Nose Surgery

Deviated Nose

Resolve both functional and aesthetic issues at the same time!

What is Deviated Nose Surgery?

JW’s Deviated Nose Surgery creates a beautiful nose shape and improves the functions of your nose

In order to relieve the symptoms of nasal septum deviation such as nasal obstruction, rhinitis, and headaches, JW Plastic Surgery provides a proper surgical procedure, considering the patient’s conditions. Through plastic nose surgery, we create a beautiful nose shape and improve the functions of the nose at the same time.

A deviated nose(septal deviation) refers to a crooked nose appearance. If the nasal septum is deformed, other symptoms such as nasal obstruction may occur.
A nose consists of the nasal bones, upper lateral cartilages, alar cartilages, and nasal septum. Any of them can cause a deviated nose.
A surgical procedure varies depending on the causative factors and a degree of deviation.

What is the nasal septum?

The nasal septum refers to a structure dividing the two nostrils. Both sides are covered with mucous membranes and the cartilages are located at the center.

  • Surgery Duration1.5 - 2 hours
  • HospitalizationNot Required
  • # of Postoperative visits2 - 3 Visits
  • AnesthesiaShort-term Sedation
  • Removal of Stitches5 - 7 days after the operation
  • Recovery PeriodReturn to normal life after removal of stitches
We recommend Deviated Nose Correction to the following people:
  • Those who have an asymmetric face due to a deviated nose.
  • Those whose nose is not seriously deviated, but suffering from nasal obstruction or other nose diseases.
  • Those who have deviated nostrils.
  • Those whose nose is deviated after rhinoplasty.

JW’s Deviated Nose Correction

#1 | Camouflage Method

The camouflage method is a simple procedure that corrects a slightly deviated nose through cartilage graft or dermis graft. Most cases are corrected with simple procedures.

#2 | Corrective Rhinoplasty

Corrective rhinoplasty is recommended to those who have a seriously deviated nose whose parts are deviated at the same time.

In this case, deviated nose correction is not limited to nasal septum correction. For corrective rhinoplasty for a deviated nose, several diagnostic and corrective procedures should be performed at the same time.


Deviated Nose Correction (Nasal Osteotomy)

Nasal Osteotomy is a surgical procedure that corrects the location of the nasal bones by vertically cutting both sides and central part of the nose. It is considered as one of the most basic procedures.
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Deviated Nasal Cartilage(upper lateral cartilage) correction (Septum cartilage spreader graft)

There are various surgical procedure methods to correct the deviated cartilages from the middle to the tip of the nose.

Alar Cartilage or Nasal Bridge Correction

In case of a deviated nose tip or nasal bridge, its cartilages, alar cartilages or septal nasal cartilages, should be corrected.

Septal cartilage correction (SMR or Septoplasty)

The nasal septum, consisting of bones and cartilages, refers to a structure dividing the two nostrils. It can be considered as a columella supporting the nasal bridge. Nasal septum deviation is a physical disorder of the nose, involving a displacement of the nasal septum. In other words, it refers to a deviated septum. When correcting a deviated nose, it should be checked if it is accompanied by nasal septum deviation. If so, it should be corrected as well.

Enlarged Inferior Terbinate

If you are suffering from nasal obstruction resulting from the inferior nasal concha, we cut a small part of the inferior nasal concha off or downsize it through a high-frequency procedure during deviated nose correction. This procedure can relieve such symptom by widening the inner space of the nose.

In-Depth Examination

In-depth examination through a three-dimensional CT analysis

Before surgery, we conduct a precise and in-depth examination through a 3D-CT analysis on the nasal bones, the shape, conditions, and size of nasal soft tissues for a safe and accurate operation.

A deviated nose and nasal septum deviation

In case of congenital nasal septum deviation or asymmetrical bones or cartilages bent by external injuries, a deviated nose should be corrected for both aesthetic reasons and functional improvement such as breathing.

Nasal Obstruction

Inferior turbinate hypertrophy may cause nasal obstruction. Rhinoplasty can help treat nasal obstruction.

Various forms and sizes of septal nasal cartilages

When using septal nasal cartilages for rhinoplasty, we analyze the sizes and shapes of septal nasal cartilages accurately for precise surgical planning.

The size of Nasal Bone

After analyzing the size and shape of nasal bones, nasal osteotomy may be performed during rhinoplasty, if their size needs to be corrected.

*A 3D-CT analysis may not be required depending on your physician’s opinion.

Cautions Before Rhinoplasty

  • You must stop taking medications that interfere with hemostasis (oral contraceptive pills, hormone drugs, vitamin E, aspirin, etc.) at least two weeks before an operation. If you are currently receiving treatment for high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or thyroid disease, you must inform your doctor or consultant in advance.
  • Cigarettes may cause phlegm, sneezing, or bleeding after an operation. We strongly recommend that you stop smoking for two weeks before an operation. A serious cold may reduce your trachea and respiratory functions. Please inform your consultant or doctor in advance if you happen to be suffering from a serious cold on the day of surgery.
  • Before you come to the hospital, you must remove makeup, contact lenses, any accessories, nail polish, and pedicure on the day of surgery.
  • You must stop eating any food at least four hours before an operation.
  • We recommend you to wear comfortable clothes, which will not irritate the surgical sites, a mask, a cap, and sunglasses. In addition, we advise you to come with a guardian or use public transportation.

Post-Operative Management

  • Placing the surgical sites on a higher position than your heart helps to reduce swelling.
  • Apply an ice pack on the surgical site for the first two or three days.
  • Avoid severe friction and acupressure massage around the surgical sites for at least one month after an operation. Use a sauna or take a hot bath at least one month later.
  • Refrain from smoking or drinking, which may delay your recovery, for at least four weeks after an operation.
  • You may engage in some light exercise such as a walk right after an operation. However, you must refrain from heavy exercise such as aerobics, tennis, and swimming, for at least three to four weeks after an operation.

With more than 18 years of experience, Surgeons specialized in Nose Surgery.

JW nose team constitutes 3 nose specialists with know-how from various clinical experiences, as well as dedication to achieving the best result by medical research.