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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: 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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