A Straighter, More Symmetrical Look in the New York Area
The crooked tip is slightly different than the category of a crooked nose. As mentioned on the crooked nose page, there are many causes, including fractured nasal bones, that result in a crooked, asymmetrical nose. When we refer to the crooked nose tip at our New York practice, we are typically referring to the lower two thirds of the nose, which is cartilaginous in nature. This typically involves the nasal septum as far as the nasal base and many of the primary support mechanisms for the nose. Many patients have difficulty breathing as well, since air flow in the lower aspect of the nose goes through the area of the nasal valves which, when poorly supported, result in collapse.
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Evaluation of the crooked nose tip and nasal base starts with a consultation with an experienced rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction specialist. If a patient has a crooked nosetip and base, it is very likely that the nasal septum is involved, and most of the time a patient also has a deviated nasal septum in conjunction with poor support in the other major support mechanisms of the nose. Think of the septum as the center poles of a tent supporting the entire nose from top to bottom. A crooked nose tip is usually the result of either the septum being disfigured and/or the lower lateral cartilages being involved. An experienced rhinoplasty specialist should be able to give the patient some insight as to what is the primary culprit. To fix and address the problem of a crooked nose tip, an experienced surgeon will typically remove, cut,and subsequently rebuild the nose and lower lateral cartilages with cartilage obtained from the septum. Think of cutting out the bad pieces and recycling cartilage to rebuild the nose straighter, stronger, and more symmetrical.
If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure to straighten a crooked nose tip and nasal base and want to consult with an experienced New York-area facial plastic surgeon, call the Williams Center at 1-800-742-2797 today!