This nasal hump is of slightly more than average size. I had a patient
several years ago who had an extremely large hump removed. When I saw her
three weeks after surgery, she told me that she had reached up to scratch an
itch in the middle of her dorsum, but she missed, and wound up scratching
air, because she positioned her finger where she thought the nose should be to
get at an itch right on the hump. She had to get used to finding her new
nose with her fingers.
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Rhinoplasty gone wrong? Nostrils not even
Help, I had surgery on the 18th of May. Right away I noticed my nostrils were not even. When I went back to my doc the following day after surgury and addressed this with him he said my nostrils were probably uneven before the surgery, which is not the case. What should I do? What do you think ? I am panicking because it is now the 20th and although I know my nose is still swollen I don't believe my nostrils will change. What do you think?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Go back to your doctor again.
Asymmetric swelling can cause visible asymmetries that go away if it's truly only the swelling that's asymmetric.
But you're only a couple days after surgery! Your doctor is the one who knows what happened during surgery, and you're kind of stuck with him for support right now. Call him again for another evaluation/pep talk.
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