I am 24-years-old and I am hoping to have a rhinoplasty to fix my crooked nose. How is a crooked nose fixed?
A crooked nose may be fixed in a variety of ways and the nose will really dictate which procedures will be necessary as there is no “cookie cutter” formula for repair of a crooked nose. Crooked noses may be the result of either cartilagenous or bony malformations. Crooked noses can be acquired as the result of trauma, or can be congenital. A skilled rhinoplasty surgeon will have a variety of surgical approaches to draw from in order to correct the imperfections of your nose during rhinoplasty. I use cartilage from the nasal septum and a variety of cartilage suturing techniques to straighten the crooked cartilagenous portion of the nose and perform controlled nasal fractures on the crooked bony portions of the nose.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld