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It's hard to be sure about dents from photos since the best way to see them is to move the sax in relation to the light source... so can't say for sure but to me it looks like the first one is simpler.

With the first dent, considering the lacquer (or rather lack of it) in the area, it's almost always possible to remove to be completely unnoticeable, or maybe barely noticeable that something was there if you know to look for it. With lacquer, it usually compresses and stretches back with the dent and then removing the dent, and there's nothing you can do about it (other than relacquering), so you get lacquer fuzz that is visible in an area with regular good lacquer. How much it does this depends on the size/shape of the dent, type of lacquer, etc. In this case there's barely any lacquer left there and it's very scratched anyway which helps it all blend.

The second dent with the guard, yes it's possible to remove the guard, repair the dent on the body and the guard and resolder the guard. In that case, even with excellent soldering skills, you'll likely need to do a bit of cleaning, which could mean polishing the area and make it more visible, at least for a while (very shiny area vs. the worn area around it)... if you care about that. Most of the time it's also possible to use rebounding without unsoldering the guard. Depending on how resistant the body and guard are, usually get to around 90% of the other repair, but it's much simpler, quicker and cheaper. When I get these, by far most choose the latter option, knowing it won't affect the way it plays.
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