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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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I strive to make a nose that doesn't draw attention to itself, but fits with the rest of the face.  Sometimes, a patient's ethnicity or personal tastes will dictate that I do less during surgery, leaving the nose bigger than most people would prefer, or doing more, making the nose smaller than the common vote.  Either way is fine, as long as we don't go too far, and as long as we target the patient's rational wishes as closely as possible.


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Questioner: From a ridiculous extreme long/upward nose, to the other extreme ridiculous long/downward/wide nose
My 3d nose revision...devastated! (At same time: face, neck & lip lifts, fine!). See pre/post op photos plus 2 nose models I gave to surgeon as guidance. But nose is now much longer, wider, downward...Will it look like the nose models after swelling is gone? Doubt it. Wait a year to fix it? No! I’m desperate...Is there somewhere a competent surgeon who can do a shorter nose like my nose models? (I’m 87 but absolutely healthy). Thanks ever so much for your opinions!
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your nose won't shorten as the swelling subsides
Hi,
Sorry, but it's just vanishingly unlikely that your nose will shorten as the swelling subsides, and certainly it won't shorten to the length of the models' photographs that you submitted.

The good news is that, with correct techniques, it is possible to shorten a nose substantially, even in a revision procedure. The bad news is that you can't jump in and have that operation right away. It may not be necessary to wait an entire year, but the nose needs at least many months to heal first.

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