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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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The irregularity in her nose makes it look too short in the before picture.  By building up the nose, it appears to have a more substantial length, even though I didn't change the position of the tip.  This is an interesting illusion relating the apparent length of the nose to the height of the dorsum: the higher the dorsum sits, the longer the nose appears to be.

Similarly, if a patient has a long nose that I can't get quite as short as I would like, carving down the dorsum a teeny bit more can make the nose look a teeny bit shorter.


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"Dr. Denenberg has a very cautious, and highly intelligent
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to detail in my opinion is unsurpassed. "
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Questioner: What is the purpose of massaging nose after rhinoplasty? Do I need to do it if nose is uneven in swelling?
I went to my doctor and forgot to ask him about the unevenness in the swelling of my nose after my rhinoplasty. Since bandage removal post op to now, 7 weeks post op, the right side of nose is still more swollen than the left, and its always been like that. I head about massaging the nose on this website, should I do it? Do some doctors say its mandatory or is it just a recomendation always to help reduce swelling?t I'm just paranoid about my constant uneven swelling on my right side of my nose.
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Don't massage your nose
Hi,
I know doctors disagree about this, but I'll give you my 2 cents. Don't massage the nose. The doctor put the cartilages and bones in a certain position, and you want them to stay where they were put. Don't push them around by massaging the nose. It won't do anything to decrease the swelling or speed up the maturation of the scar tissue.

It can't help, and it might hurt.

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