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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: Are these enough qualifications for a Rhinoplasty surgeon?
I already met with dr (?) and feel comfortable to go with him to perform my rhinoplasty. I just want to make sure he has the right qualifications. “ABMS MOC” Maintenance of Certifcation (MOC) by the American Board of Plastic Surgery Current Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgery Current Certification of Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Past Diplomat, American Board of Surgery
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Looking for these qualifications can get you in big trouble
There are lots of boards and groups that certify and evaluate surgeons who perform rhinoplasty.

But you want to know the *skill* of your doctor. The great majority of doctors who do rhinoplasty are mediocre at this operation, and the only way to tell the doctor's skill is to review his before and after photos. Board certification means almost nothing at all. Ignore the diplomas and look at the photos. See whether he has been able to accomplish for others precisely what you want for yourself.

If you find yourself looking for a revision operation later, having picked a doctor with the "right" qualifications this time will be very little comfort indeed.

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