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Can Rhinoplasty Help Me Achieve a More Symmetrical Nose?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


There are few facial features that are as prominent as the nose, which is often one of the first things others notice about your appearance. So, when you feel less than confident about the size, shape, or other attribute of your nose, it is understandable that you may feel self-conscious about your appearance overall. One of the most common complaints patients have about their noses is asymmetry. At VIP Plastic Surgery, leading Las Vegas, NV, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi performs a complete range of cosmetic and functional nasal surgeries to help patients address a wide variety of concerns, including nasal asymmetry. Read on to learn more about how rhinoplasty can improve the symmetry of your nose and boost your confidence.

Why is my nose crooked?

Having an asymmetric or crooked nose can be the result of a number of factors, including genetics, trauma or injury, a deviated septum, a previously “botched” surgery, and others. In some cases, the bridge of the patient’s nose is asymmetric, while at other times, nasal asymmetry is associated with the tip of the nose, the nostrils, or other nasal features.

How can I get a more symmetric nose?

In some cases, injectable dermal fillers can actually be used to make temporary enhancements to the nose that help it to appear straighter and more symmetric. For the best, most natural-looking, and longest-lasting results possible, however, rhinoplasty is the most effective and appropriate option for correcting nasal symmetry.

Which type of rhinoplasty do I need for an asymmetric nose?

Because every patient’s nasal anatomy, concerns, and ultimate goals are unique, Dr. Khorsandi takes great care to customize each rhinoplasty procedure to help meet the individual’s needs. The rhinoplasty technique used for nasal asymmetry will depend on the cause and severity of the patient’s concerns, any other abnormalities they’d like to address, and other factors. Following a thorough consultation and examination of your nose, along with a discussion of your ideal outcome, Dr. Khorsandi may recommend one of the following types of rhinoplasty surgeries:

  • Traditional rhinoplasty
  • Functional rhinoplasty
  • Revision rhinoplasty
  • Septoplasty
  • Turbinectomy

In some cases, a combination of rhinoplasty techniques is used to achieve the most successful outcome.

How does rhinoplasty fix nasal asymmetry?

Again, the details of each case — including what techniques are used to address and correct nasal asymmetry — will vary from patient to patient. In some cases, cartilage grafting or bone reduction may be necessary to achieve better symmetry in the nose, while other patients may only need minor adjustments to certain features of the nose. It is important to keep in mind that perfect symmetry is not the primary goal of rhinoplasty surgery and that perfect anatomical symmetry does not actually occur naturally. Still, many patients are able to achieve a dramatically more beautiful nose that appears remarkably symmetric to the eye.

Face your crooked nose straight on with rhinoplasty surgery in Las Vegas, NV

If you are tired of looking into the mirror and focusing only on your asymmetric nose, rhinoplasty may be beneficial for you. Learn more about the exciting results that may be possible with Las Vegas, NV, rhinoplasty surgery by calling VIP Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation with esteemed board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi today.

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