Everyone has a different feel for what constitutes protruding ears.
These ears weren't bad, they did contain the normal folds of cartilage, but the
upper part of the ears
were too projecting for the way she wore her hair and the way she saw
herself. Fine. As long as the operation can be accomplished safely,
meeting the patient's goals, it's okay to proceed.
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I'm Looking into the Possibility of Plastic Surgery. Any Advice Based on my Picture?
I'm looking for any recommendations. I've always been self-concious about my looks, specifically about my nose and lower jaw/chin. I'm looking for outside opinions as what would help me look more attractive/symmetrical and rough estimates. I'm currently located in Central PA. Thanks in advance!
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Bring the nose closer to the face, take down the hump, strengthen the chin, and ...
Hi, I'll tell you what most of my patients would request with a nose and chin like yours. See my "Web reference" link for a morph of your profile. I brought the tip of your nose back closer to your face, and brought your chin out farther forward. Those movements tend to put the profile into what most people feel is better balance. You might feel so, too. Then, I took down the hump along the bridge of your nose. I also raised the tip just a tiny amount.
Bringing the nose tip closer to the face, what we call "de-projecting" the nose, involves complicated work on the tip cartilages. You must be sure you see before and after photos of your surgeon's other patients, showing that he was able to achieve for them what you want for yourself. That's the best way to do research when deciding on a surgeon.
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