Deviated nose (crooked nose)

Nasal deviation or the crooked nose are a common concern that motivates people to have rhinoplasty. It may be associated with functional problems or not, it may be purely developmental or post-traumatic.

Since our features are never truly symmetric, a slight deviation to the right to the left are necessary for a balanced the appearance of the face even after surgery.

In essence, several parts of the nose can be deviated separately or together. The bony bridge, also termed as high deviations, which is one of the more difficult areas to target but made more manageable with ultrasonic rhinoplasty.

The middle vault, supported by cartilage where the septum has a significant component for the deviation.

The nasal base and tip are influenced both by the lower part of the septum, the configuration of the tip cartridges and their asymmetry, the direction of the anterior nasal spine.

Severe asymmetries or post-dramatic ones which also lead to damage of the support can benefit from additional cartilage grafts from outside the nose like rib cartilage or ear cartilage. Moderate asymmetries in previously un-operated noses can usually be managed by reshaping and reconfiguring the bone and cartilage support of the nose.


More case studies and before and after photographs of rhinoplasty surgery performed by Lucian Ion.

Rhinoplasty Gallery

“Just to let you know I am really happy with my results after just one week! If you could pass this onto Dr Ion I would appreciate it as he has done an AMAZING job!”

— Primary rhinoplasty patient, 2019


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