Uneven Nostrils Please Help 2 Months Post Op? (photo)

Can someone please help me I had open rhinoplasty 2 months ago doc used gortex implants I informed my surgeon that my other nostril is still uneven however he told me to wait until 6 months and I can put small cotton ball when I sleep to even it out however its still not working im getting concerned plus my nose looks crooked now

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Uneven Nostrils Please Help 2 Months Post Op?

This early after rhinoplasty, it is premature to be concerned about the final result.   The swelling is going to be very prominent at this early stage.  I would follow with your surgeon.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Asymmetry of the nose two months after rhinoplasty usually resolves with time.

Two months after rhinoplasty especially if there is graft material placed generally is associated with persistent swelling. This should resolve before you make a pronouncement about the appearance of your nose.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Asian rhinoplasty and healing

based on your photos you had an open approach as well as alar base reduction or alarplasty. It is still early and I do think it is probably wise to wait a total of six months before doing anything. You've had multiple incisions at the natural venous and lymphatic outflow for your nose. Steroid injection may also be helpful if this is not been performed yet.

don't be too discouraged yet. Keep close contact with your surgeon.

Chase Lay, MD
Asian facial plastic specialist and double board certified facial plastic surgeon

Chase Lay, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
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