Is my nose still swollen on one side or will this crookedness stay on my nose?
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Rhinoplasty to straighten the nose
noses are never 100% straight like a constructed, engineered structure. They are living tissue with subtle deviations. We work diligently to gain perfection but can never give 100% by a ruler. When it comes to a crooked nose, the underlying structure is straighten and symmetry restored but based on the degree of preop twisting, the skin and soft tissues can work against you in the healing phase. A nose brought back to the midline can always be drawn back toward the deviation to some degree under the influence of the skin. The greater the preop deviation the greater the difficulty in maintaining straightening afterwards. It's great to hear you have had big improvements which in itself make your efforts and cost worth it thus far. If you are early postop, nasal exercises can help. If more than a month out, I would plan to wait at least one year to see how things heal. The. You can be reassessed to see if any minor revision is needed or worth it.