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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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When the nose is made smaller, what happens to the extra skin?

Amazingly enough, the skin will "shrink-wrap" to fit the new, smaller size of the nose.  The nasal skin has some elasticity, so even if a nose is made incredibly smaller during the operation, no skin needs to be excised.  That's convenient, because it wouldn't be acceptable to place an obvious scar on the outside of the nose for the removal of some of the nasal skin.

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