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Can rhinoplasty correct asymmetric nostrils? Los Angeles Rhinoplasty Surgeon



Can rhinoplasty correct asymmetric nostrils?


A rhinoplasty procedure can address many different parts of the nose, including the nasal tip and the nostrils.  From a inferior view, the nostrils can appear crooked or asymmetric, leading to a poor cosmetic result and rarely, a nasal obstruction that affects the ability to breath.  The nostrils are the external openings into the nasal valves and can be obstructed by pieces of cartilage that block the normal passage of air.  The patients who undergo rhinoplasty or septorhinoplasty procedure should first undergo a consultation with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a board certified plastic surgeon, to identify nostril asymmetry and obstruction of the external nasal opening from previous surgery or trauma.  If the nostrils are obstructed or if there is scar tissue related to the nostrils, there may be obstruction and nostril asymmetry.


Dr. Karamanoukian can first evaluate these conditions and determine whether nostril surgery is recommended during your rhinoplasty in order to correct nostril asymmetry and improve the overall contour of the nose.  Cosmetic rhinoplasty and medical rhinoplasty both can correct the nostril asymmetry.  If you have questions about nostril asymmetry or revision rhinoplasty, please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery office at 310-998-5533.  Nostrils, asymmetry, uneven nasal tip.

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