8 weeks post op and my right nostril flares out. Is My Nostril Look Complete Opposite from Each Other?
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Nostril Shape Early After Rhinoplasty
Every patient will have some degree of asymmetry with regard to the nostrils. Swelling early can be a factor. Sometimes there can be hardening or tethering from the scar that can distort the nostril. Just talk with your surgeon and give it some time. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
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Nostrils Look Different
You are extremely early post surgery and can expect things to continue settling in the months to come. Most people have asymmetric nostrils to begin with. Being that said, down the road if you are still unhappy just talk to your surgeon. Sometimes cartilage grafts or partial excision of tissue can help with symmetry. I use cartilage grafts very often in the nostril for shaping.
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