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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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The fat underneath the skin of the neck was removed, and the skin was repositioned up and back.  If a patient is only 30 to 40 years old, I can sometimes perform only a liposuction under the chin, without the face lift.  However, if the skin has lost some of its elasticity, removing only the excess fat won't help, because the skin won't "shrink-wrap" to the neck after the fat removal; it will hang loosely, and the appearance might be worse than if nothing had been done.

The combination of removing the fat and repositioning the skin is our best bet in patients older than about 45 years of age.


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Questioner: Am I a Good Candidate for These Rhinoplasty Procedures?
I would like to get cosmetic surgery to reduce my dorsal hump and possible Radix reduction. Would I be a good candidate for these procedures? Would I require additional refinements other than what I mentioned? Is closed Rhinoplasty an option? I am unhappy with the bump, and height of my nose. It is also very wide and causes difficulties when I want to wear glasses.
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Radix reduction is important in your nose
If the hump is removed, the radix must be taken down as well, or you nose would look too long, like a Roman statue's nose. Also, raising the tip would help, as well as bringing the entire nose back, closer to your face. See the link to see what these changes could do for your nose.

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