Tuesday, December 31, 2019

How do you straighten a crooked nose?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients present with a crooked nose or may not even be aware that they have a crooked nose. Rhinoplasty for a crooked nose requires the surgeon to perform many maneuvers in order to straighten the nose. Using strong straight cartilage grafts from the septum (while fixing a deviated septum with septoplasty) to brace the external framework of the nose is one technique. Controlled fractures of the bones, suturing techniques, and cartilage repositioning are other types of maneuvers to straighten the nose. Because cartilage has memory, it can sometimes lose correction. However, by utilizing the proper techniques, a nose can be made significantly straighter.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.