Crooked Nose | Rhinoplasty New York
The nasal bones are the most frequently fractured bones in the face. Unfortunately many of us can speak first hand on this type of injury.
Besides causing external changes to the nose, trauma to the nose can alter anatomic structures inside the nose. One area inside your nose particularly sensitive to nasal trauma, is the internal nasal valve. This portion of the nose is the narrowest region in the nose, as such this region significantly influences nasal airflow. Trauma to the cartilage structures comprising this region of the nose can lead to collapse of the internal nasal valve, which can lead to a chronic sensation of nasal congestion (stuffy nose).
Beside resetting the fractured nasal bones to a straighter position, Dr. Kwak may need to address the middle portion of your nose to correct a collapse internal nasal valve.
If you have had nasal trauma in the past and have persistant nasal obstruction, you may be a candidate for a procedure to correct your breathing problems. To learn more about crooked noses or nasal breathing we welcome you to come in for consultation.