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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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The ear can actually look a little bigger from the side view after surgery, because before the operation, when it is sticking out away from the head, we see it edge-on, as in the before photo above.  After surgery, when the ear is flatter against the head, we see more of the ear from this side view, and the ear can appear to be larger.

Check out his hair in his after picture.  I had his parents clean the incision line with hydrogen peroxide after surgery, and I think they bleached him out a little.


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Questioner: Is There a Way to Put a Very Slight Curve in my Nose Without Surgery?
I had a revision surgery 3 weeks ago. I was left with a too scooped nose so I wanted cartilage places to make it a little more straight with a slight curve. I feel that my nose is too straight now. Is it possible to get a slight curve without having surgery again?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Revision rhinoplasty takes longer to show the final result
Hi, Eliza,

Three weeks is too early to judge the results of a revision rhinoplasty. Your nose will be changing and losing swelling for at least a year, more likely 18 months or so.

Also, revision rhinoplasty is so difficult, that it's rarely wise to operate to change anything "slightly." Every time you have surgery, some new feature will appear to bother you. My opinion is that you should back burner the idea of more surgery for at least a year or so.

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