I want the cartilage grafts from my ears and cranial removed from my nose. Will my nose go back to its original shape?
If the only changes made to the nose involved the addition of cartilage grafts, the nose should return to a form very similar to its original. This return may take many months for the swelling to resolve.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Lois Angeles, CA
It is hard to predict how the nose will respond when the grafts will be removed. The tissues will stay swollen for a long time.