Question: I had a nose job in Brampton and I now it’s very early, I’m just two weeks post op, but my nose looked great when the first cast came and now the right nostril’s looking more and more weird each day. It looks completely different from my left nostril and looks more long and narrow. Is this something that will eventually clear up and how long should it take? What are the chances that this asymmetry will be permanent?
Answer: After septorhinoplasty, the nose will continue to change for up to one year. After the cast comes off the healing process begins. It is important to make sure that there are no infections or trauma to the nose during this healing. During the first few weeks, the nose can rapidly change and there may be some asymmetries. At the two week mark it is too early to determine what the final appearance of the nose would be. If after 3 to 6 months the nose continues to look different from what you thought, there may be some need to consider possible revision rhinoplasty. However, at this stage, the best course of action is to carefully observe the nose and see how the nose heals.