I have a very crooked nose that I would like to have fixed. I’ve heard that it can be made straighter but that correcting a crooked appearance is very difficult and that I cannot expect it to be perfectly straight. Why is this?
A crooked nose often has a crooked nasal septum. The septum must be straightened to straighten the nose. Also, sometimes the periosteum, the fibrous coating over the bone, is short on one side and will tend to pull the bones back to where they were as the nose heals. Straightening the crooked nose is always a challenge but is generally successful. While not all post op noses are perfectly straight, they are generally much straighter. Here are a couple of examples of crooked noses I fixed. Women’s sports are a constant factor with these noses, especially cheer leading.