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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: From a ridiculous extreme long/upward nose, to the other extreme ridiculous long/downward/wide nose
My 3d nose revision...devastated! (At same time: face, neck & lip lifts, fine!). See pre/post op photos plus 2 nose models I gave to surgeon as guidance. But nose is now much longer, wider, downward...Will it look like the nose models after swelling is gone? Doubt it. Wait a year to fix it? No! I’m desperate...Is there somewhere a competent surgeon who can do a shorter nose like my nose models? (I’m 87 but absolutely healthy). Thanks ever so much for your opinions!
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your nose won't shorten as the swelling subsides
Hi,
Sorry, but it's just vanishingly unlikely that your nose will shorten as the swelling subsides, and certainly it won't shorten to the length of the models' photographs that you submitted.

The good news is that, with correct techniques, it is possible to shorten a nose substantially, even in a revision procedure. The bad news is that you can't jump in and have that operation right away. It may not be necessary to wait an entire year, but the nose needs at least many months to heal first.

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