My nose tip has been swollen for nine months now and Im sure its between the lower lateral cartilages as these goes to the side when I press my nose tip. The area is really hard too. Ive been told its an infection from the material in my nose, which is a a thread (I'm not sure what its called). I have had an open rhinoplasty 1 year and 5 months ago. My question is through which procedures can this issue be addressed, and is there a possibility it would change the looks of my nose? Thanks a lot!