Skin Excision for excess skin (Rhinoplasty)? (photos)
To find doctors in your local area, please click here.
Doctor Answers 1
Skin excess on nose
You have what appears to be thicker sebaceous, or oily skin. Your surgeon was correct in trying to "build up" your nose since excising the underlying support to give you a "smaller nose" usually results in a collapsed heavy looking nose with poor support. Thick skin can only be adressed with skin care, laser, or other surface treatments. That being said, there are surgeons, some very well know for thier work in rhinoplasty, who have successfully perfromed skin excsion for thick skin. These excisions have typically been on the dorsum or bridge. I dont think excising skin in the other areas of the nose would be prudent, but talk to your surgeon who appears to be knowledgeable and technically sound. Good luck.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.