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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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Her face lift did a better-than-average job of tightening her cervical angle.  What's the cervical angle?  Let's draw more lines.  Picture a line that ascends the skin along the front of her neck, and another line that goes backward from her chin toward the front of her neck.  The area where the underside of her chin meets the front of her neck is a fairly distinct angle in the after picture, whereas the skin makes a gentle curve from the chin to the front of the neck in the before picture.

It's usually difficult to make the cervical angle this tight during a face lift, because the cervical angle is the farthest point from where the face lift incisions are made.  But sometimes things just fall into place.  Different people will obtain different amounts of improvement in the area of the cervical angle, even if the operation is performed with technical skill every time.


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Questioner: Would getting just the tip of my nose done help my face profile?
I am very insecure and I really don't like facing people. Especially from the side! I can't afford a a real expensive nose job! I currently have $4300 saved for the procedure and that took a whIle! Please give me some advice to make this as good but as cheap as possible! Thank you:)
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Tough question. Tough. My advice is to not have surgery right now.
Your nose has very wide tip cartilages and strong forward projection away from your face. While it is possible to make impressive improvement in your nose, the operation requires very advanced techniques, and the vast majority of plastic surgeons would not be able to handle it. 

Unfortunately, it's just reality that excellent rhinoplasty tends to be expensive; well more than half of the $4300 would be eaten up by anesthesia, the operating facility, required preoperative tests and examinations, leaving not enough for the surgeon's fee for a surgeon who could handle a nose like yours. And having surgery with a surgeon who is not qualified to handle a nose like yours (even though he might be board certified), could very well leave it worse, and now you're looking at a *much* more expensive revision.

When it does come time to look for a surgeon, be sure to look at his before and after photos. Seeing profile views where a hump was removed doesn't tell you anything about how the surgeon can handle the tip of the nose.

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