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Crooked Nose Treatment

AVG. RECOVERY 1-6 MONTHS
PERMANENCE YES
SURGICAL YES
COST $7 500
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There are many possible reasons someone might have a crooked nose. A crooked nose would refer to any nose that doesn’t follow a straight, narrow line on the middle of your face.

In general, crooked noses are a cosmetic concern. However, there are situations where a crooked nose can affect your breathing.

Causes of Crooked Noses

In general, there are 2 main causes of crooked noses.

  1. Bone, cartilage or tissue issues

    Our noses are made out of bone, cartilage and tissue. These work together in a complex system in order to form a functional nose. This might get affected by certain birth defects, physical injuries, nasal infections or other surgeries like rhinoplasties.
     
  2. Deviated septum

    Your septum is a wall within your nose that separates the right and left nasal chambers. Patients with a deviated septum have a septum that slants either to the right or left, causing a blockage.

    A deviated septum can be a tricky nasal condition to live with as they sometimes affect breathing, sleep and can cause nosebleeds.

Only a doctor is qualified to properly diagnose the reason for a patient’s crooked nose.

Treatment for Crooked Noses

Treatments for crooked noses generally fall into 2 categories, surgical and non-surgical.

  • Surgical

    Surgical treatments for crooked noses include rhinoplasties, where the shape of the nose is surgically altered. For patients with a deviated septum, sometimes a doctor will recommend a septoplasty, where the wall in the middle of your nose is straightened and put back into place.
Septoplasty
  • Non-surgical

    For more cosmetic nose problems where the airways don’t need correction, there are options such as nose fillers or nose threading. These treatments can camouflage the crooked nature of the nose by filling in areas of the nose.
     

Dr Samuel Ho’s Approach

Firstly, the underlying cause for the crooked nose must be determined – is it the septum or nasal bones that are crooked? Occasionally, it may be the soft tissue (skin) that results in deviation, such as when scarring is present. In general, this crookedness can be dealt with in 2 different ways - one can correct the cause of the crookedness or one can camouflage it.

The difference between the two methods is the recovery involved. Camouflage techniques typically result in shorter downtime, but may not be feasible if there is a functional problem that has to be corrected, such as nasal obstruction. Correcting the underlying cause, such as nasal bone osteotomies (breaking the nasal bones) or septoplasties (to correct a crooked middle cartilage piece) typically have a longer recovery period and might have a slightly higher complication rate but are generally needed to correct a functional problem.

The more appropriate method is only chosen after a careful discussion between Dr Samuel Ho and the patient as every patient’s requirement and expectations are different.

关于何耀明医生

何耀明医生是 Allure Plastic Surgery 的医疗总监,同时他也是一位杰出的整形外科顾问医生。他擅长的专业领域包括:妈咪塑形术、腹部除皱、眼睑手术、精致的隆鼻手术和乳房手术。

他是新加坡第一位也是唯一一位获得卫生部颁发的卫生人力发展计划美容外科奖的整形外科医生。他曾在韩国顶级的整形外科中心接受培训,如:汉阳大学医院、101整形外科诊所和 BIO整形外科诊所。在这个时期的训练中,他采用了各种新颖的手术技巧,包括用于上眼睑下垂手术的“下穿”提肌腱膜折叠术。
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