Had Doctor Made my Nostrils Too Small?

i had surgery 40 days ago.i think i am having breathing problem doctor narrowed my nostrils, i think new nose holes are small, can he make them bigger?

Doctor Answers (8)

Small nostrils after rhinoplasty

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Hello,

40 days is still very soon after your surgery, and you are still experiencing swelling. It would be best to speak with your physician at this time, as he/she knows the extent of your surgery and exactly what was performed. Thank you, and good luck.

Dr. Nassif


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling after Rhinoplasty- It takes a Year...

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40 Days and 40 Nights may be enough to cleanse the Earth, but it is not enough time for your swelling to resolve after surgery!   Wait, wait, wait.  If your breathing problem is at night (mainly) consider getting some of the adhesive nasal strips from your local drugstore.  That will help while the swelling is resolving.  

Claudio DeLorenzi, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Had Doctor Made my Nostrils Too Small?

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Hello Amin,

Did you ask the doctor to make your nostrils smaller?  They look symmetric and yes, give it time for swelling on the inside and outside to resolve, and I think you'll be fine.  Discuss this with your doctor and if still having problems, it can be reversed potentially.  I operate in Iran and have noticed a wide range of philosophies and techniques there. 

Ramtin Kassir, MD, Facial Plastic Surgeon, NY, NJ

Ramtin Kassir, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Had Doctor Made my Nostrils Too Small?

i had surgery 40 days ago.i think i am having breathing problem doctor narrowed my nostrils, i think new nose holes are small, can he make them bigger?

Your nostrils do appear a bit tight, but the doctor did not per se make it smaller.  What it appears is that he increased the projection of the tip and by doing this it pulls the alae, the skin outside the holes inward.  You are also pretty swollen given that you are only 40 days out from your surgery.  I would suggest waiting until about 6-12 months and assess the situation then.

Good luck.

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