Many of my crooked nose rhinoplasty patients in Houston want to know how their crooked nose can be straightened. The crooked nose may be due to previous trauma, pubescent growth, or previous surgery. Correcting a deviated septum with septoplasty does not necessarily correct a crooked nose and straightening a crooked nose will not correct a deviated septum.
Correcting a crooked nose begins with assuring a deviated septum is straightened with septoplasty. Next, the middle vault of the nose will need to be straightened with cartilage grafting and suturing techniques. The tip asymmetries will need to be corrected with suturing techniques, cartilage division, or cartilage grafts. Lastly, osteotomies or controlled fractures of the bone can straighten the nasal bones with rhinoplasty for a crooked nose.
Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.