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Why I Cann't Breath from Both Nostrils?

after my nose job,, i couldn't breath from my nose,, but now after a year and 7 months,, i have something strange,, i can breath from only one nostril,, sometimes i find that i breath from left nostril and the right one is totally closed, and other times i breath from right nostril and so the left is totally closed.. i cann't breath from both of them,,,, i think also that the columella is crooked to the left,, is this breathing problem is normal or what,, thanks

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Breathing problems after cosmetic rhinoplasty

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Breathing problems after rhinoplasty can occur for many reasons. Common causes include such factors as normal swelling, crusting, stitches, or plastic splints, which are normally temporary and resolve within a few days or weeks. Chronic nasal breathing problems can be due to such factors as a deviated septum, allergies, chronic sinusitis, or nasal valve narrowing.

It's difficult to determine possible causes of breathing difficulty without an office examination. Only after a comprehensive evaluation can a rhinoplasty surgeon help determine appropriate options for you. Best of luck.

Dr. Chaboki

Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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