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Lumpy Cartilage After Open Rhinoplasty

I had an open Rhinoplasty three months ago, and I now have quite a bit of lumpy cartilage up my nose. Is this normal/part of the healing process? Is... READ MORE

Removing Cartilage from Tip to Make Nose Shorter?

I want to remove cartilage from the tip of my nose to shorten it. How complex is this and what is the recovery and cost for something like this? READ MORE

Thick Nose Skin or Excess Cartilage?

Is there a way to tell if I have thick skin on my nose or if it is cartilage? READ MORE

What's the Cost of Rhinoplasty in Los Angeles?

I would like to augment my nose using my own cartilage and I was wondering if the price is any different than it would be for the more common nose... READ MORE

Can Excessive Cartilage Be Removed Without Breaking the Nose?

The only part of my nose I do not like is how big the tip is and how much larger it appears when I smile. I have wanted to have it fixed for 25 years,... READ MORE

Can Stitches Still be in my Nose 5 Years After Rhinoplasty?

1)I had my nose done 5 years ago by Dr.Gary Friedman in SF.He's now out of business.Since the surgery I have a big bump/growth inside of my left... READ MORE

How Difficult is It to Fix Broken Nose Tip?

4 years ago, I was in an car accident hitting my nose (bottom/tip area) very hard. I didn't think it was broken at the time; the bone felt straight... READ MORE

Is Nose Hump Made of Flexible Cartilage or Bone?

I have a prominent hump on the bridge of my nose. I am aware the cartilage can be formed into different shapes over time, so I have been pressing on... READ MORE

How to Fix a Crooked Nasal Cartilaginous Bridge?

It moves towards the right side of my face more, so if you look at my face one way, it's longer and the other way, shorter. READ MORE

Any Fat in Nose?

Are there any fats in a nose or is it just bone and cartilage? READ MORE

Will Ear Cartilage Regrow in Ear After It is Used in Rhinoplasty?

I heard from some doctors said that ear cartilage will regrow in the original place of where it was taken out. Is this true? If this is the case, then... READ MORE

Excess Cartilage on Only One Side of Nose, Is this a Simple Procedure to Have Done?

Hi, I have what I believe to be excess cartilage on one side of my nose near the tip and it makes it look like I have a crooked nose. It wasn't... READ MORE

Can Your Nose Cartilage Be Broken Even if X-rays Are Negative?

I fell onto my face, and had severe bleeding from the R side of my nose for about 5'. It swelled but there was not much bruising. I had a large... READ MORE

Can Tip Rhinoplasty Correct Asymmetrical Cartilage?

I have an asymmetrical nose, specifically the cartilage of the columella and its upper junction, and would like to have it corrected. The left side... READ MORE

Ear Cartilage Graft for Rhinoplasty

What part of the ear is the graft generally taken from for rhinoplasty? What's to be expected with this type of surgery? READ MORE

Possible Ear Cartilage Warping from Rhinoplasty?

I have an appointment for a tiplasty where the tip of my nose will be lifted. The doctor said he will use an ear cartilage strut to do this but as I... READ MORE

Nostrils Two Different Sizes After Rhinoplasty

I had open rhinoplasty a month ago. My right nostril is half size of my left nostrils. My right profile my nose looks long (which I like) and sits... READ MORE

Possibility of Cartilage Shifting After Repairing Broken Nose?

My nose was broken in 2005 and I'm having it fixed in 2010. What are the chances of the cartilage in my nose shifting back to the side over time... READ MORE

Growth on Side of Nose That Feels Like Cartilage 10 Years Post-Rhinoplasty

I have a rather large growth on the left side of my nose that feels somewhat like cartilage. I had rhinoplasty surgery done 10 years ago and I had... READ MORE

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