Can Rhinoplasty Surgery Correct an Asymmetric Nose?
It's common for people to have some degree of asymmetry in their facial features. However, an asymmetric nose can cause breathing problems or cause you to feel self-conscious about your appearance. The good news is rhinoplasty surgery (or a nose reshaping procedure) can be used to correct a crooked nose.
Female facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner knows how to produce amazing results through advanced surgical techniques. Call Lee Ann M. Klausner, MD, PLLC to learn how we provide balanced features that function well and look natural. Book a rhinoplasty consultation in Manhattan, NY, and learn more about our customized approach.
What causes an asymmetric nose?
Minor variations in nose shape, size, and alignment are often considered normal and may even go unnoticed. Unfortunately, some individuals have a crooked nose shape that is more pronounced and noticeable. Some causes include:
- Genetics: Parents or close relatives tend to pass on facial characteristics such as the shape of a nose.
- Trauma: A previous injury, such as a broken nose, can cause the nasal bones or cartilage to shift and become misaligned.
- Previous surgery: A previous cosmetic surgery may cause an asymmetrical appearance.
- Age: Minor changes in the facial tissues and bone structure over time can lead to changes in nose shape or size.
How does rhinoplasty surgery correct an asymmetric nose?
Dr. Klausner is qualified to treat someone whose nose is noticeably crooked. Our female facial plastic surgeon may recommend one or more techniques to create symmetrical results. Whether your issue is impaired breathing or features that seem imbalanced, we ensure that patients near Upper East Side, Yorkville, Lenox Hill, and Carnegie Hill are happy with their results.
Who is a good candidate for nose reshaping surgery?
Patients who are in generally good health and have realistic expectations about their results may be ideal candidates for this procedure. Of course, rhinoplasty is not a one-size-fits-all surgery and will require careful planning and precision in order to achieve the desired outcomes. Our surgeon considers a number of factors, including age, skin type, and health history, before making recommendations.
What if my results still seem crooked after surgery?
Swelling and bruising are common after rhinoplasty surgery and can make it difficult to notice immediate results. Your nose may even appear asymmetrical or crooked for a short period before it fully heals. Rest assured that over time, swelling should subside, and you can look forward to enjoying your new nose shape. Our professionals at Lee Ann M. Klausner, MD, PLLC can provide detailed instructions on how to promote a successful recovery.
How long is rhinoplasty recovery?
Recovery after rhinoplasty surgery can take several months, but there are a few ways to speed up this process. Follow all post-surgery instructions, such as taking your medications and avoiding strenuous exercise. Wear bandages or splints to protect the nose from trauma. Dr. Klausner will book follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and offer feedback on how to adjust your care plan accordingly.
Correct your asymmetric nose
A crooked nose should never stand in the way of your confidence. Book a rhinoplasty consultation with female facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner and discover how we can help you achieve a more balanced facial profile. Our team proudly provides the personalized care and attention you need to achieve excellent results. Call Lee Ann M. Klausner, MD, PLLC in Manhattan, NY to get started today.