What are realistic expectations for my very large, wide, bulbous, thick-skinned nose? (photos)
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What are realistic expectations for my very large, wide, bulbous, thick-skinned nose
Rhinoplasty for large, bulbous nose
You should also be able to reduce the overall size and width of your nose. The exact amount of change that your could realistically make needs to be based on an actual exam of your nose. Your surgeon would need to better assess your skin quality along with seeing your nasal anatomy.
You can read more about bulbous nose rhinoplasty along with other aspects of rhinoplasty at my web reference link below.
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Keep in mind that following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you what to do based on a limited two dimensional photo without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of each operative procedure would not be in your best interest. I would suggest you find a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) or facial plastic surgeon (otolaryngologist) with extensive experience in performing nasal surgery that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
Rhinoplasty for large thick skinned nose.
You can accomplish the same goals either with open or closed rhinoplasty and your search should be for an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon who does rhinoplasty on a regular basis. I prefer the closed rhinoplasty but many surgeons are more comfortable with the open technique
What are realistic expectations for my very large, wide, bulbous, thick-skinned nose?
Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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