Why are my nostrils different sizes? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 5
Nasal septal deformity can cause nostril asymmetry
Often a septoplasty can correct this problem.
Very few noses are perfectly symmetric. In fact 85% of people have significant facial asymmetry. Most of us have different eyes and cheeks and ears and jaw lines and even hands and feet from left to the right side. Perfect symmetry is rare.
What you are seeing could be a combination of the caudal septum (google it) pushing to the right side &/or your right lower lateral cartilage (google it) being a different shape than the left side.
Also, your nose at 6, 16 and 60 is not going to be the same. The entire face and body go through changes and these changes could have been unrelated to you "pushing" on your bridge. But stop pushing on your bridge please. You could have caused your septum to buckle if you were pushing on the lower end of the bridge.
A deviated septum means that the wall in the middle of your nose is tilted. This can cause uneven nostrils and breathing difficulties. I do not believe that you caused this. To fix a deviated septum tiny incisions inside the nose (no external cuts or scars) to access the deviated portions of septal cartilage and bone. We then removes or straightens these deviated portions in order to rebuild a completely straight septum for 100% patient nasal cavities for enhanced breathing for life.
All the best,
Deepak Dugar, MD
Scarless Rhinoplasty Expert
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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