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Crooked Nose
Rhinoplasty in California

Crooked Nose

Rhinoplasty in California

At Zarrabi MD Facial Cosmetic & Maxillofacial Surgery in Newport Beach, California, 
we specialize in crooked nose rhinoplasty procedures to straighten nasal deformities. 
Our experienced surgeon, Dr. Shahrouz Zarrabi, uses advanced piezo ultrasonic technology 
to precisely reshape the nasal framework without using hammers or chisels. If you are looking to correct the septal deviation, smooth bumps or dips in your nasal bridge, or improve 
the symmetry of your facial features, contact us today to learn more about curved nose 
job options. Our personalized care, state-of-the-art equipment, and artistic vision for beauty can help you breathe freely and regain confidence in your appearance.
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What Is a Crooked
Nose Rhinoplasty?

Crooked nose rhinoplasty is a type of cosmetic and plastic surgery used 
to straighten a twisted or deviated nose. It is usually done for cosmetic reasons to improve the appearance of the nose, but it can also help to resolve breathing issues caused by nasal obstruction. A crooked nose can be caused by a previous injury, birth defects, or genetic factors. It occurs when the nasal septum (the wall between the nostrils) is off-center or deviated to one side. This can make one nostril smaller and limit breathing. A crooked nose can also negatively impact 
a person’s appearance and self-esteem.

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before & after

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Crooked Nose Rhinoplasty Procedure

consultation with Dr. Shahrouz Zarrabi

Before the crooked nose surgery, a rhinoplasty patient must undergo 
an external nasal exam and lab tests to rule out all risk factors and ensure safety. After a consultation with Dr. Shahrouz Zarrabi and pre-operative care, the patient is prepared for the rhinoplasty. This type of surgery is conducted as an outpatient procedure and takes 1-3 hours in most cases.
At the beginning of crooked nose rhinoplasty, the patient is placed under general anesthesia to make the process smooth and stress-free. During the surgery, an incision is made inside the nose or sometimes across the columella (the skin between the nostrils) so the surgeon can access the bones, the upper lateral cartilage, and the lower lateral cartilage, which give the nose its shape. The deviated parts of the nose are then straightened by reshaping existing bone and cartilage using the innovative ultrasonic (piezo) technique. For example, cartilage from the deviated nasal septum (both caudal and dorsal septum) may be used if more cartilage or structure is needed on the crooked side of the nose. During the intricate surgery, Dr. Zarrabi will continually check and compare one side to the other using both visual examination and palpation with instruments to achieve the desired symmetry and straightness of the nose from all angles.
After the internal nasal framework is straightened to correct issues that cause the crooked appearance, the skin, and soft tissues are redraped over the new structure. Incisions are closed with sutures that are designed to fall out on their own over time as healing occurs.
The ultrasonic (piezo) method used by Dr. Shahrouz Zarrabi is much 
less invasive than traditional rhinoplasty, which is done with chisels 
and hammers. This new technology increases the accuracy of procedures and reduces the need for revision rhinoplasty.
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Recovery after crooked nose
rhinoplasty procedures

The recovery after a crooked nose surgery can vary depending on the technique used by the surgeon.

Week 1: Nasal bones and upper lateral cartilage recovery

Generally, the first week should be dedicated to healing and avoiding any trauma to the operated area. As a rhinoplasty patient, you will likely have packing and splints inside the nostrils, which will be removed after about a week. During the first few days, some pain, discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the eyes should be expected. Pain medication and head elevations can help to mitigate these symptoms. By day 5 to 7 after surgery, most patients can return to work or school.
The second week of recovery often brings improvements in swelling and discomfort. However, strenuous activity and heavy lifting should still be avoided. Outer taping and splints will likely be removed at the end of the second week. This will allow patients to begin to see their new nasal shape. While the nose may still feel congested or stuffy, breathing problems should slowly disappear.
By weeks 3-4, it is important to avoid contact sports or physically exerting activities should wait at least 6-8 weeks after the rhinoplasty. There will still be some swelling and tenderness around the nose at this point. The final shape of the nose will continue to refine over the next year. Small contour irregularities or subtle asymmetrical appearance are normal even up to a year after surgery as everything fully recovers. Numbness around the nasal tissues can also persist for several months.
Overall, rhinoplasty patients can expect some level of discomfort, bruising, and swelling for at least four weeks following their surgery. Final results 
in terms of shape and breathing improvements can take a year or more 
to realize fully. Clear and realistic expectations about the recovery process can help patients remain positive as they heal.

Candidates for crooked nose rhinoplasty

Good candidates for rhinoplasty surgery are people who have difficulty breathing due to a deviated septum and have functional and cosmetic concerns about the reappearance of their crooked noses.

Patients with nasal fractures

Previous nasal trauma or a recently broken nose may heal improperly, resulting in a visibly deviated nose.

Individuals with chronic nasal congestion or sinusitis

Many patients experience discomfort due to sinusitis or chronic nasal congestion. Crooked nose surgery may relieve these symptoms by realigning internal nasal structures.

