I have recently noticed that my left nostril is longer than my right one, should I do an rhinoplasty? (Photo)
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Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
I have recently noticed that my left nostril is longer than my right one, should I do an rhinoplasty?
There are different kinds of rhinoplasty operations however we can divide them as the one that requires bone excision and the one that does not need bone excision. The main fact that we classify the rhinoplasty operations like that is that the results and postoperative period is associated closely with this fact. In the operations like “nasal tip correction”, “simple rhinoplasty” there is no need for a bone excision however these minor operations cannot be beneficial for everyone. The operation type is need to be determined by the surgeon according to needs of the patient. In these minor operations the rhinoplasty is performed with closed method. The bone and the cartilage tissues are not involved in the surgery directly. Small nasal bumps can be removed in these operations.
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Best of luck in your endeavors!
Sincerely, James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
Nostril asymmetry ?
Rhinoplasty post op, some advices:
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.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Rhinoplasty for tip asymmetry
To have surgery or not is purely a personal decision. A valid reason for surgery would be if the asymmetry is causing you concern (aesthetic) or is causing nasal airway compromise. Consult a facial plastic surgeon who specialises in rhinoplasty to get a better idea of the problem. Hope this is helpful
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