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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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The bones and cartilage in the nose don't actually grow with time, but the cartilages that form the tip of the nose release their grip on the upper regions of the nose and pull down and away with gravity.  That movement lowers the position of the tip, making the nose look longer, and thus bigger.  Changes in the skin can also make a nose appear bigger.

She also had a mild convexity of a hump along the dorsum of her nose.

You can see that the jowl, the droop of skin between her ear and her chin, was pulled tighter.


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Questioner: Can my nose tip be lifted and made smaller? I want a lip lift. too. Will it give me a good image?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Nose: yes. Lip: no.
Hi. I agree that your nose, while certainly not terribly long, is at the longer end of a range of normal, and if your tastes run to shorter noses, a significant elevation of the tip is possible and fine. It also appears that you have strong cartilages in the tip of your nose, and some narrowing of those cartilages might be good, too.

Work on the tip cartilages often comprises advanced techniques that not every plastic surgeon can accomplish, so be sure to see before and after photos of the doctor's work before selecting a surgeon.

The lip lift: no, no, no! It would leave a visible scar at the bottom of your nose, and your lip already looks great!  A lip lift is for someone with a ***much*** longer upper lip than yours!

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