I had a meaty nose, esp below the bridge and had difficulty in breathing because of distortion in the nasal septum (although it was not visible). I had rhinoseptoplasty 4 weeks ago. The tip is still too round.. Moreover, nostrils are obviously asymmetric, right nostril is higher than the left one. My surgeon says that all these are because of swelling and asymmetry will not be visible when swelling resolves. Still I am afraid, what if it won't?.. How long do I have to live with it?..
Nose is Still Meaty and Nostrils Are Obviously Asymmetric After Rhinoplasty?
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Meaty Nose with Asymmetric Nostrils
Is is difficult to evaluate you nose just one month after surgery, especially in a patient with thick skin. The swelling may also cause the nostril asymmetry you describe. Be patient for the next 9-12 months and continue to talk to your surgeon.
At 4 weeks after surgery, your nose will be very swollen. There may be asymmetric swelling and you have to give it time to settle down.
Rhinoplasty and asymmetry
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If nose does not look good one month after rhinoplasty, you will not be happy.
Of course do not do anything for six months, but it sounds like eventually you will need a revision. See two other plastic surgeons.
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