The base view can also demonstrate that the nose was deprojected.
When a nose is brought back closer to the face, the distance from the tip of the
nose back to where the nose attaches to the upper lip decreases, decreasing the
height of this triangular base view.
As the tip comes closer to the face, the nostrils widen out a touch. If
they seem as though they will widen excessively, I use a nostril-narrowing
procedure during the rhinoplasty to keep them from bulging out too far.
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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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