Nasal valve collapse? (Photos)
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Nasal valve collapse
I would recommend seeking out an evaluation with a facial plastic surgeon to determine if this is an isolated nasal valve issue or more likely, associated with a deviated septum. Surgical treatment would depend on the exact structural areas that are causing the issue (i.e. Septoplasty alone vs Septoplasty + nasal valve correction). Good luck!
Hello and thank you for your question. The
best advice you can receive is from an in-person consultation. With that
being said, based on your photographs, you may benefit from an alar batten graft. Make sure you specifically
look at before and after pictures of real patients who have had this
surgery performed by your surgeon and evaluate their results. The
most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I
recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon
who can evaluate you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
Right Nasal collapse
please schedule a consultation with a rhinoplasty surgeon who can examine you and determine the appropriate management for your concerns. It is likely that you have a deviated septum to your right and may need surgical treatment of the nasal valve. Good luck
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