Sunday, May 6, 2018

Nostrils asymmetric after rhinoplasty

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients want to know if their assymetric nostrils will be identical after surgery. Assymetric nostrils could be due to a deviated septum, trauma, cartilage malposition, or a cleft lip. During rhinoplasty, all the incisions are made around the nostrils and an incision will contract to form a scar. As these incisions contract, the may cause minor asymmetries in the nostrils. That is why as a surgeon, it is sometimes difficult to take very asymmetric nostrils and make them perfectly symmetric.

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