Upturned Nose and Nostril Asymmetry During Rhino Healing - Beverly Hills, CA

Hi all. I had minor rhino (2 hr procedure) about...

Hi all. I had minor rhino (2 hr procedure) about 20 days ago. My only request was to narrow the width. Unfortunately my nose seems a little shorter and the tip is rotated upward. Initially, I looked like Miss Piggy right after the procedure, but I knew it was due to the swelling. To top it off, I had a sinus infection. So I was feeling REAL good.

Anyhow, good news is the swelling has gone down so my nose tip is straighter. It is still rotated upward more than I would like and appears shorter in length. I am missing my old nose--it was more exotic looking, even though it was wider than I would have liked. After looking at pics before my surgery i started crying because I regret my decision. Another issue I am dealing with is symmetry of the nostrils. They are not completely even.

My Dr is supposed to be among the best in Asian rhino. Perhaps I just need to be more patient. Sigh- i didn't realize this would be such an emotional process and am also regretting that I had to mess with what God and my lovely parents gave me. I hope this story ends well!

Hello, things are improving slowly and my nose tip...

Hello, things are improving slowly and my nose tip is not so rotated upward. I am so relieved! My nostrils are still asymmetrical however, but I am hopeful that this will change with time. My nose is still sore when I laugh or bite into things like sandwiches, but to me this is a sign that I am still healing and have to just be patient. My surgeon is actually a very responsive and nice person. I have great trust that this story will end well and I will be happy with the results.

I went back a couple months ago for a revision as...

I went back a couple months ago for a revision as there was still some nostril asymmetry. I am happy that this last revision resolved the asymmetry. My big lesson from all of this is: if your nose isn't perfect but isn't too bad to begin with, don't try to make it perfect.

It is more than a year later and I had gone back...

It is more than a year later and I had gone back to the same surgeon for a minor revision to the surgery due to asymmetry in the nostrils (back in September 2012). The tip rotated back down as the swelling subsided, thankfully. It projects a little higher than it used to but that's ok. It took me some time to adjust to this, I wasn't completely in love with the outcome initially, but I have actually grown to like it.
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