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A 50-year-old member asked:

supposing you keep pushing on the tip of your nose really hard. will the cartilage break and will the tip be lifted a little?

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Dr. Carol Stauffer-munekata
Family Medicine 36 years experience
NO - STOP!: If you are thinking of trying do-it-yourself Plastic Surgery on your nose, I strongly advise against it! Your current idea is much more likely to cause bleeding, pain, swelling, and deformity at the end or bridge of your nose, not the lift you are hoping for. Plastic Surgeons spend close to 20 years in college, medical school and residency training - don't ruin your face and spend $$ to fix it.

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Can constant pressure on the cartilage of one's nose over a extended period of time alter its shape permanently?

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Not feasible option: It might be possible, but probably not in a desirable fashion. Downward pressure on the nasal tip might eventually drop the height of the nasal tip, but that would take a very long time & come at the cost of septal deviation and nasal airway obstruction. In order to reshape the nose, rhinoplasty is usually the answer. Sometimes "injection" rhinoplasty is possible. Seek a qualified surgeon.
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Does nose (cartilage) heal on its own?

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