Unrelated to the other changes we discussed with his nose, he had a crooked
septum that was obstructing his breathing. The base view confirms that the
septum was straightened during surgery.
You can also get a small hint of the nose's deprojection from this
view. Although the photos were taken at slightly different angles, the
nose, having been deprojected during surgery, is shorter when measured from
the tip back to the upper lip. The tip is a little wider and less
tented out, and the nostrils are wider and less stretched in the
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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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