I had a revision rhino and It has been 17 days post op. I'm still noticing that the left side of the base of my nose looks rounder and higher than my right side. There was already this issue before my revision so I'm pretty sure its not swelling that is causing this. Although I am still swelling. It's the groove on my left side that looks more curved and this curve is visible from the front so it looks like my nose has a dent on that side vs. the right. What steps can be taken to correct this?
Can Fillers Be Used to Correct Alar Groove Asymmetry? (photo)
Doctor Answers (3)
Allow time for swelling to begin to settle before considering fillers after revision rhinoplasty
Keep in mind that you are less than 3 weeks postop from revision rhinoplasty and still have swelling present in your nose. Adding another variable such as fillers to the picture will only complicate things. You should wait several months prior to considering any further procedures. You should discuss your concerns with your surgeon during your follow-up visits.
Be patient after rhinoplasty
17 days after rhinoplasty is too early to be concerned about asymmetry. Fillers are not necessary and are risky at this time. Be patient with your nose healing.
Can Fillers Be Used to Correct Alar Groove Asymmetry?
This early after rhinoplasty, it is premature to be concerned about the final result. I would certainly not inject fillers at this early stage.
Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
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