Uneven Nostrils and Rhinoplasty | Dr. Daniel Shapiro
Dr. Dan Shapiro is a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has been practicing cosmetic or aesthetic plastic surgery in the Scottsdale Paradise Valley area since 1992 and all he performs is cosmetic or aesthetic plastic surgery.
Dr. Shapiro enjoys performing rhinoplasties. He himself has undergone a rhinoplasty at the age of 15 and understands the value of a great plastic surgery procedure and how the outcome can positively affect a person’s confidence.
One of the common questions he gets from patients when they come in is they’re looking at their nostrils, and oftentimes they’ll put their heads back and see that their nostrils are asymmetric. They’ll want to know will a rhinoplasty fix my asymmetric nostrils? The answer to the question is yes, but perfection does not exist.
You have to remember that, nostrils are asymmetric for many, many reasons. Oftentimes the nasal bones are wider on one part of the nose than others. Other times, the septum is deviated on one side or the other, both inside the nose and along the edges. Sometimes, people just have asymmetric nostrils based upon the soft tissue.
The beauty of doing rhinoplasties is that everything affects everything else. When he does a rhinoplasty, he’s trying to even out just about everything. He’s trying to make that septum midline, trying to make the nasal bones even and more midline and then lastly, when he goes ahead and tries to fix the nostrils, oftentimes after he does that procedure, the nostrils will be even since he’s done everything else. If they are not, he will make a small incision along the lateral portion of the nostril, and take out a little piece of nostril to make them look more even.
Remember, a lot of times after rhinoplasty, people are quite swollen, and that may make the nostrils appear uneven. The answer to your question in terms of whether or not a rhinoplasty can fix uneven nostrils, the answer is yes, but they’ll never be perfect because they weren’t perfect before.
For more information about finding the right surgeon to perform your rhinoplasty, you can contact us by visiting our site http://www.shapiroplasticsurgery.com/ or contact us using the information below.
Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Klinic
5410 N. Scottsdale Rd. Building F-100
Scottsdale, AZ 85253