Question: I had tip work performed several months ago. Is it normal for the cartilage in the tip to feel very hard at this time?
Answer: Yes, it is not unusual at all for the tip of the nose to feel very hard a few months after a rhinoplasty procedure. I will often inject a small amount of steroid into the tip of the nose if someone is out 2 to 3 months from surgery and still has extreme firmness to it, as this will soften things up and allow some of the swelling to subside faster. Gentle massage also helps with this condition as well.