Crooked Nose Correction
A crooked nose can affect your appearance and overall health. The degree of crookedness can vary depending on the cause. Crooked nose correction treatment options are available to help straighten your nose so you can feel better about your appearance.
Common Causes of a Crooked Nose
A crooked nose can be caused by trauma, previous cosmetic surgery or as a result of genetics. A deviated septum could cause a nasal wall to lean to one side and create health problems. You may experience trouble breathing, nosebleeds or are unable to sleep on one side. If you are experiencing these issues, you may want to seek immediate medical attention.
Surgical and Non-Surgical Crooked Nose Correction Treatment Options
For noses that are only slightly crooked, soft tissue dermal fillers could be beneficial as a non-surgical nose correction treatment option. For more severe cases, surgery may be a better option. Cosmetic rhinoplasty focuses on correcting the appearance of the nose by altering the bone, cartilage and skin. Septoplasty may be recommended to repair a deviated septum. During surgery, the surgeon may make incisions between or inside your nostrils before adding or removing cartilage, bone or skin.
When bone or cartilage needs to be added, grafts may be taken from the ears or elsewhere in the nose. Nasal tissues become stable within two to four months after surgery. Swelling is usually expected for several weeks following the procedure. There may be some movement or reshaping of the cartilage and tissue for a year or more, but you should be able to resume normal activities within a few weeks after the procedure.
Schedule a Crooked Nose Correction Consultation
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your crooked nose, rhinoplasty may be an ideal solution for you. Dr. John M. Anastasatos is an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon specializing in crooked nose correction. During your initial appointment, Dr. Anastasatos will perform a comprehensive exam and explain the risks and benefits of any suggested procedures. If you are an ideal candidate, he can recommend the best treatment options to suit your aesthetic needs. Contact Los Angeles Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation today.