Is there any way a surgeon with experience with thick skinned noses can improve the appearance of my nose? (Photo)
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Dear Blondie, I answered a question of yours moments ago and it has the same photograph attached which is impossible to evaluate your skin thickness. I would suggest seeking consultations with some experts in the field and discuss your objectives and see if a revision procedure would achieve the desired result you are looking for. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.
Is there any way a surgeon with experience with thick skin noses can improve the appearance of my nose?
A revision rhinoplasty is more difficult than a primary rhinoplasty, therefore a full set of pictures and an in-person examination is required to determine the extent of the thickness of the skin. If there's thick-skin present, it's very important to follow up with your operative surgeon for post operative taping and cortisone shots after the surgery for the first six months.
Thanks for your question. Revision rhinoplasty (and rhinoplasty, in general) can be a tricky business. Your nose can probably be made smaller, but will need to be examined in person first. Good luck! : )
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It is almost impossible to evaluate skin thickness in a picture like the one you submitted. I recommend that you consult with a revision rhinoplasty specialist who will examine you, explain your options, and help you establish reasonable expectations.
Is there any way a surgeon with experience with thick skinned noses can improve the appearance of my nose?
Without a complete set of before and after photos- and a thorough physical exam- it's difficult to give you the best answer. The skin does change overtime. There may be some additional surgical techniques that may offer improvement at this late date.
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