How do you get a deviated septum?
I don't remember having a nose incident when I was little so I must have been born with a crooked nose. But how is this possible? Why does this happen? Is a deviated septum hereditary?
A deviated septum is extremely common. Nasal trauma can obviously cause a deviation. But believe it or not, most people are born with some degree of septal deviation or irregularity. That said, not all septal deviations cause a crooked nose or difficulty breathing. It is only when that happens that something should be considered to correct it.
Dr. Gary Breslow has 12 Nose job before & afters: