My nostril size differential is subtle but I would like it corrected. Can you correct a nose in which nostrils vary very slightly in size?
Nostrils are normally not symmetric in many patients. In fact most people have differences between both sides of the face. So, I would say that if the difference in your nostrils is very small, it probably something that only you are able to notice. It is probably safe to say that he average person does not notice the small asymmetry. That being said, if this is something that concerns you, it is possible that it can be corrected with small procedure under local anesthesia. Many times, one of the nostrils may be more elevated than the other. In cases like these, the use of a small “rim” graft can be place via a small incision inside the nostril. The graft is used to “pull” down the retracted nostril rim. The recovery for this procedure is approximately two to three days.
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