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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: Cost Approximation for Uneven Columella?
On the left (my right) you can see that the one side of my columella hangs approximately 3 millimeters lower than the other. I would like to even out my columella (raise the lower side to the higher). How much would this cost and how long I would need to wear bandages on my nose? Also, to even the columella out, would I need to cut off part of the columella or push the lower side higher? Explaining how one would go about this procedure would be very helpful! Thank you so much!
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Leave your columella alone
What you are asking for cannot be done with rhinoplasty. An attempt at a tiny correction of an isolated area of the nose like that would certainly create some new, more bothersome, problem elsewhere, or fundamentally change the size/shape/position of your tip.  All of these cartilages are connected to each other. 

Rhinoplasty isn't perfect enough, predictable enough, to make the kind of change that you are seeking.  I know, it'd be nice, but we just don't have it yet!

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