Uneven Nostrils After Rhinoplasty (Photo)
Doctor Answers (5)
It is to early to evaluate your result. That being said I do agree there is significant nostril asymmetry. As swelling settles over months things will change hopefully for the better. In some situations nostril asymmetry does occur from primary rhinoplasty. This often can be touched up with a secondary procedure if needed.
Alar Rim Graft
I would say that ultimately you will need an alar rim graft to correct this asymmetry. I dont think any stitching will suffice. You should wait 2 to 3 months before doing anything but I dont think anything will change.
Asymmetric nostrils immediately after rhinoplasty
It's hard to say whether your nostrils will become more symmetric over time. Often as the swelling resolves there can be quite a bit of change, though.
Continue to follow up with your surgeon so that he can assess your progress.
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