Older patients

Older patients can undergo crooked nose surgery as well, but the cartilage tends to get weaker over time, which can make the operation more complex. In some cases, rib cartilage may need to be used to help provide structural support.

Patients with septal deviation

A septal deviation obstructing normal airflow is a prime reason to undergo nose surgery. It can help correct nasal bones and open passages.

Young men and women

Both men and women in overall good health, especially younger patients, make ideal candidates. Their bone and cartilage are still likely to be strong.

Benefits of crooked
nose rhinoplasty

Crooked nose rhinoplasty can help resolve many functional and aesthetic problems for patients with nasal deviation. By straightening nasal structures, this cosmetic and plastic surgery can help patients breathe easier, see improvement in facial symmetry, and gain confidence.

Improved breathing

One of the main advantages of functional rhinoplasty procedures is that they can address breathing problems. A deviated septum is often the underlying cause of nasal obstruction. It prevents airflow and causes discomfort. This surgery can allow for easier inhalation. With improved interior nasal airflow, every rhinoplasty patient can experience less congestion and enjoy a higher quality of life.
The most noticeable reward of crooked nose surgery is that it corrects facial asymmetries. Dr. Zarrabi can sculpt a straight nose to create aesthetic balance and proportions. Smoothing out nasal asymmetry, such as bumps or dips, results in a straighter nasal bridge with a uniform profile. With such improvements in appearance, the patient can look and feel at their best.
In addition to physical enhancements, crooked nose rhinoplasty also provides psychological benefits. Patients with deformed nasal bones or cartilage often feel self-conscious about the way they look. The nose is central to the face, so asymmetry leads to significant insecurity. Luckily, those who underwent rhinoplasty procedures can greatly improve their self-confidence. With refined features after rhinoplasty, each patient can feel more comfortable in social situations and have better self-esteem overall.

Crooked nose deformity can limit mucus drainage. Its accumulation predisposes the patient to recurrent sinus infections. Therefore, restoring alignment in the nose can improve mucus flow and reduce future sinus infections.

Crooked noses cause breathing issues during sleep, which can lead to disruptive conditions like snorting and sleep apnea. However, patients who underwent rhinoplasty can significantly reduce these problems.

Cost of crooked nose rhinoplasty

The cost of a crooked nose rhinoplasty in California ranges from $3,000 to $15,000 based on the complexity of the procedure as well as the experience and credentials 
of the surgeon. When it comes to a curved nose job specifically, this type of procedure generally has a higher price range than a standard nose job because it requires extra work to straighten the nasal septum and asymmetric bones or cartilage. The average cost 
of treating a twisted nose deformity tends to be between $5,500 and $7,500.

Cost of crooked nose rhinoplasty

The cost of a crooked nose rhinoplasty in California ranges from $3,000 to $15,000 based on the complexity of the procedure as well as the experience and credentials 
of the surgeon. When it comes to a curved nose job specifically, this type of procedure generally has a higher price range than a standard nose job because it requires extra work to straighten the nasal septum and asymmetric bones or cartilage. The average cost 
of treating a twisted nose deformity tends to be between $5,500 and $7,500.
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Why choose us for your crooked nose rhinoplasty?

Dr. Shahrouz Zarrabi is your top choice for correcting a twisted nose deformity in Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach. With his rare blend of sculpting and surgical expertise, you can rest assured that you are in the most capable hands.

EXPERIENCED SURGEON

As a board-certified maxillofacial surgeon and diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr Zarrabi has undergone extensive training in facial anatomy and reconstructive surgery. This specialized knowledge is vital for accurately diagnosing the cause of your crooked nose and developing an individualized surgical plan. Additionally, Dr. Zarrabi is an accomplished sculptor and artist. He understands noses not only from a medical perspective but also from an aesthetic one. This artistic eye allows him to envision how subtle changes to your nasal bones and cartilage can create facial harmony and balance. Your new nose will not only be straight but also beautifully suited to your other facial features.
As a board-certified maxillofacial surgeon and diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr Zarrabi has undergone extensive training in facial anatomy and reconstructive surgery. This specialized knowledge is vital for accurately diagnosing the cause of your crooked nose and developing an individualized surgical plan. Additionally, Dr. Zarrabi is an accomplished sculptor and artist. He understands noses not only from a medical perspective but also from an aesthetic one. This artistic eye allows him to envision how subtle changes to your nasal bones and cartilage can create facial harmony and balance. Your new nose will not only be straight but also beautifully suited to your other facial features.
At Zarrabi MD Facial Cosmetic & Maxillo-Facial Surgery, you will get a personalized experience from your initial appointment through your recovery. You can expect honest, upfront pricing with no hidden costs. Dr. Zarrabi’s staff provides exceptional coordination of your care and reminders for consultation and follow-ups. We will listen carefully to understand your unique goals and expectations. Each patient who underwent rhinoplasty at our center can testify to the highest quality of service offered by Dr. Zarrabi and his brilliant staff.

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