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Reshaping nose cartilage

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Unlikely: Unless it is immediately after an injury, the cartilage is usually attached to other tissues and unable to be molded.
A female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
It will heal: Nose cartilage does heal on it's own. This is great if your nose is straight but if your nose has been broken then the bones may make the softer carti... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Yes: Like any other tissue, nasal cartilage wil heal on it's own.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Nasal cartilage: If the appearance of your nose bothers you, you can have it evaluated by a board certified surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty.
A member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Cartilage: The damaged cartilage part of the nose would be swollen and deformed. An xray would be needed to see if the bony part of the nose is fractured.
A member asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Usually: Cartilage can be broken, but it will not show in an xray. So long as in good or normal position broken bones and cartilage will heal.
A female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Could be: Could be a fracture of bone or cartilage. If it looks the same, no trouble bleeding or pain, you don't need treatment. If not sure, see an ENT doc.
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Smiling: No, none of that will cause any "damage". Feel free to smile as much as you want. The happiness will spread!
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Perforation: Nasal irritation or onfection will respond to therapy and medicine; however, large perforation may require surgicial correction. Get examined.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Cartilage: Yes a hematoma can calcify. Surgery may be needed for relief.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
Not sinusitis: There are at least 3 reasons for a perforated nasal septum. And sinusitis is definitely not one of them. Previous surgery for a deviated septum, tra... Read More
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