Changing Nose Tip by Manipulating the Cartilage by Hand?

In other words, when I became self-conscious about my nose, I began using my fingers to manipulate it and try to shape it the way I would like it and it caused my nose to be more hawk-like in appearance at the end.

Doctor Answers (2)

Don't blame yourself. You can't change cartilage this way.


Short of breaking your nasal bones by hand (a hard task to do and a painful one), there's really no way that you can cause a change such as you describe. Cartilage cannot be manipulated manually to produce any meaningful or lasting shape change.

If you're concerned about your nasal appearance, speak to a surgeon well-trained and experienced in rhinoplasty.

All the best,


Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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You would have to be very, very aggressive with your hand manipulation in order to make a visible change. It is highly unlikely but anything is possible.



Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACS
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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