I had septo-rhinoplasty with an overprojecting asymmetrical tip. Because my tip was asymmetrical, a cartilage graft to the tip of the domes was used to get a more symmetrical look. The inside of my right nostril is more swollen than the left (I can see some white flesh/tissue- well, the surgeon said it is swelling. Due to this, from the outside the (more) swollen right nostril makes the nose/nostrils look(s) asymmetrical. Will this go down and become more symmetrical with time?
I Am 9 Days Post Rhinoplasty and the Right Nostril is More Swollen Than the Left Side. Will It Go Down?
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Too early to be concerned 9 days after rhinoplasty
Thank you for your question. It is very common to have the asymmetry that you describe as early as 9 days after rhinoplasty. Be sure to see your plastic surgeon and follow his or her advice.
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Swelling after rhinoplasty is normal and it will go away.
Thank you for the question. Swelling early on after a rhinoplasty can be pronounced and sometimes asymmetric. Swelling inevitably improves with time. Asymmetry secondary to swelling will go away.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
Asymmetrical Nostrils 9 Days Post Rhinoplasty
At 9 days after rhinoplasty surgery the swelling in both nostrils will decrease. The asymmetry that disturbs you will change as healing progresses. Hopefully you will achieve the result you want.
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Nine days- You're far away from healed
As the other Dr. Schuster said, you are far too early to even tell. There is still much swelling present. Even if there is some asymmetry I certainly would not consider trying to fix this at nine days. You can ask the surgeon, but if the nose looked symmetric to him at the time of surgery's completion, I am pretty sure it will look close to that in the end. Be patient. Dr. Schuster in Boca Raton
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