Open Rhinoplasty | Case 279
Crooked nose can and often are due to several things. This example show an external deviation of the bottom two thirds. The cause was her internal deviated septum. There is often misconception regarding deviated septums. Many people who want septoplasty assume the surgery will also correct the external deviation. This seldom happens.
The part of the septum blocking breathing can be successfully fixed and the shape of the nose remains unchanged. It requires addition surgery to free up the part of the septum just under the skin to make this also straight. This means a rhinoplasty in addition to the septoplasty.