After rhinoplasty how long should the tip of your nose remain hard?
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Probably will remain firm
Modern rhinoplasty = firm noses forever
Modern rhinoplasty with structural grafting performed open does tend to leave the nose firmer forever - there is some softening long term but it is always harder and this is a good thing and prevents warping or loss of position long term - I find once patients are told this before surgery they know what to expect and it is never an issue and the firmness makes it more likely they are going to have a great nose for life !
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Tip firmness after after rhinoplasty
You had your surgery two years ago so any remaining swelling contributing to firmness will be gone. However, it is likely you have had graft material placed. This could be in the form of a cartilage graft at the columella to provide support, a carved or crushed cartilage graft placed on the tip, or something placed along the dorsum such as bone, cartilage, or even an allograft. I would imagine at this point what you have is what you will get. You can always discuss your concerns with your surgeon to determine exactly what was placed. The grafts can be removed to soften the nose but this may adversely affect your cosmetic outcome. Again, this should be discussed with your surgeon.
I hope this helps and good luck.
Hard nose after surgery
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