I had undergone open rhinoplasty(including alar base reduction) about 3.5 months back and the nostril size and the two openings of the nose are uneven in size. Is it too soon to expect it to be even or should revision be considered. Are there any other alternatives as the rhinoplasty is good, just that the nostrils size and hence the openings are uneven. Thanks, Texas
Uneven Nostril Opening Size
Doctor Answers (4)
You're only 3.5 months after rhinoplasty; the tip will continue to improve over the next 6-9 months. Nostril asymmetry should be evaluated at that time; remember perfect symmetry is not necessary, nor a reasonable goal.
Uneven Nostrils After Rhinoplasty
If your nostrils are still asymmetric at 6 to 12 months after your rhinoplasty, then just the nostrils and alar may be revised. Depending on what your problem is, it can usually be done in the office with local anesthesia. Discuss this with your rhinoplasty surgeon. Good luck and be well.
After Rhinoplasty, nostrils uneven
The healing period for noses is quite long compared to other areas. I would not consider any revisional surgery for at least 9-12 months to allow swelling and contraction to decrease. Make sure the asymmetry wasn't't there before the surgery, as it can sometimes be the way your nose is built. You should always bring up these questions with your operating surgeon. Best regards. Dr D.
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