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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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If the operation is done safely, and the incisions are hidden well, and the patient experiences minimal discomfort and time away from her normal activities, the operation can be performed in someone whose skin is not yet hanging down to her knees.  She had a nice smoothing of those jowls.

However, there must be something to improve, or the operation shouldn't be done.  I've visited with 25- and 30-year-olds who were scheduled for face lift surgery with another plastic surgeon, simply because they went to the surgeon's office and asked about the operation.


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Questioner: My Nose Profile Has These Awkwards Lines. How Can This Particular Problem Be Fixed?
Depending on light and shadow, they are more or less evident, making my nose creepy. Also, I've been wearing glasses since I was 10 - I'm 20 now. Can these marks be a consequence of wearing glasses?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: The lines may adjust when the shape of the nose is changed, if that's a priority for you
Hi. It's never predictable how the skin will drape and fold over the nose. Were you thinking of changing the shape of your nose, too? If that were done, the folds might redrape in a way to make them less conspicuous, though it's not really predictable. See my "Web reference" link for a morph of a proposed change to your nose.

I brought it back closer to your face, raised the tip a small amount, and lowered the hump. Those are typical changes that patients request. You can see how that would change how the skin has to drape on your nose, and maybe for the better.

As far as changing the lines if you don't want to change your nose, I don't really encourage fillers, for example. I would probably just leave them alone.

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