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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: 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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