Revision Rhinoplasty, my Nostrils Look Really Bad. Is This Part of the Swelling or a Separate Issue?

I've just had a revision rhinoplasty, currently on day 9 post op. I got the cast off yesterday and although I knew that there was going to be a lot of swelling, which I can deal with, but my nostrils look huge and really flared. Is this likely to be caused by the swelling and if not can it be easily fixed?

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Alar Retraction 10 days after Rhinoplasty

Hi,

Its very difficult to assess your nose without seeing a picture. Although in the initial post-op period it is possible to have swelling cause all sorts of visual irregularities, severe retraction is not a good sign. Please post or forward photos for review.

Best,

Dr.S.


New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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