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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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This young woman's nose appeared to sit too close to her face.  She had inadequate projection.  The goal of her operation was to bring the tip of her nose farther out from her face.

Her nose has some of the appearance of a cleft lip nose, but her lip is perfect: she was injured in a jungle gym accident.  The nose is reminiscent of a cleft lip nose because persons with that congenital deformity often have an associated deformity of the nasal tip cartilages that causes the tip of the nose to sit too close to the face.

The rhinoplasty surgery tutorial contains a chapter that discusses the importance of tip projection and how it is maintained or created surgically (the surgery tutorials contain explicit photographs taken during surgery).


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Questioner: Is my Nose Way Too Big? Should I Consider Rhinoplasty?
I've always hated my nose. I've never seen another person with a similar nose as mine. I feel its way too big. Should I consider a rhinoplasty :\?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: A wide nose like yours can usually be improved with a rhinoplasty.
From this one photo at least, it does appear that you would be a good candidate for a rhinoplasty. You seem to have strong cartilages that make your nose perhaps wider than average. Your nasal bones, in the upper half of your nose, are also wide apart, and could be brought closer together during the operation. I don’t see a profile view, but it also seems that your nose is long, from where it starts between your eyes down to your tip, and perhaps your profile view could be improved by elevating the tip of the nose at the same time as making the other changes.
 

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