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Dr. Gregory Surfield
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Unlikely: Unless it is immediately after an injury, the cartilage is usually attached to other tissues and unable to be molded.
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
17 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Like any other tissue, nasal cartilage wil heal on it's own.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
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.
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
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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.
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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: I do not think a wide smile could do anything to alter the structure of the nasal cartilage or or nasal bones.
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A female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
30 years experience Family Medicine
Smiling: No, none of that will cause any "damage". Feel free to smile as much as you want. The happiness will spread!
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Perforation: Nasal irritation or onfection will respond to therapy and medicine; however, large perforation may require surgicial correction. Get examined.

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