Curved Nose Rhinoplasty
If your nose tip is dropping or pointing downwards like an “arrow”, the Curved Nose Rhinoplasty is the right procedure for you. A curved nose brings both aesthetical and functional imbalance; you may notice an imbalance in your facial symmetry, and in some cases, experience nasal congestion due to a severe deviation of the cartilage.
The two main factors that determine the shape of the nose are the nasal bone and cartilage, which demands differing surgical methods of nose correction. The nose may be curved due to both external factors (an injury) or internal factors (genetic reasons). There are generally two cases for a curved nose: when nasal bone is curved or when the cartilage is curved. For a deviated bone, the excess bone will be trimmed off, whereas, for a curved cartilage, it can be straightened through osteotomy. This procedure is very complex and thus only a rhinoplasty specialist, such as Dr. Choi Min, will bring you the exact results.
When the nasal bone is curved
Most of the times, it may curve due to external problems. For this case through osteotomy, nasal bone can be adjusted to the right place.
When the cartilage is curved
The cartilage can be shaped looking like alphabet I, C, or S. For this case, cartilage should be re-positioned to the right place. People with deviated nose may have hypertrophic rhinitis, constantly having the stuffy nose.
Even after correcting deviated nose, the stuffy nose may exist. Thus rhinitis operation can be done simultaneously.
Curved Nose Rhinoplasty is Recommended…
- if the center of your nose is deviated
- if your nose is deviated due to an injury
- if your face is off balance due to a curved nose
- if your nasal bone or nasal cartilage is curved
- if you have chronic hypertrophic rhinitis
Details of the procedure
Operation Time: 2 Hours
Anesthesia: Local with Sedation (deep sleep)
Removing Stitches: after 7 days
After Surgery Check-ups: 3 ~ 4 Sessions
Recovery time to daily activity: None (No effect on daily activities)