Ask a doctor

When Does Asymmetry After Rhinoplasty Become Less Pronounced?

I am 18 days post-op after a septo-rhinoplasty. My hump was removed and my tip was narrowed and lifted. My swelling is gradually decreasing by the day, but my nose is still asymmetrical, and is leaning to the right. Basically, one of my nostrils looks higher than the other, and it's noticeable. I know this is a common complaint after surgery, as the swelling subsides at different rates on either side, but when can I expect my nose to look symmetrical?

Doctor Answers (1)

Asymmetry at 18 days


It depends - if the asymmetry is related to swelling it may get better with time, but if the structural framework of the nose is asymmetric it will not improve and may in fact get worse at swelling subsides

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 147 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.