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Uneven Nostrils After Rhinoplasty: What You Need to Know

You might be here because you are considering rhinoplasty, and want to learn about the potential consequences of the surgery or you have already had the nose job and now have uneven nostrils.

Asymmetrical nostrils are a common complication after the procedure. This can be a result of tissue manipulation during the surgery, or swelling that occurs afterwards.

In this blog post, we will discuss what causes uneven nostrils after nose surgery, and how you can deal with the issue if it arises.

What causes uneven nostrils after nose surgery?

The most common cause of uneven nostrils after rhinoplasty is swelling. When tissue is manipulated or removed, it can lead to asymmetry in the healing process. This swelling can last for weeks, or even months in some cases.

In addition to swelling, scarring can also contribute to uneven nostrils after surgery. If the surgeon is not careful, or if the patient experiences excessive swelling, scars can form that lead to an uneven appearance.

Finally, nerve damage is also a potential cause of asymmetrical nostrils after surgery. This is a rare complication, but it can occur if the surgeon damages nerves during the procedure.

Can I do something to avoid this complication?

If you are considering rhinoplasty, and have concerns about uneven nostrils as a potential outcome of the procedure, it is important to work with an experienced surgeon who can help minimise risk.

The best way to avoid surgery complications is by choosing someone who knows what they are doing. In addition, if you experience swelling after surgery, it is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully.

This will help reduce the chances of uneven nostrils as a result of swelling.

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Can uneven nostrils be fixed?

If you do experience asymmetry after surgery, there are a few things that you can do to help improve the appearance of your nose.

One option is filler injections. In some cases, injecteable fillers can help reduce the appearance of asymmetry in the nose. This is a quick, and non-surgical option that can help minimise uneven tissue while you wait for swelling to subside.

Another option is revision surgery. If your nostrils are too far apart after rhinoplasty, this may require additional surgery with a specialist to fix the issue.

This is generally a last resort because it will require more downtime and additional expense. However, it can be a good option if you are concerned about your appearance after surgery or experiencing pain as a result of asymmetrical nostrils.

FAQ

Why are my nostrils 2 different sizes?

If you currently have nostrils that are not the same size or shape, don’t worry. It is a very common scenario, many people have asymmetrical nostrils.

The shape of the alar cartilages or a deviation of the nasal septum can result in uneven nostrils. 

Both anterior and posterior bending of the cartilages can result from problems with the septum (medial or lateral).

How much does it cost to fix uneven nostrils?

If you have not had any nose surgery before, our primary rhinoplasty package covers resizing and reshaping your nostrils as well as any other corrective procedure you might need in order to achieve your preferred look.

The all-inclusive package price for the procedure is currently £6950.

If you need a revision procedure because you are unhappy with the results of earlier rhinoplasty surgery, you can expect the price to be between £6950 and £7450.

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