My nostrils look asymmetrical six weeks after my nose-job: is this caused by the swelling? (Photo)
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Nostril asymmetry only six weeks post-rhinoplasty may improve as your swelling resolves.
All the best to you.
Asymmetric nostrils at 6 weeks post rhinoplasty.
Asymmetric Nostrils 6 Weeks After Rhinoplasty
It appears that there is asymmetry of your nostrils, but it also appears that they were that way in the pre-op photos. Swellling may be contributing a bit, so you should wait at least a few months before considering any revision. There is alar retraction of your right nostril which can be corrected with grafting. Discuss your concerns with your rhinoplasty surgeon. Good luck and be well.
Michael Persky, MD
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6 weeks edema s/p rhinoplasty
It is understandable that you are a concerned with what you feel to be an unsuccessful rhinoplasty.
Nonetheless, at 6 weeks post surgery swelling is not uncommon and every patient is a little different than the other hence the inability to provide a razor sharp timing on when to anticipate to be edema-free and the end results are established
Unfortunately, with the pictures posted one cannot provide you with a definitive answer that could be medically sound.
My best recommendations at the moment is to be patient, allow nature to take its course and edema subsides extensively before you can make a sound judgement. There is no doubt that once the swelling subsides, more definition and shape will be achieved and you should be happier with the results.
Also, it is important that you keep communicating with your surgeon and work as a team together to achieve the best results possible.
Congratulations on your surgery and please remain positive!
Ali Sajjadian, MD FACS