What procedure would I need to make my nostrils symmetrical, and how much would it cost? (Photo)
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What procedure would I need to make my nostrils symmetrical, and how much would it cost?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA.....................
Body dysmorphic disorder
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You do not need surgery of any type right now. Possible #BDD
You do not need any surgery right now. While I understand your frustrations with inability to breath, you should not be using Afrin as it causes even a more severe "rebound obstruction" called (Rhinitis Medicamentosa) which is very hard to treat.
More importantly though, the reason I say you do not need surgery is your concern that your nose is "ruining your life and ruining your chances of online dating." Whenever anyone thinks that a nose is ruining their life you have to question whether they suffer from BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder) which is an actual medical condition and requires treatment and therapy but not elective cosmetic surgery. I agree with Dr. Sundin that your asymmetric nostrils are not that bad to require treatment of any sort period but I do not agree with the rest of his statement or the fact that he did not pick up on the signs of BDD. Please do not get a rhinoplasty for now. Maybe in the future but please look into the possibility of BDD or SIMON disorder and get the proper therapy. I hope you do not take this a personal insult but as a genuine concern for your well being. I wish you luck