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What Causes Uneven Nostrils?

Uneven or asymmetrical nostrils are a much more common issue than most people realize. They can be a particularly frustrating source of self-consciousness and embarrassment for many patients. Worse yet, they may be associated with a number of functional concerns, some of which can cause discomfort or complicate normal breathing patterns.

Tom Lintner, MD, our board-certified plastic surgeon in Atlanta, has reduced both the appearance of uneven nostrils and the unpleasant physical symptoms that often accompany them in many patients throughout his career. In his experience, uneven nostrils are usually the result of one of these causes:

Fortunately, Dr. Lintner is often able to reduce the appearance of uneven nostrils and similar issues with rhinoplasty. He approaches each rhinoplasty—or revision rhinoplasty—with the goal of addressing the underlying structural causes of asymmetry in order to improve the function and aesthetics of the nose. During the consultation process, he can assess each individual’s nose and develop a customized treatment plan to deliver an optimal result.

For more information about uneven nostrils or the benefits of rhinoplasty, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lintner today.