Straightening a Crooked Nose with Closed Rhinoplasty

Straightening a Crooked Nose with Closed Rhinoplasty

A crooked nose, whether the result of an accident or congenital in origin, can throw the face’s balance off and make one feel self-conscious or insecure. A crooked nose can be fixed with rhinoplasty. This brings balance to the face and makes the person look better overall.Rhinoplasty for a crooked nose may be the solution for you if you are dissatisfied with the alignment of your nose.  While we examine rhinoplasty in greater detail, we discover more about how it might enhance the appearance of a crooked nose.

What Leads to the Nose’s Crookedness?

One of the trickier rhinoplasty problems to fix is a crooked nose, sometimes known as a deviated or twisted nose because of the variety of causes. Nasal bones that have displaced as a consequence of trauma, such as a sports injury, being hit in the face, or falling, may be the cause of a crooked nose. In other instances, a crooked nose’s structural underpinnings may be the result of genetics. Internal and external nasal valve collapse can also give the nose a twisted or crooked look.

How Can a Crooked Nose Be Straightened with Rhinoplasty?

Even while a crooked nose’s particular anatomy can make rhinoplasty difficult, it is nevertheless possible to repair. All anatomical problems that cause the nose to deviate from the midline must be fixed in order to straighten a crooked nose. The nasal bones and septum might be moved to a more centralized position as part of this.

Controlled bone fractures will be required to realign the nasal bones if they are displaced as a result of an injury and allowed to heal unevenly. Osteotomies, which are cuts made within the bone, enable the crooked nasal bones to be repositioned for a straightened look.

A straighter, more symmetrical nose may also be achieved with the use of small implants or grafts. In order to create a smoother, more straight appearance, collapsed internal or external nasal valves, for instance, may be pushed out with the use of a spreader graft, which is a cartilage transplant.

Rhinoplasty Technique

One of two methods can be used to conduct a rhinoplasty under general anesthesia or IV sedation. These procedures include closed and open rhinoplasty. To avoid outward scars, all incisions made during a closed rhinoplasty are made inside the nose. People who only need a little repair to their noses are often the best candidates for closed rhinoplasty.

Because open rhinoplasty allows for wider access to the underlying bones and cartilage, it is more frequently utilized to fix crooked noses brought on by trauma. An incision is made along the columella, a piece of cartilage that runs between the nostrils, to perform an open rhinoplasty. The tip of the nose’s skin is then taken off so that the underlying tissues can be shaped more precisely.

Following rhinoplasty, recovery

Patients should anticipate some discomfort and swelling following rhinoplasty. Cold compresses can assist in reducing swelling, while prescription or licensed painkillers can treat pain. As the patient heals, the pain and swelling should go down.


A full recovery takes several weeks after a rhinoplasty. Before going back to work, patients should allow themselves at least two weeks of rest and avoid heavy activities until their surgeon gives the all-clear.


It could take a full year for  rhinoplasty results to manifest. However, after swelling and bruising go down, many patients will notice changes within the first few weeks of recuperating.


Learn if rhinoplasty is the right choice for you

rhinoplasty procedure may be the solution for you if you are dissatisfied with the way your nose looks. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. William Portuese as soon as possible to find out if you qualify.


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