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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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Many of the books that talk about classic proportions of the face describe how strong the chin should be.  Here's the guideline most books mention: on the profile view, find the lowest point on the lower lip where you would place lipstick.  Draw a line vertically down from that point.  The chin should come forward to touch that line.

However, guidelines are just guidelines.  Put a ruler on your computer screen, and you'll see that, even in the after picture, her chin doesn't come forward to that theoretical line.  And we would not want to make her chin any stronger than it already is.  Often, the best surgical plan is to attempt a good improvement, and not strive for some generalized goal that might not work on everyone.


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Questioner: Is It Worth Getting my Rhinoplasty? Because I Think my Front Looks Good.
how should it change?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Often the frontal view changes little in a rhinoplasty
When most of your complaints result from a strong profile view, it's possible to improve that profile while making only tiny changes to the frontal view. See my "Web reference" link for a morph showing how your profile could be changed and some other important info. I brought the tip of your nose back closer to your face, took down the hump, and raised the tip a small amount.

These changes would only affect the frontal view by perhaps having the nose not droop down over your lip quite so much. It makes sense: you can't really tell from the frontal view how big someone's hump is, so it's the profile view that changes more.

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