What is the best option if a patient has thin skin?
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Rhinoplasty and Thin Skin
An experienced rhinoplasty surgeon should be able to navigate the details and challenges of rhinoplasty even if the patient has thin skin.
To be sure, see two or more experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeons in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.
I hope this helps.
You are correct that we can borrow other tissue, such as temporalis fascia, to help camouflage under the skin, but this isn't always necessary. Be sure to consult with a board certified facial plastic or general plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty about your goals and concerns for your nose.
I hope that this helps!
Thin nasal skin
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