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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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After an unsatisfactory rhinoplasty, it's important to wait an entire year before attempting a revision.  The nose heals by making scar tissue under the skin, and with time that scar starts to soften.  After one year, the scar has softened enough to allow a competent surgeon to risk going back inside to take a look and see what can be done.

If a revision attempt is made too early, even to try for only a small change, the firm scar will block the surgeon's efforts, and further inadvertent damage to the appearance of the nose can result.


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Questioner: Which Nose Looks More Suitable on Me? I'm So Stressed. I've Been to 5 Consultations
So the nose one the right a girl on realself morphed that for me. While the other one my PS morphed. I feel like the PS morph makes my nose still stick out. The other one is cute and fits my face. Maybe I'm wrong. Help me pls
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: When you decrease the projection of the nose, you usually should elevate the tip!
I like the morph on the right, too. It looks like the RealSelf participant elevated the tip of your nose a small amount when she adjusted the position of the tip. When the tip of the nose comes back toward the face, it can make the nose look longer, so the nose can look more natural or pleasing if the tip is elevated.

We didn't see the "before" photo, but if you are concerned about the amount that the nose is brought back toward the face, you need to take special care to see before and after photos from your prospective doctors showing noses that were changed in that same fashion. Adjusting the projection of the tip is an advanced technique; many of the revision operations I perform are aimed at correcting an inadequate amount of change in projection of the tip from the first operation.

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