Facial plast Surg 2011; 27(2): 203-212
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1271300
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The Crooked Nose

Taha Z. Shipchandler1 , Ira D. Papel2
  • 1Facial Plastic Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2Facial Plastic Suricenter, Associate Professor, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
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Publication Date:
14 March 2011 (online)


Straightening a crooked nose is a challenge. Several techniques exist ranging from simple to technically complex. It is important to approach the nose systematically and to remember that perfection may be impossible to achieve. If straightening is not attainable, softening grafts or onlay grafts should be used to camouflage subtle irregularities.