Correcting a Curved or Broken Nose
Straightening a crooked nose
Causes for a crooked nose
- previous surgery
Anatomy of the crooked nose
Nasal bone problems
Nasal cartilage problems
Upper and lower nasal cartilages
These are cartilages that form the nasal tip. Trauma is usually one cause of upper cartilages being displaced and caving in . This gives an impression of a curved nose.
Lower cartilages are usually malformed from birth to give a curved nose.
Corrective surgery for a crooked nose
Fixing nasal bones
Fixing nasal cartilages
- weakening the cartilage to shape it back into position (septoplasty); or
- removing the fractured segment altogether (sub-mucous resection).