You might have seen people who do not have their nose straight and well-aligned; the noses of such people can be called a crooked nose. Though crooked nose is just a cosmetic concern in most cases, it may also be accompanied by breathing difficulty in some people. Before knowing what is to be done to correct a crooked nose, let us first know what actually causes it. Read about this so you may be well-informed in case you or a loved one may be needing one in the future.


Various reasons how one can have a crooked nose

– A deviated nasal septum
– Injuries to the nose
– Birth defects
– Tumors
– Failed surgeries
– Severe infections

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The situation may alter the shape of the nose depending on the gravity and why its crookedness became apparent.  For example, if a person is subjected to an accident that affected his nose, it may be broken and aesthetically displeasing but is still functional and can heal without surgery. However,  a crooked nose due to deviated nasal septum or birth defect may often be accompanied by other problems like


– Breathing difficulty
– Nasal congestion
– Facial pain
– Headaches
– Nose bleeds



Ways to correct a crooked nose

While surgeries like rhinoplasty or septoplasty are the credible ways, there are claims to correct it through different facial exercises which are done either with specific devices or without devices. However, these exercise procedures do not have any scientific acceptance. Let us now discover what surgical procedures may be undergone to correct your broken nose.

Septoplasty is done on people with a deviated nasal septum. It is an outpatient procedure done under the influence of local or general anesthesia. Here, the deviated septum made up of bone and cartilage is aligned straight to avoid various health problems, which in turn improves the appearance of the nose.

Rhinoplasty is a procedure often done to enhance the appearance of the nose. It is also an outpatient procedure done under the influence of anesthesia. Though the procedure is of cosmetic concern, it can alleviate the problems like breathing difficulty to a great extent.


It is not recommendable to undergo surgeries just for cosmetic reasons unless you have any other difficulties with your crooked nose. If it is just for cosmetic reasons, there are other options like soft tissue fillers. But these soft tissue fillers also come with large number of side effects, so one should really be cautious and should think twice when undergoing any cosmetic surgery procedure.