Crooked Nostrils. Can It Be Corrected? How? (photo)

I had an open rhinoplasty 6 months ago. From front view nostrils seem crooked, however from worms' eye view shows that they seem quiet symmetrical. Can bilateral extended speader grafts correct this condition? If not, is there any solution?

Doctor Answers (3)

Crooked Nostrils

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The asymmetry you see is secondary to retraction of the right nostril rim. This can be corrected with a small cartilage graft above the elevated nostril. A spreader graft will not improve this minor problem.


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Asymmetrical nostrils

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The nostrils are only mildly asymmetrical.  The patient's right side is notched up a bit.  A  small composite graft composed of skin and cartilage harvested from the ear can help with this issue.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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