Is there a way to get rid of thick skin?
Producing a smaller more refined nose in a patient with thicker skin is done frequently in my patient population.
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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Thick Skin and Rhinoplasty
Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon that specializes in Rhinoplasty procedures. An experienced surgeon will know the correct maneuvers for a successful surgery.
Thick skin is not a limitation to rhinoplasty. An experienced rhinoplasty surgeon will know that different maneuvers are usually required to obtain adequate results. While the skin can be thinned to a limited degree, it is the work on the cartilage and bone that is key to obtaining satisfactory results. Additionally, judicious use of steroid injections after surgery can be very important.