She has a prominent bifidity in her columella. "Bifidity"
means that you can see a dent between the two cartilages that make up the
columella. It's not such an uncommon finding. She probably had it
before her first operation, and it simply wasn't corrected during that first
In this view, you can see more of her nostrils in the before picture.
The nose was tilted up too much, and I attempted to lengthen it during the
revision. A longer nose shows less nostril from the frontal view.
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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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