How to Fix a Crooked Nose
While experienced injectors can improve a mild crooked nose with dermal filler, most crooked nose corrections require a rhinoplasty. During the procedure, you will feel nothing under a general anesthetic. Dr. Schalit will usually separate the skin of the nose from the bone and cartilage. He then rearranges the structure of the nose to correct the shape, size, or symmetry of the nose. At this point, he will correct the structural problem that results in a crooked nose.
What are the Benefits of a Rhinoplasty?
If you have felt self-conscious about your crooked nose, this insecurity may have held you back. You will not see that crooked nose in the mirror anymore, and this gives many people a powerful boost of confidence. This confidence may allow you to feel more outgoing and social.
If your crooked nose left you with difficulty breathing, rhinoplasty can let you breathe freely again. A crooked nose can block airflow, so rearranging the bone and cartilage provides a clear passage. Dr. Schalit will also make sure to create a pleasing appearance to the nose as he recontours it.
What is Recovery Like From a Rhinoplasty?
During the first days of your recovery, you will wear a splint on your nose to protect it. Your nose may feel swollen and stuffy, and you may have bruises around the eye area. Most people can go back to work and light activities within seven to ten days, although you should wait for Dr. Schalit’s approval before moving on to more strenuous activities.