I have heard that good plastic surgeons can do wonders. I have a thick nose. The nostrils are very wide, the skin on the nostrils is thick and I have a wide bridge. Can rhinoplasty correct these defects without scar tissue forming?
Good plastic surgeons can perform wonderful surgery and create beautiful noses. I consider myself to be a talented plastic surgeon especially as it pertains to rhinoplasty. However, in the past two weeks I have had three potential rhinoplasty patients come to my office for surgical consults with noses that appear to be similar to the nose that you have. I spend a great deal of time during the consultation demonstrating what kind of surgical result they can expect from rhinoplasty. I emphasize to the patient the realistic expectations they need to have for their rhinoplasty result. I try to emphasize that the result I show them is not exaggerated and that the limitations of the rhinoplasty result they can expect is not due to limitations of my surgical skills, but, rather, the thick skin and other anatomical factors their nose presents. In the end, I want to exceed their expectations but, if they want more than I can deliver, I am not going to convince them that I am the right surgeon for their rhinoplasty.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld