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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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In this close up we see that the front face of her right ear looks unnaturally smooth in the before picture.  Some of the normal folds and hills and valleys of the ear cartilage are missing, and the lack of those folds contributes to the ear's position out away from the head.  One of the tasks of the otoplasty operation is to recreate those folds by placing sutures that force the cartilage into a folded position.


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Questioner: What steps would need to be taken during my rhinoplasty?
I think I have a unique nose, so I don't necessarily just want the bump gone but I also want the tip to be lengthened. What steps would be taken during the rhinoplasty and what is a possible outcome for my nose?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: I'm not so sure about lengthening your nose
It seems to me that the tip of your nose is strong in its forward projection away from your face, so during the rhinoplasty it might be good to bring it back a little closer. Then, of course, the bump would be removed.

When you bring the tip closer to the face, it makes the nose *look* longer, and also, when a bump is removed, it tends to make the nose *look* longer, and the angle that the bottom of your nose makes is not extremely high at all, so I wonder whether you would have to have your nose lengthened at all! Techniques to lengthen the nose are not as predictable as other changes we like to make, so I like to avoid them if possible.

From the frontal view, it looks as though your tip is quite wide, and narrowing the tip could be important, too. You sent profile and frontal views, but it's the three-quarter views, also called oblique views, that show the width of the tip best.

Finally, all due respect, your cropping didn't even leave all of your nose in the photos! It helps to see the entire nose.

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