Is there a way to get rid of thick skin?

i want to get rhinoplasty but i know that i have thick skin so the results wont show.

Doctor Answers 3

Is there a way to get rid of thick skin?

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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

Thick Skin and Rhinoplasty

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Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon that specializes in Rhinoplasty procedures.  An experienced surgeon will know the correct maneuvers for a successful surgery.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

Thick skin

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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.

John Frodel, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon

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