Asymmetry following a rhinoplasty
Published on by Batniji Facial Plastic Surgery
I’m Hispanic. I had a nose job 7 weeks ago. One side of my nose is much thicker than the other making it look very uneven. I’ve been told that Hispanics have very thick skin. Is this to blame or is it swelling? What are the chances that the symmetry will improve?
I recommend you consult with your original surgeon. Since you had surgery 7 weeks ago, you still have swelling of the tissues. Swelling may be asymmetric. As the swelling resolves, the asymmetry may resolve. There are several options to help minimize the swelling, such as injection of steorid and taping of the nose; however, time is one of the most important factors in the resolution of swelling.