Can my Nostril Asymmetry Be Fixed? I Had my Tip Plasty Refined but Nostrils Noticably Different Size?

One year ago I had a slight hump reducton and tip plasty, but I would now like to correct the nostril asymmetry. Would this be easily done? It is bugging me sooooooo much You can see from the picture it literally only needs to be corrected a tiny bit, the nostril asymmetry makes my nose appear 'on the wonk' as some may say!

Doctor Answers 13

Nostril Assymetry

What you are describing sounds like it can most likely be fixed. It's best to visit an expert facial plastic surgeon who can examine you in person to know which procedures will benefit you most. A revision rhinoplasty procedure is very safe when performed by an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nostril Asymmetry Bothering You

Jennie, what you seem to be looking for is a finesse type of revision rhinoplasty that targets just the nostril region. This can likely be done in the hands of an experienced, board certified rhinoplasty expert. 

John M. Hilinski, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nostril asymmetry

When something only needs to be corrected a "tiny bit" it is often best to leave it alone. It's best to have a consultation to review your concerns and see what your options are. 

Michael L. Schwartz, MD
West Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nostril asymmetry can be improved

Nostril asymmetry may result from a number of issues. It can be from actual differences in the shape of the nostril skin. The tip cartilages can be different or scarred differently following surgery. Sometimes its a result of a crooked tip, which is from a crooked bottom of the seputm. Lastly it can be from abnormalities in the bridge between the nostrils called the columella.

I suggest you speak with your surgeon or seek a revision rhinoplasty spcialist to get more definitive answers.

Steven J. Pearlman, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 125 reviews

Nostrils Asymmetric after Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Thank you for the question.

Given that your nostril asymmetry seems to be of significant concern to you, you will be best off seeking consultation with well experienced board certified rhinoplasty surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience helping patients in your situation.  Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work. This in person examination will be much more helpful to you than on line consultants can be.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,488 reviews

Fixing nostril asymmetry

Photos would really be necessary to provide you with the best advice, but nostril symmetry can likely be improved with an additional surgery. I would recommend speaking with your surgeon, as he/she knows the extent of your initial procedure and will be able to provide you with recommendations. I hope this helps, and best of luck!  

Paul S. Nassif, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Nostril asymmetry

Some nsotril asymmetry is normal but without photos and better yet an exam, it is difficult to assess what could be done for you.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Nasal tip asymmetry following a rhinoplasty

There are many problems that can contribute to nasal asymmmetry following a rhinoplasty.  The fix could range from simple to complex.  Your plastic surgeon is in the best position to know the etiology of the problem and solution.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Rhinoplasty San Diego

Of course a photo would be most helpful. Here cab be several causes of nostril asymmetry. If the sizes are different, there is a simple procedure in which a segment is resected from each nostril, called alar wedge resection, for which you may be a candidate. Please send photos, thanks.

Ronald J. Edelson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Nostril Assymetry


Dear Jennieokee, I am sorry to tell you that the photograph you discuss above is not visible on the site. If you would like to send one to my email address below I would be happy to give you further expert opinion. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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