Can my Uneven Nostrils Be Fixed? They Look So Bad in Photos and Videos

I have some pretty bad uneven nostrils and i want to know if this can be fixed and if its expensive.

Doctor Answers 8

Correcting nostril asymmetry

It appears from your pictures that you have some nostril and tip asymmetry which can be addressed by an experienced rhinoplastic surgeon. While it is impossible to achieve perfect symmetry, improvement can be expected. I hope this information helps.

Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Depending on your examination, microdroplet Silikon-1000 may be considered for improving the appearance of asymmetrical nostrils

If your right nostril is higher than your left on frontal view, depending on your examination, microdroplet Silicone nasal injections may be considered for lowering the right margin. Silikon-1000 is an off-label filler for permanent results. Thank you. Dr Joseph

Eric M. Joseph, MD
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Uneven nostrils can be fixed

The entire face forms during development from two separate halves. The nose therefore receives one nostril from one side and one from the other. The end result is generally some degree of assymetry from side to side. The nostril assymetry can be softened with surgery.

Brian Maloney, MD, FACS
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Uneven nostrils

Yes the problem can be improved even if not made perfect. Most serious nostril assymetries need to be corrected with a combination of cartilage grafts ( usually for the ear ) and subtle skin repositioning. It can be a tricky proposition to correct these assymetries as there are a lot of curves involved and structural elements. However if a surgeon has experience he may be able to get you a worthwhile result

Richard Galitz, MD, FACS
Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nostril Asymmetry

Yes, you do have nostril and tip asymmetry which can be improved. Although perfect symmetry is very rarely achieved, I encourage you to consult with rhinoplasty surgeons to discuss alternatives and establish expectations. Costs will vary, depending on your location and the surgeon selected. 

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nostril asymmetry

Nostril asymmetry is common. They can be adjusted a bit if they are significantly different but will never be exactly the same.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Can my Uneven Nostrils Be Fixed? They Look So Bad in Photos and Videos

YES! even under local anesthesia this can be done. Seek in person opinions from 3 boarded surgeons in your area of Texas. From MIAMI Dr. Darryl J. Blinski, 305 598 0091

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Repair of Uneven Nostrils

Hi Tex,

Your nostril can be improved, they may not be perfectly symmetrical.  Expensive is a relative term, but yes, the fee for the surgery is costly unless you choose to go to a university teaching center where you may be treated at minimal cost.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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