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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.

FAQ:

Can plastic surgery make you look like someone else?

No, not yet.  All we can really do is make modest changes to some of the facial features, nudging them in the direction that the patient desires, but large global changes are beyond our capabilities.

The face has many components that we can't change, such as its height, its width, the height of the forehead, the shape of the eyes, the distance between the eyes, the width (left to right) of the lips, the thickness and texture and color of the skin, the individual way the facial muscles move, the small facial asymmetries, and lots of other curves and contours and bony prominences and measurements.

Making someone look like someone else is science fiction for a while yet.  Ask me again in 50 years.


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