Six months ago my wife had surgery for a deviated septum and rhinoplasty. The rhinoplasty was to reduce the length of her nose, reduce nose tip, and to remove a bump. She explained to her doctor concern on the bend her nose takes and the asymmetrical nostrils. He continues to insist that this is something that can still self-correct as swelling reduces, but we are skeptical. I'd appreciate opinions on the underlying problem and what kind of revision will be necessary.
Six Months After Septorhinoplasty and Still Have Asymmetrical Nostrils, Could this Still be Swelling at this Point? (photo)
Doctor Answers 2
At this point, this is not attributed to swelling. You will need a revision to re-align the nose and nostrils. However, every nose has mild asymmetry so don't expect perfect symmetry even with a revision.
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