Why I Cann't Breath from Both Nostrils?

after my nose job,, i couldn't breath from my nose,, but now after a year and 7 months,, i have something strange,, i can breath from only one nostril,, sometimes i find that i breath from left nostril and the right one is totally closed, and other times i breath from right nostril and so the left is totally closed.. i cann't breath from both of them,,,, i think also that the columella is crooked to the left,, is this breathing problem is normal or what,, thanks

Doctor Answers 1

Breathing problems after cosmetic rhinoplasty

Breathing problems after rhinoplasty can occur for many reasons. Common causes include such factors as normal swelling, crusting, stitches, or plastic splints, which are normally temporary and resolve within a few days or weeks. Chronic nasal breathing problems can be due to such factors as a deviated septum, allergies, chronic sinusitis, or nasal valve narrowing.

It's difficult to determine possible causes of breathing difficulty without an office examination. Only after a comprehensive evaluation can a rhinoplasty surgeon help determine appropriate options for you. Best of luck.

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