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!

I have heard depression can happen after surgery. Give it some time. It may look really strange because its different. give yourself time to adjust to your new look too! Chin up!

I'm sorry you're having a hard time adjusting to your new nose. It can be difficult in the beginning. I truly hope you're able to find peace with your new nose and that as the swelling subsides more you become more happy. Please keep us posted!


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.
Just a question. Did you only get nostril narrowing? Did yiu get a bridge or tip procedure done?
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