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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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One of the questions a rhinoplasty surgeon is constantly confronted with is how short to make a nose that starts out too long.  Different faces require noses of different length, depending on the patient's age, sex, height, and other factors.  This woman had a very short nose, both before and after her reconstruction.  Note how her very short nose works great on her face.


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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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