Nobody goes into a rhinoplasty procedure thinking that they’ll need another one soon after. But some patients experience uneven nostrils after rhinoplasty and think they need revision rhinoplasty right away.
This is typically not the right answer. Your nose requires a lot of time to fully heal. Swelling can cause your nostrils to look uneven when they will soon look just fine. Let’s take a deeper dive into this issue so that you have a good idea about what you should do if you’re experiencing uneven nostril sizes.
Why Do I Have Uneven Nostrils After Rhinoplasty?
If you see that your nostrils appear to be uneven right after rhinoplasty, don’t book the next available revision rhinoplasty timeslot. It’s normal to have uneven nostrils right after surgery. A variety of factors may be causing your nostrils to look uneven for a short period of time, including swelling, the formation of scar tissue, splints, and taping. Once the nose fully heals, many see that their nostrils return to a more symmetric size.
If your nostrils continue to be asymmetric after six to eight weeks, you may want to speak to your surgeon about their uneven size. But remember that it can take up to two years for your nose to fully heal after rhinoplasty.
How to Fix Permanently Uneven Nostrils
If your uneven nostril issues continue to persist after your nose is fully healed, you may then want to consider revision rhinoplasty. Make sure to speak with a cosmetic professional to see if you need revision rhinoplasty.
Most people naturally have uneven nostrils before their first rhinoplasty. A reshaped nose can sometimes make the asymmetry of your nostrils more obvious.
An experienced rhinoplasty surgeon, like Dr. Dayan, will recognize this during your first rhinoplasty and discuss your nostril size with you before surgery.
Since rhinoplasty is an incredibly advanced procedure, you should always see a rhinoplasty specialist when reshaping your nose. Otherwise, you could end up with issues such as uneven nostrils. The same goes for revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Dayan has undergone highly experienced training, perfected expert techniques and has a deep understanding and appreciation of the nose’s delicate intricacies.
If you have uneven nostrils thanks to a previous rhinoplasty, Dr. Dayan is a great option for revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Dayan and his team know how emotional a revision rhinoplasty can be. He works with you to ensure he has a deep understanding of your goals and discusses any concerns you might have. This way, he ensures that you have a happy and healthy outcome, unlike your first rhinoplasty experience.
Want to know what is causing your nostrils to be uneven? Feel free to schedule an appointment at Dr. Dayan’s office today! We’ll be able to let you know if your uneven nostrils are temporary or permanent problem, and provide you with a solution to make your nostrils even again.