Why are my nostrils still uneven and septum is still crooked after septorhinoplasty?
9 months ago
I had septorhino combo by an ent dr. 3 days ago. I asked him to fix the deviation, refine the tip, straighten the bone and some other stuff but i never mentioned my uneven nostrils asuming that they'd automatically get even when the septum was straightened. Is that why they are still in different sizes? Because i didnt tell him to make them even. He said its too early to judge results. Will they get even? Will my septum get straight?
Doctor Answers (4)
3 days after rhinoplasty is way to early to see the result. But if you had asymmetric nostrils before surgery, and they were not modified, then they will likely stay that way post-op too.
Realisticly you are extremely early in recovery to start you comments. Allpw at least 3 months healing..
- At 3 days, it is still early to judge
- If you had uneven nostrils before surgery, it is very difficult to get them perfectly symmetric even after surgery
- Usually the asymmetry does improve, please just wait it out for now
At 3 days with all of the external accoutrement, the nose cannot be judged as to the final result.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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.