2. What Causes a Misshapen Nose?
The causes of a misshapen nose are varied and can range from genetic predispositions to environmental factors. Congenital irregularities, such as cleft palate or congenital nasal pyriform aperture stenosis, can result in a misshapen nose from birth.
Trauma is another leading cause, where accidents or injuries can result in a fractured or deviated nasal septum, altering the nose’s shape. In some cases, a previous rhinoplasty or medical surgery might not achieve the desired outcome, leading to dissatisfaction with the nose’s appearance.
Additionally, certain medical conditions, such as a chondroma or other benign tumors, can cause deformities in the nasal structure. Infections and autoimmune conditions, like granulomatosis with polyangiitis, can also lead to nasal shape changes.