Can I just have one nostril tip fixed to match the other? (photos)
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Asymmetrical tip repair
Nose surgery revision
Yes, revision to correct the asymmetry can be performed. There are two main type of revision surgeries that are possible for you. An incision inside the nose on the left side can be performed which will allow removal of some of the cartilage is the least invasive and quickest recovery. The other type of revision would include elevation of the tissue over the tip area to access the entire tip. This would also be fairly east recover as there would not be any bone or septum work but the tip would be swollen for a few weeks to a month. Which revision surgery would be best for you will depend on what you are trying to achieve. A discussion with your plastic surgeon would be necessary.
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Dr. Remus Repta
Changing one side of the nose
- You may be able to operate on one side only, but the tip cartilages are all continuous
- Depending on your exam, you may need to adjust each side to make it more symmetric
- A rhinoplasty specialist can help you make that decision as long as the goals are realistic
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