My nose looks straight but when the sun or a light beams on my nose the glare is crooked. Is it becoming crooked again?

My nose looks straight but when the sun or a light beams on my nose the glare is crooked, I had surgery a month ago and my nose was very crooked then, could this mean it is becoming crooked again or what?

Doctor Answers 3

Nasal appearance

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There is alwasy going to be some irregularity in the nose before and after surgery. If the nose looks better that is great.


New York Plastic Surgeon
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Shadowing can make a straight nose looks crooked after rhinoplasty.

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I don't think you have anything to worry about but it would be useful if you supplied a photograph of the situation you're describing.

Just swelling usually

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Because it looks straight in general, looking crooked in certain situations so soon after surgery is usually related to post op swelling. It can take a full year for all of the swelling to come down.  I think it should heal very well.  Just give it some time.   

Samir Undavia, MD
Princeton Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

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