Can Rhinoplasty Correct Nasal Asymmetry?

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There are few features that make as big of an impact on your overall appearance as the nose does, in part thanks to its prominent position on the face. For patients who are unhappy with certain aspects of their nose, this can be particularly frustrating. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery offers the exciting opportunity to transform your nose and create more appealing facial harmony. A common concern for many patients when it comes to the appearance of the nose is asymmetry, whether in the form of a crooked bridge, uneven nostrils, or something else. At Mesbahi Plastic Surgery, Washington, D.C., board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi performs a complete suite of nasal enhancement surgeries to correct a wide range of cosmetic and functional issues, including asymmetric nasal features. Keep reading to learn more about how rhinoplasty surgery may help you get the more symmetric nose you desire.

Why is my nose crooked?

A crooked nasal bridge, asymmetric nostrils, and other forms of nasal asymmetry can be the result of a number of things, including genetics, structural deformity or abnormality, trauma, previous nose surgery, and others. Whatever the cause of your nasal asymmetry, rhinoplasty surgery can be a fantastic solution for achieving more symmetric nasal features and enhancing your facial appearance overall.

What kind of rhinoplasty do I need for an asymmetric nose?

There are several types of rhinoplasty surgeries available, and each rhinoplasty case is carefully customized to align with the anatomy, concerns, needs, and goals of the individual patient. Some of the most common rhinoplasty techniques include:

  • Traditional rhinoplasty
  • Functional rhinoplasty
  • Revision rhinoplasty
  • Ethnic rhinoplasty

Following a thorough consultation and physical assessment of your nose, Dr. Mesbahi will recommend the most appropriate type of nasal surgery for addressing your specific type of nasal asymmetry.

Will my nose be symmetric after rhinoplasty?

While rhinoplasty surgery can dramatically enhance many aesthetic features of your nose, including its symmetry, it’s important for patients considering a nose job to understand that perfect symmetry — which does not occur naturally either — is not the ultimate goal of the procedure and may not be possible. Instead, rhinoplasty aims to make natural-looking enhancements that complement the patient’s facial structure and align with their aesthetic goals. Still, many patients are able to achieve a remarkable level of symmetry with rhinoplasty performed by a highly skilled surgeon like Dr. Mesbahi.

Will my breathing improve after my crooked nose is corrected?

Certain types of nasal asymmetry — like a deviated septum, for example — may lead to obstructed breathing, snoring, and other functional difficulties. When these structural issues are corrected with rhinoplasty surgery, many patients find it easier and more comfortable to breathe and even sleep. If you feel that your asymmetric nasal anatomy may be contributing to breathing problems, be sure to mention that to Dr. Mesbahi so he can discuss the possibilities of a functional rhinoplasty with you.

Straighten out your asymmetric nose and boost your self-esteem with a nose job in Washington, D.C.

If you are self-conscious about your nasal asymmetry or it’s affecting your ability to breathe or sleep comfortably, rhinoplasty may be an option for improving or correcting your concerns. To find out if you may be an eligible candidate for rhinoplasty surgery, call Mesbahi Plastic Surgery to schedule your one-on-one consultation with McLean, VA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi today.

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