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The bones and cartilage in the nose don't actually grow with time, but the cartilages that form the tip of the nose release their grip on the upper regions of the nose and pull down and away with gravity.  That movement lowers the position of the tip, making the nose look longer, and thus bigger.  Changes in the skin can also make a nose appear bigger.

She also had a mild convexity of a hump along the dorsum of her nose.

You can see that the jowl, the droop of skin between her ear and her chin, was pulled tighter.


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Questioner: 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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