An exam would be necessary to determine if this is cartilaginous in nature.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
If it is scar tissue (and it looks like it), steroid injections can be helpful. Usually more than one is required. They should not be done too frequently as they can lead to atrophy. Nevertheless, it is often very effective. Be sure the firmness is not underlying cartilage. If it's scar tissue, it is likely to be adherent to the overlying skin. If it's cartilage, the skin will likely move over it.
I proper diagnosis needs to be made. Is it scar tissue or firm cartilage. If it is thick firm cartilage, surgery may be needed. If it is truly scar tissue, then a cortisone injection can be used, but be very careful of the amount (volume + concentration) injected as he can lead to more problems
Ask your surgeon
This is your tip cartilage and not "scar tissue". No steroid injections!! This will make it worse.