Six Months After Septorhinoplasty and Still Have Asymmetrical Nostrils, Could this Still be Swelling at this Point? (photo)

Six months ago my wife had surgery for a deviated septum and rhinoplasty. The rhinoplasty was to reduce the length of her nose, reduce nose tip, and to remove a bump. She explained to her doctor concern on the bend her nose takes and the asymmetrical nostrils. He continues to insist that this is something that can still self-correct as swelling reduces, but we are skeptical. I'd appreciate opinions on the underlying problem and what kind of revision will be necessary.

Doctor Answers (2)

Crooked Nose



At this point, this is not attributed to swelling. You will need a revision to re-align the nose and nostrils. However, every nose has mild asymmetry so dont expect perfect symmetry even with a revision.



New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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No, this is not swelling at this point.

It appears that this is something that will require revision if you desire improvement of the situation.

I don't think that it will improve with time.  I would visit your surgeon and discuss your options.


Shashidhar Kusuma, MD
Plantation Plastic Surgeon

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