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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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In this frontal view, we can see that the nose was shortened because the after picture shows some of the patients nostrils, invisible in the before picture.  In a frontal view, a long, drooping tip will cover the nostrils.

Also, look at the two white dots on the tip of her nose.  The white dots are created by the flashes reflecting off of her tip cartilages.  The dots are about at the level of her nostrils in the before picture, and they're well above the level of the nostrils in the after picture.

Finally, if you look carefully at the lower edge of the tip of her nose, you'll see that I narrowed her tip and filled in a little dent that existed between her two tip cartilages.


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Next: an example of the solid advice Dr. Denenberg gives patients on RealSelf.com.
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Questioner: Is This a Feasible Outcome for my Rhino?
Please see photo.  Should I be more conservative? I'm not too concerned about people knowing.
(Questioner submitted photos)

Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your changes are realistic in the right hands. I tried to improve on your morph.
You have a strongly projecting nose. "Projection" refers to how far forward, away from the face, a nose extends. See my "Web reference" link for the additional morphs I made for you.

When your nose comes closer to your face, it's important to also reduce the upper part of your nose, even above the bump, where your nose joins your forehead, just below your eyebrows. You did a good job of that on the morph. If that area is not reduced, you could end up looking like a Roman statue, too strong where the forehead meets the nose. 

The projection of the nose is controlled (mostly) by the two cartilages in the tip of the nose. The tip is the most difficult part of the nose to operate on, so it's mandatory that you see before and after photos of a doctor's other patients, to see whether he has been able to consistently achieve substantial reduced projections for his other patients. Doing good research by looking at photos will help you avoid being in the position of needing a revision.

 

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