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How do you tell if you have collapsed cartilage?

How do you tell if you have collapsed cartilage?

Postby luckycharm327 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:59 pm

After reading some other posts about dents and things I am wondering if some of my nose has collapsed or not. But I don't know much about the subject.

How can you tell? I would love to see pictures of this if anyone is willing to share with me.
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Postby shadedtone » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:43 pm

you can tell cuz the area of the collapsed part is just skin stuck to your bone... there is no cartilage there at all... and your nostril is pushed in more and if you put your finger up your nose you feel it pushed on to your finger.. instead of going in with ease...
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Postby retrovertigo33 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:48 pm

I noticed when my nose started to change shape. It happened very slowly though and I thought I was going crazy!

That is, it started to go crooked and boney. And like what shadedtone said, my right nostril was slanting to the left and looked at a very odd angle. It was also very narrow due to collapse. I also developed pain in the mid third of my nose which would radiate up and give me headaches.

It all happened over the course of 3 years or so and I have just had it fixed with grafts so it won't happen again :)

If you are concerned, I would go and see the ps because if there is a collapse it's better to get it fixed before it gets worse. You are probably fine and just getting paranoid after reading all the posts on here though! :o Well, I hope for your sake anyway.
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Postby athenababy » Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:50 pm

I honestly do not know if a lot of the cases described here are cartilage collapses. I have cartilage collapse and I can SEE MY CARITLAGE DROOPING INSIDE MY NOSE. So when you look into my nostril, you can see my cartilage blocking my nostril and airway, it's protruding down... "hanging" inside my nose so to say.... I feel like the above described instances may have to do with other nose structures or cartilage-related problems, but maybe not necessarily a collapse per se. That doesnt mean they are not cartilage or other nose structure related... but maybe not a "collapse"? (I don't have the "soft nose" skin described above at all... and I've had this since day 1 post-op... so in my case it didn't happen gradually as described above. And I have a cartilage collapse that wasn't simply just confirmed by doctors on this board, but also by my own PS and another PS. You cannot just go with what a doctor speculates on these boards, they haven't seen you in person and always advise you to get it checked in real life.) The thing that you see in my left nostril (right side in picture) is the cartilage collapse.... i do have a collapse that is visible from the outside and the inside of my nose:
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Sorry for the quality of the pictures. They are very blurry. But a couple of them clearly show the cartilage... and I have a corresponding "dent" at the location of the collapse on the exterior of my nose.
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Postby retrovertigo33 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:14 pm

Mine wasn't a cartillage collapse, but a collapse due to insufficient cartillage left in my nose due to overagressive surgery. :cry:

But it's all fixed now and I can leave that nightmare behind me now.

Is your surgeon going to fix your collapse athenbaby?
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Postby luckycharm327 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:19 am

Thanks for everyone's replies.

I'm just curious about my nose sometimes. Sometimes it seems like my surgeon was just a little over agressive at removing some cartilage in my tip, now I have this dent by one of my nostrils and my nose appears to be bony in the tip right by that area.

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Postby shadedtone » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:14 pm

"retrovertigo33" I had my touch up and my ps didn't fix my collapse at all....
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Postby retrovertigo33 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:39 am

Shadedtone: What did your surgeon do to attempt to fix your collapse??
If you have read some of my other posts you probably know that I had to have the works in my revision - 'radical' septum reconstruction, my septum was fine before my nose started to migrate across my face :(, bone grafting, cartillage grafts and spreader graft.

I hope it is fixed, only just over a week from surgery and my nose aches and it's still swollen. Only time will tell whether it's actually fixed. It looks very straight now and smoother.


Luckycharm:
Just saw your pics and your nose looks beautiful! You are a stunning young lady and your nose makes you even prettier :) I can see though that the nostril looks very slightly uneven and I stress only slightly but it doesn't look anything like a collapse.

It's very rare to come out surgery with exactly even nostrils. I had uneven nostrils from the start, my surgery last week the ps put a cartillage graft to even them out and they look better but still not perfect. Noone would even notice it, enjoy your pretty new nose and don't worry about collapse :)

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Postby shadedtone » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:04 pm

my surgeon told me before my touch up "so called revision" that grafts are not always successful...

and to be honest he has been so busy so I am going in tomorrow to talk about it, but all he did was break bones again to smooth out the big boney bumps on each side of bridge between eyes so that it looked more straight and the collapse side is not apparent...
but to be honest I can't hold my life back and do this ish forever.. I have a feeling I might have to look into fillers for the collapse sides... i don't even have the money for that... and I give up on the nose surgeries now, no more...
also because my doc is one of the best in toronto and he was being honest about this.... I don't know if he was being lazy... but he didn't accept it as a collapse, or he wants to hide the fact he took out to much damn cartiledge... I pointed it out.... I think he thought I wouldn't know.... yet he has done alot of revisions... and has used grafts and all that stuff on people... so I am not so sure if he was being honest and just saving the time since grafts are not successful and not strong enough like he said...
but I think that when ppl pay full price for a revision the surgeons will do the surgery regardless cuz it's money in pocket... and for my revision/touch up it was free... so maybe he was open cuz I didn't have to pay again?
but mean while to someone paying again he would say it will work? not sure..
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Postby seekinghelp » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:35 pm

athenababy wrote:I honestly do not know if a lot of the cases described here are cartilage collapses. I have cartilage collapse and I can SEE MY CARITLAGE DROOPING INSIDE MY NOSE. So when you look into my nostril, you can see my cartilage blocking my nostril and airway, it's protruding down... "hanging" inside my nose so to say.... I feel like the above described instances may have to do with other nose structures or cartilage-related problems, but maybe not necessarily a collapse per se. That doesnt mean they are not cartilage or other nose structure related... but maybe not a "collapse"? (I don't have the "soft nose" skin described above at all... and I've had this since day 1 post-op... so in my case it didn't happen gradually as described above. And I have a cartilage collapse that wasn't simply just confirmed by doctors on this board, but also by my own PS and another PS. You cannot just go with what a doctor speculates on these boards, they haven't seen you in person and always advise you to get it checked in real life.) The thing that you see in my left nostril (right side in picture) is the cartilage collapse.... i do have a collapse that is visible from the outside and the inside of my nose:
http://www.makemeheal.com/pictures/view ... bumid=7758

Sorry for the quality of the pictures. They are very blurry. But a couple of them clearly show the cartilage... and I have a corresponding "dent" at the location of the collapse on the exterior of my nose.


Has anyone else had this. This is exactly what I have and it is driving me crazy.
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Re: How do you tell if you have collapsed cartilage?

Postby kam214 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:14 pm

Well folks....if this is not a HORRIBLE photo of collapse, I don't know what is......this is me a week and a half ago.......I just had a second revision last Monday. This time, I used Dr. Gruber and not just any old PS because clearly when you get a revision you need to go to a PS that SPECIALIZES in revisions.
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