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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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In the before picture, you can see some white marks in the middle of her dorsum that are reflections from the flash, right where the hump was.  The marks are crooked, indicating that her nose was a little crooked in that area before surgery.  I mentioned in the section on nasal reconstruction that correcting a crooked nose is one of the hardest changes to make in rhinoplasty.  However, if the crooked area is small, and if it's on the hump, sometimes simply removing the hump removes the crookedness entirely.

We also know that her nose was shortened somewhat during her rhinoplasty, because we get a better view of her nostrils in the after picture.


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Questioner: Is There Any Kind of Procedure for my Kind of Nose?
Theres a bit of cartilage at the base of my nose under my top lip which makes my nose and my profile longer (pic 1&3) Can anything be done about this? I think its because of this cartilage which runs from the columella to my bone which cause my nose to be pinocchio-esque. The Nasofrontal Angle is rather small around 100 degrees and in (2) you can see that the alar base is not in-line with columella base, its rather lower. From the front this makes my nostrils more pronounced (4).
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your nose mainly requires deprojection, bringing the tip back closer to the face
You have a strongly projecting tip, and otherwise many attractive features to your nose. Respectfully, I don't think it's the bone at the base of the nose that makes the tip projecting -- that bone is only rarely the culprit. It's almost always the length and strength of the lateral crura of the tip cartilages that provide the support and strength to overproject the tip. I made a morph to show what your nose can look like after surgery. You need a surgeon who can prove to you that he is expert in deprojecting noses; many, if not most, of the revisions that I perform relate to deprojecting noses that were inadequately projected during the primary operation.

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