A crooked nose is a nose that is bent or twisted or deformed. Correcting a crooked nose is one of the challenges of rhinoplasty. It almost always has a diaphragm assembly that, unless corrected, can’t achieve lasting straightening. For the same reason, breathing in people with a crooked nose is often affected.
You should see your doctor if your nose is crooked causing:
– pain or discomfort
– Difficulty breathing, including noisy breathing
– sleep disorder
– problems with self-confidence or self-esteem
You should also see your doctor if your nose has recently crooked, as this could be a sign of an infection or tumor.
A crooked nose can be caused by trauma or genetics and usually begins in adolescence or early adulthood. Most commonly, this is due to diaphragm deflection that pushes part of the structure to one side. It may also be the result of previous rhinoplasty or septoplasty.
However, some crooked noses may not cause breathing problems. At other times, a crooked nose can cause functional problems, including difficulty breathing.
Correcting a deviated nose is considered one of the most difficult rhinoplasty procedures. This is because getting the nose on the midline of the face is very difficult and often impossible to achieve 100% symmetry, but it can be improved in experienced hands.
There are several different “moving parts” and many variables that contribute to how and why this type of rhinoplasty is considered so difficult. Fortunately, in the hands of experienced rhinoplasty surgeons like Dr. Shahram can achieve successful results.
A curved nose can be due to nasal bones or cartilage or both.
So many patients and plastic surgeons mistakenly believe that all crooked noses are the result of misaligned nasal bones. The reality is that many crooked noses are actually due to asymmetry in the position and shape of the bones. However, a large number of rhinoplasty patients develop a crooked nose, which is caused by structural abnormalities other than the nasal bones. In many cases, the cartilaginous structure of the nose, as well as the crooked nasal bones, are central issues requiring treatment.