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Nose Tip is Like a Ball with Its Center Red After 4 Weeks. Will the Redness Go Away? If So, When? (photo)

My surgeon rebuilt just my tip of nose using ear cartilage 4 weeks ago. Two concerns: 1. The center of the nose tip is red. My doctor says it is... READ MORE

Ear Cartilage or Rib Graft for Rhinoplasty?

I had a nose infection before so using a silicone implant was strongly not recommended. One of the surgeons I saw said that rib grafts will warp over... READ MORE

Hard Bump Protruding at the Tip of Nose 2 Years After Rhinoplasty? (photo)

I have a hard bump (size of a pimple but not a pimple) protruding at the tip of the nose 2 years after rhinoplasty. Feels like a bone/cartilage but my... READ MORE

Is It Normal to Have Bruising and Throbbing After a Ear Cartilage Harvest Used for Rhinoplasty? (photo)

I had rhinoplasty done 6 days ago and they required cartilage from my right ear. I have yellow and blue bruises forming behind my ear as well as a few... READ MORE

7.5 Weeks After Ear Cartilage Augment Rhynoplasty? (photo)

I have had my nose tip added with ear cartilage 7.5 weeks ago, and i am worried about the outcome. the tip is full and round and hard, while both... READ MORE

Cartilage Behind Ear Vs. Inside Ear?

I am going to have a revision in the next month and I saw 3 surgeons. I need to have cartilage added to the side of my nose from the supratip all the... READ MORE

How Will Nose Tip Look After Ear Cartilige is Removed?

Im an Asian female who had primary surgery with goretex and ear cartilige for tip. I was unhappy with the result and recently got the gortex implant... READ MORE

Is it normal that my nose bridge is movable?

I had a rhinoplasty done three months ago, in which silicone was used to raise the bridge and ear cartilage was used to raise the tip. I've noticed... READ MORE

Why Do I Have Redness One Month Post-op Rhinoplasty? (photo)

I had a rhinoplasty month ago. I had a dorsal augmentation using my ear cartilage and I still get redness and swelling which is mainly in the bottom... READ MORE

Bump on Tip & Dent After Cartilage Graft for Droopy Nose, What To Do? (photo)

I'm almost 2 weeks PO. I had surgery abroad for droopy tip & tip refinement. I was informed that ear cartilage would be used as my tip had no... READ MORE

Is This Normal Swelling and Bruising from Ear Cartilage Harvest 5 Days Post Op?

I have extensive bruising and swelling around ear posterior ear cartilage incision site. When I an late taking pain killer it really is quite bad!... READ MORE

Ear Cartilage Use As a Spreader Grafts?

Questions specifically regarding ear cartilage used as spreader grafts. I have read some doctors say that ear cartilage does not make a good spreader... READ MORE

Can Ear Cartilage Grafts Extrude (From Nose)?

I read that extrusion of ear cartilage grafts (when used in rhinoplasty) can happen, although it is rare.Have you seen such cases?And what has to be... READ MORE

4 Weeks After Tip Surgery Via Ear Cartilage Transplant. Depressed? (photo)

Hi, it has been exactly 4 weeks since i had my tip refinement via ear cartilage transplant (open rhynoplasty). i am okay with the profile of my nose,... READ MORE

Is It Itchy After the Removal of my Cartilage in my Ears?

I had an open Rhinoplasty 2 days ago Oct 19, 2012 its Oct 21 today my surgeon harvested the cartilage in my ears to use as my bridge for the... READ MORE

Is Using Ear Cartilage Cheaper Than Rib in an Alar Graft?

I am looking to have Alar graft into my nose to lower rims. Using ear cartilage. But i need to know. In defintion is alar graft ear cartilage less... READ MORE

Can the Ear Cartilage Be Removed After 6 Years?

Can the ear cartilage be removed after 6 years?. I have had breathing problems since this revision was done, the rest of the doctors work was great,... READ MORE

Possible Causes of Nose Tip (Ear Cartilage) and Columnella (Septum Cartilage) Cartilage Graft Malposition and Buckling?

I have many problems with my nose and many questions about repair. I asked about the possibility of cartilage graft absorption and migration with... READ MORE

Ear Graft Rhinoplasty?

Hi, my daughter had a complex ear graft rhinoplasty. It's the day after the surgery, and the ear that was used is very bruised, swollen and larger... READ MORE

I had a nose aug in South Korea 2 years ago. I can see the silicone shining through. Should it be removed?

I got shocked this morning as I can see through the silicone in my nose under sunlight. Should the silicone need to be removed? Is there any chance... READ MORE

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