Can post op swelling of the tip cause the nose to look more deviated than it is?

I had revision work done in march 2016 and as part of it the surgeon shaved a little bit of the lower lateral cartilage. This is evidently swollen compared to the other side. How does this affect deviation.

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Dear andyzworld, Asymmetric post-operative swelling in the tip can give the appearance that the nose is deviated. See your surgeon for an examination and since he/she knows best where you are in the recovery phase and what techniques were used during the procedure can best inform you on your concerns. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

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