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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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This nose was missing some of its middle section, along the dorsum.  I reconstructed it by placing an artificial material in the depression.

There are many materials that can be used successfully to build up part of the nose.  Some of the materials are natural (the patient's own bone or cartilage, stolen from another part of the body), and some are artificial.  I generally prefer the artificial materials, at least today, for several reasons.  One of the most important reasons is that a soft, artificial material can sit in the nose without showing a sharp edge or corner.  Smoother materials can make the nose look more natural.


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Questioner: What Should I Do for a Nose That's Too Pointy AND Bulbous?
Hi there. I have been considering rhinoplasty for a few years. I am 23 and want a classic, feminine nose, maybe something like Natalie Portman's or Audrey Hepburn's. I think that I am pretty but I feel like my nose needs some enhancement--I think it's too bulbous when viewed from the front and too pointy from the side, and just too massive in general, though I don't think my nose is gigantic or anything. What should I do? Should I even bother getting one?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: You do have some nose features that can be improved with a rhinoplasty
From these photos, your nose doesn't have any one overwhelming feature, but there are a few areas that could be reduced a small amount.  You have a mild hump on your nose, the nose protrudes strongly forward away from your face, the tip cartilages make the tip look a little broad, and the upper part, where it's made of bone, might be a little wide. You have many beautiful features to your face, which help to hide the nose. When investigating surgery, be sure you look at a doctor's before and after photos, to see whether he has been able to accomplish for someone else what you would like for yourself. 

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