Advice re nose

Hi Is there anything that can be done with my nose. I don't mind that it is upturned but the way the cartilage is growing it makes it look like it is unclean all the time. I notice people think I need to blow my nose and it is making me paranoid. I don't know if it is the cartilage or the White growing tip that is doing this Thanks Sissy

Sissy2016 October 19th, 2016 QLD

  • Answer
    Dr. Raymond Goh

    Raymond Goh

    123 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    Queensland, Australia

    Hi there Sissy2016.
    It is apparent from your photo that the caudal (lower) part of your septum is deviated and protruding into the left nostril. This may in some people cause nasal dorsum and tip deviation and occasionally breathing obstruction. A septoplasty to straighten the deviated portion of the septum would be my initial thought. A thorough clinical review is of course required to figure out functional as well as cosmetic aspects of your nose that you would like corrected.
    All the very best.
    Dr Ray GohValley Plastic Surgery