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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
chin augmentation
 
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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: Would the Results I Desire Be Possible and Not Risky?
I feel my nose is simply out of place on my long face with my relatively deep set eyes and tiny lips. I would very much like a much finer and upward tip, generally finer nose and no dorsal hump what so ever. However, a surgeon would have to work with my nose and make the best of it, they can't simply give me a brand new one. Would the results I want as on the picture (excuse my crude photoshop-ing) be too tricky and risky?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your morphing is excellent, and your proposed changes are possible
Your proposed changes are certainly possible. See my "Web reference" link for a proposed change to your morph. I re-made it, taking down the small prominence that you left on your bridge just above the tip. That prominence should be taken down, as in my morph, to give the bridge a straighter appearance and make the tip look more delicate.

Be sure to see lots of before and after photos of the surgeon you pick, to make sure he has been able to accomplish for other people what you want for yourself.

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