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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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Two cartilages form the tip of the nose, a left tip cartilage and a right cartilage.  In the before picture, you can see the depression, or dent, between her two tip cartilages.  They are quite prominent, and decreasing their strength was an integral part of obtaining this result.

If you don't mind looking at photos taken during surgery, the first chapter of the rhinoplasty surgery tutorial gives a good introduction to the anatomy of the tip cartilages,


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Questioner: Septo/rhinoplasty Consult?
Hello, I had a consult and CT scan showing I had a deviated septum. My surgeon had said if I cosmetically wanted to fix the tip of my nose, which has a deep cartilage split at the tip, giving the appearance of a "butt nose"...that it would be a couple of stitches when closing up. But I believe my nose turns up and the skin between the nostrils hangs, due to what I believe was terrible allergies and constant nose itching. What would be the best way to get a cuter shaped nose tip?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Don't let that doctor operate on your nose!
Hi, BriC,

"A couple of stitches when closing up" pegs your doctor as someone who knows nothing about rhinoplasty. You must not let him operate on your nose.

Changing your "butt nose" requires complicated work on the tip of your nose, using advanced techniques that not all plastic surgeons understand.

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