Why are my nostrils uneven? What is causing the tip of my nose to point to one side and look asymmetric? (photos)

I had a septorhinoplasty 3 months ago today. I had a very deviated septum previously. I also had a lump on one side of my nose caused by an injury to the face. The straightness of my nose is improved however I still feel it curves to one side slightly, causing one of my nostrils to be larger than the other. What is causing this asymmetry? I have seen my surgeon for follow up and he says my septum is still straight. Is there a revision procedure I can have to make the tip more symmetric?

Doctor Answers (1)

Why are my nostrils uneven? What is causing the tip of my nose to point to one side and look asymmetric?

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I would consult with your surgeon, but you appear to have a major improvement.  It is always difficult to assess the final result so early in the healing process.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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