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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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The paired jowls interfere with the contour of the jaw line as it moves from the chin up to the ears.  In the after picture, that contour is more triangular; in the before, the jowls make burbles in the smooth line of the jaw.  Note that her melolabial folds did not improve with the face lift, as they typically do not.

Her lower eyelids sit in a low position as a complication of lower eyelid surgery that was performed elsewhere.  The eyelid surgery tutorial's chapter on lower eyelid surgery contains a discussion on what can happen to the eyelids when the eyelid operation isn't performed with judgment and care.


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Questioner: Would getting just the tip of my nose done help my face profile?
I am very insecure and I really don't like facing people. Especially from the side! I can't afford a a real expensive nose job! I currently have $4300 saved for the procedure and that took a whIle! Please give me some advice to make this as good but as cheap as possible! Thank you:)
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Tough question. Tough. My advice is to not have surgery right now.
Your nose has very wide tip cartilages and strong forward projection away from your face. While it is possible to make impressive improvement in your nose, the operation requires very advanced techniques, and the vast majority of plastic surgeons would not be able to handle it. 

Unfortunately, it's just reality that excellent rhinoplasty tends to be expensive; well more than half of the $4300 would be eaten up by anesthesia, the operating facility, required preoperative tests and examinations, leaving not enough for the surgeon's fee for a surgeon who could handle a nose like yours. And having surgery with a surgeon who is not qualified to handle a nose like yours (even though he might be board certified), could very well leave it worse, and now you're looking at a *much* more expensive revision.

When it does come time to look for a surgeon, be sure to look at his before and after photos. Seeing profile views where a hump was removed doesn't tell you anything about how the surgeon can handle the tip of the nose.

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