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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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This nasal hump is of slightly more than average size.  I had a patient several years ago who had an extremely large hump removed.  When I saw her three weeks after surgery, she told me that she had reached up to scratch an itch in the middle of her dorsum, but she missed, and wound up scratching air, because she positioned her finger where she thought the nose should be to get at an itch right on the hump.  She had to get used to finding her new nose with her fingers.


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Questioner: Is It Possible to Make a Nose Shorter and Less Bulbous with Rhinoplasty?
I have a long nose with a bump and a big tip which I would really like to correct. Is there a way to correct all of these problems at once?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your nose is more projecting than it is long
Hi. You have a nose that is strong in its forward projection away from the face. Lessening that strength is called "deprojecting" the nose. 

"Length" is the measurement of the nose from where it begins between the eyes, down the bridge of the nose to the tip. So a nose with a droopy tip is "long," but Pinocchio had a "projecting" nose.

Deprojecting a nose involves complicated techniques on the tip cartilages, because it is those tip cartilages that hold the tip out away from your face. Be sure to see before and after photos of other patients whose noses were deprojected by the surgeon you are considering using, so you can see that he knows how to do this operation.

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