Is The Stiffness In My Nose After Rhinoplasty Normal?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi, my question is I have had an rhinoplasty it has been 9 months , my nose was quit crooked and I had breathing issues , I went Turkey to get it done , and basically my nose has changed quite abit. The concern I have is the tip of my nose is a bit high still and is very stiff is very uncomfortable feeling , I would like to know if it is normal after 10 months?

A: Without knowing the details of what was done in your rhinoplasty I can not say what is or is not normal. (what cartilage grafting was done and from where) But with a visible scar down the center of your nose I suspect cartiage grafting was done which accounts for both the high and very stiff tip which would be normal when more structural support is added.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana