Question: I had a cartilage graft placed in the tip of my nose 2 weeks ago. I know this is still early but the swelling seems to be entirely gone except that the left side of the tip now looks thicker than the right. Would the placement of the graft be to blame?
Answer: The 2-week mark after surgery is very early. There are many things that can cause slight asymmetries. There may be slight differences in tissue healing or a graft or some of the scar tissue may have shifted in position. It is important to allow the nose to completely heal before making a final assessment of the cause.