthesia, also known as IV sedation. He will reshape the nasal structure to straighten the crooked areas and open the nasal passages. The type of incisions used depends on how extensive the reshaping needs to be

Closed Rhinoplasty

This type of rhinoplasty uses incisions inside the nostrils. It provides less access than an open rhinoplasty but works well for many rhinoplasty procedures. 

Open Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty uses an incision hidden between the nostrils for procedures that require more access. This allows the surgeon to work on more parts of the nasal structure. You will probably have this type of rhinoplasty if you have a crooked nose since your nose needs significant reshaping. 

Functional vs. Cosmetic Rhinoplasty 

Rhinoplasty is considered cosmetic if it changes the nose’s appearance but does not correct any functional problems. A functional rhinoplasty corrects an issue that causes breathing difficulties. A deviated septum often accompanies a crooked nose, so a functional rhinoplasty often includes a septoplasty (repair of the nasal septum). 

What is Recovery Like From Rhinoplasty? 

After your surgery, you will have a splint on your nose to stabilize and protect it. Swelling and bruising will be worst during the first week or two. Swelling can take several months to subside entirely. Most people return to work after a week to two weeks

Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty for My Crooked Nose?

Rhinoplasty solves the problem of a crooked nose for good. If your nose is crooked and this causes you functional problems or bothers you, you may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty. Ideal candidates have reasonable expectations and no serious health problems

“I was referred to Dr Stine by an anesthetist and I’m so happy with the process and results. Dr. Stine was so responsive and supportive post op answering if this or that was normal. I feel the results are natural and becoming.” *

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Take the Next Step

Are you interested in rhinoplasty? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery based in Raleigh, NC today! Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (919) 261-7099.

*Individual results may vary.