Question: I had tip work performed several months ago. Is it normal for the cartilage of the tip to feel very hard at this time?
Answer: Frequently a great deal of work is done to try to improve the nasal tip during rhinoplasty. In the initial period after the surgery the tip may be very firm as the tissues are remodeling. This can be normal. As time passes, the swelling and firmness should improve and the nose will take on its final appearance.