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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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I like to put the ears very close to the head during an otoplasty.  In the months after surgery, the ears will creep out a little away from the head, and we can't predict the final position of the ears exactly.  Since their final position will either be a little too close to the head than ideal, or a little to far away, I prefer that they be too close.  Besides, nobody ever notices ears that are too close to the head: the ears only attract attention if they stick out too far.


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Questioner: What procedures will I need to go through To correct this. Will I need a septoplasty and rhinoplasty?
Here is a better picture of my nose..I do have a couple of doctors that I am highly interested in. Theyre facial plastic surgeon & board certified. As you can see My bulbous droopy tip, crooked nose, & a bump That this nose is not for me. I am wanting a more feminine face. i wished my nose was smaller but not too small.. just something that will Fit my face. i am just so insecure with my face bc of my nose...i am around people everyday & i just deal with it. I almost want a nose like jen selter.
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your nose requires some advanced techniques
Hi,
It seems to me that your nose would benefit from a significant "deprojection." That means bringing the entire nose back closer to your face. Look at the simulated modification that I made in the video link. Ignoring the hump for the moment, you can see that the tip of your nose moved significantly closer to your face. Then, the hump was also taken down.

You have a little bit of what we call "tethering" of the upper lip. That's when the upper lip pulls forward, right where it meets the bottom of the nose. If the tip of the nose is successfully deprojected, the tethering tends to lessen, or go away.

Making a predictable deprojection of the nose is not something that every plastic surgeon can accomplish, so be sure to see photos of the doctor's other patients who had impressive deprojections, before deciding on a surgeon.

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