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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: What Kind of Results Should I Expect if I Have Rhinoplasty? (Appearance Wise and Pain, I'm Terrified!)
Hi, so as you can see my nose is too large for my face, and I have wanted to get it done for over 8 years, but fear and money have been holding me back. My family is not on board because they think I am body dysmorphic and do not need it. Of course I don't need it, but it is much larger than I would like, and I would look and feel much better if I were to get it done. Anyway, I just wanted some input as to what I should ask for in a consult, and also some honest feedback on how bad recovery is!
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Recovery is probably much easier than you are expecting
These photos show a nose that probably has some excess width at the tip, and maybe a profile view would show it's longer than you like, too.  The recovery depends very much on who performs the operation, but my patients are typically happy being seen in public right when the splint comes off, seven days after surgery. Almost nobody takes the pain medication I prescribe. See the attached link for a before-and-after morph of your nose. You should look at a surgeon's before and after photos when deciding whom to hire to perform your surgery. Rhinoplasty is not a commodity: every surgeon performs the operation with different levels of skill.

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