Can Rhinoplasty Improve My Nasal Symmetry?

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For certain people, including some of your favorite celebrities, having a crooked nose acts as a unique trademark. However, many men and women feel that having an asymmetrical nose makes them stand out for all the wrong reasons. To help patients get the natural nose shape and elevated self-confidence they deserve, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester (aka Dr. Chiddy) and the caring team at Jerry Chidester, MD Plastic & Hand Surgery in Draper, UT offer a comprehensive range of nasal surgeries, including both functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty. Keep reading to discover the benefits of rhinoplasty surgery for correcting nasal asymmetry, and find out what life-changing results may be possible for you.

Why is my nose crooked?

Almost everyone has at least a subtly asymmetric nose. In most cases, the level of asymmetry is minor and virtually imperceptible to others. However, some patients have significantly crooked noses. There are many reasons why a person’s nose may appear bent, crooked, or asymmetric. Some of the most common causes of nasal asymmetry include:

  • Trauma/broken nose
  • Previously botched nose surgery
  • Genetics
  • Deformity
  • Deviated septum

How do you fix a crooked nose?

For minor asymmetries, some people use makeup, contouring, and other superficial techniques to improve the appearance of the nose. Another solution for nasal asymmetry, depending on the nature and severity of the patient’s concerns, is the use of injectable dermal fillers to reshape and smooth out the contour of the nose. While these options can certainly provide some level of enhancement, the most effective solution for correcting nasal asymmetry is, undoubtedly, rhinoplasty surgery.

Which kind of rhinoplasty do I need for nasal asymmetry?

Because the nose is such a unique feature from patient to patient – both anatomically and cosmetically – Dr. Chiddy takes great care to customize each nose surgery to match the patient’s personal needs and goals. Types of rhinoplasty procedures most frequently performed to address concerns regarding nasal symmetry include:

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

During your initial consultation for rhinoplasty in Greater Salt Lake City, Dr. Chiddy will carefully examine your nose, discuss your ideal outcome, take photos of your nose, and explain all of your options for nose surgery at length. Based on these factors, as well as the cause and severity of your nasal asymmetry, Dr. Chiddy will recommend a customized surgical plan for you.

How long does a nose job last?

Patients who undergo rhinoplasty surgery to correct a crooked nose can expect to enjoy their results for many years or even decades. To prolong the outcome of your rhinoplasty, use these helpful tips:

  • Wait until your nose is fully developed before undergoing rhinoplasty
  • Choose a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to perform your rhinoplasty
  • Follow all rhinoplasty recovery instructions carefully
  • Avoid contact sports and other high-risk activities

Head straight for the nose you’ve always wanted with Greater Salt Lake City rhinoplasty surgery

If you are self-conscious about a bump, bend, or crook in your nose, you are not alone. Thanks to the modern advances in cosmetic surgery and technology, correcting nasal asymmetry is more possible now than ever before. To join the many men and women who have achieved the nose of their dreams, schedule your one-on-one rhinoplasty consultation in Draper, UT with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester at Jerry Chidester, MD Plastic & Hand Surgery today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.