Received rhinoplasty ten years ago and one nostril came out bigger than the other. Help! (Photo)
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One nostril margin is concave and the other more convex, resulting in the asymmetry. A tip rhinoplasty to reshape the nostril margin can be done.
Thank you for your question. During an open Rhinoplasty, the incisions are made around the nose and often, across the columella, which is the strip of tissue that separates the two nostrils. This is a more predictable and precise approach that allows for more access to the underlying structure of the nose. I suggest that you move forward and consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Possible benefit always risk
Revision rhinoplasty surgery carries risks always, by any surgeon. However they are minimized in the hands of a revision rhinoplasty specialist; aka a surgeon who does at least 50% revision cases and specializes in rhinoplasty. Asymmetric nostrils can be improved but rarely are made perfectly symmetric again. Know that in advance. If improvement is what you're after then your goals are reasonable in experienced hands.
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Was the doctor who told you to 'live with' your nostril asymmetry an ABPS certified/ASAPS member surgeon or a AAFPRS member surgeon? If not, you should discount his remarks. As I said in your previous post, your asymmetric tip cartilages are to blame for your issues and you can absolutely get better symmetry to your nasal tip and nostrils with a revision rhinoplasty. Best of luck!
Nostril Asymmetry 10 Years after Rhinoplasty
You have asymmetry of your nostrils and your entire tip. The tip cartilage are in different positions, you have a retraction of one nostril rim, you have hanging columella, and your pictures suggest that you may have some deviation of your septum. All of these questions can be answered including the type of anesthesia during a thorough consultation by an expert. There are risks with any operation but they are minimal if the work is done by a revision specialist.
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