PHOTO GALLERY – Crooked Nose Surgery San Diego


Case #4.

This patient was concerned with nasal deviation. She had trouble breathing through her nose due to bilateral nasal obstruction. She was also concerned with the appearance of her crooked bridge and drooping nasal tip.

Straightening a crooked bridge is a challenging procedure and requires a surgeon with extensive training and expertise. Dr. Kolstad performed an extracorporeal septoplasty, which involves the removal, reconstruction, and re-implantation of the patient’s septum to straighten her prominent deviation and improve her breathing. Spreader and strut grafts were constructed to provide support and stabilization to the nose. Dr. Kolstad performed a conservative cephalic trim and nasal tip grafting to lift and refine the tip of her nose. Complex bone remodeling was performed to re-align her nasal bones.

Image Captions:

1) Rhinoplasty San Diego 69: Crooked bridges are difficult to straighten. Dr. Kolstad performed an extracorporeal septoplasty (completely removing the septum) to straighten this patient’s nose.

2) Rhinoplasty San Diego 67: Two months after rhinoplasty. The columella (skin between the nostrils) is reshaped to a more feminine contour. The tip is tightened and the bridge straightened.

crooked bridge rhinoplasty before after

Dr. Kolstad – Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon