Is nostril asymmetry normal a month after surgery and what are the options if it won't go away? (photos)
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You have a very attractive nose, before and after. An open rhinoplasty notoriously has edema (swelling) for a long time. If you look at your pre-op photos you will find a little nostril asymmetry. Give it six months. Remember, when you revise a minimal issue three things can happen; it looks better, it remains the same, or it looks worse. Take care.
All the best,
Talmage Raine MD
Is nostril asymmetry normal a month after surgery and what are the options if it won't go away?
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Tip and dorsal asymmetries are very common and usually expected after rhinoplasty. This is because swelling after surgery resolves in an asymmetric fashion. One month after surgery is too early to address results as there is still significant swelling. I encourage you to return to your surgeon for reassurance regarding this issue.
Post Rhinoplasty Concerns
1 month post op, some advices:
It's too early to make value judgments with only 1 month after a rhinoplasty.
Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity.
In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months.
To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you.
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