Have I been botched? (Photo)

I had a primary rhinoplasty with cartilage graft eight months ago and my nostrils are uneven. I never had this problem before. I had mentioned it to my surgeon but he said he couldn't remember what my nose looked like before and it takes time to heal after a major operation in the middle of my face.

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Revision rhinoplasty

Dear lucybiglips:

      Thank you for your question and photos. You have a slight asymmetry and have not been "botched". You have a  collapsed right ala which will require grafting to make it symmetrical with the other side.  Were photos taken before surgery by your surgeon  ? Do you remember any asymmetry pre op ? This may be a pre-existing condition. Please communicate your concerns with your surgeon and bring old photos if they demonstrate nostril symmetry. This can be revised after you reach your one year post-operative mark if need be. Please see a board certified plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon with rhinoplasty experience if revision is needed. The Rhinoplasty Society is a good place to start. Good luck and I hope this helps!

Collapsed right nostril after rhinoplasty?

I need to see a better set of photos as described on my website and those of others. You have a  collapsed right ala which will require grafting to make it symmetrical with the other side. The photos will determine whether you have any septal deviation as well which can be corrected also. See a very experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeon who has many pictures of complex revisions on his website. 

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Collapse right nostril

You have a slight asymmetry and have not been "botched". Were photos taken before surgery by your surgeon  ? Do you remember any asymmetry pre op ? Look at old pictures of yourself and this may help  - the right nostril may need a small support graft to correct but if everything else has gone well this should be a minor issue

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