The nasal septum is the wall that divides the inside of the nose into a left
airway and a right airway. When the septum doesn't sit in the middle, it
can obstruct airflow through the nose instead of guiding the airflow. We
then call it a "deviated septum," and that deviated or crooked septum
can be straightened during a rhinoplasty.
Most commonly, the deviation of the septum cannot be seen from the outside of
the nose. The deviation that obstructs the airflow is deeper inside the
nose, where you can't see it. This patient's septum was so bad that you
could see it before surgery.
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What is the best filler to correct a too sloped/curved nose (after rhinoplasty)?
I had a rhinoplasty ten+ years ago. While I am happy with my nose, it is very ski slope, which is very cute but I feel it would be nicer if it were just straight and the bridge slightly thinner (it used to be slightly raised so it's already great). I also feel I have a slight amount of excess skin each side of the bridge, which could be absorbed. I think this can be done with a filler and is a fairly easy procedure. Any advice on which injectable? Or any other advice?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Don't do it.
Sorry, I don't really mean to be oppositional but...
Your nose looks great. The "slope" is so slight that it's all but imperceptible. The injection wouldn't make the bridge thinner, it wouldn't help with the "excess skin" on the sides. It would only harm your nose. It can't be controlled well enough to both reduce the slope and not cause a bump. It would be asymmetric and make your nose look crooked from the front. Whenever you use the term "slightly" to describe something wrong with a nose, that means that the nose shouldn't have any treatment. And finally, nothing on the nose is "easy," even just injecting filler.
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