Would I get good results from Rhinoplasty – with Asian nose, wide/thick, skin is rather thick?

Q: I’m unhappy with my nose – I have an Asian back ground (I’m 1/2 American, 1/4 English, 1/4 Filipino), so I believe my nose has some Asian features (flat bridge, wide). I have also noticed that my skin there is rather thick (also oily, lots of pores/blackheads/congestion) and have heard that thick skin makes rhinoplasty more difficult to produce good results. I just want to know what my options are, and if I would have a likely success if I went ahead with rhinoplasty.

A: As you have noted, the thickness of your skin will limit the amount of refinement that is possible with the tip of your nose during rhinoplasty.  However, even with thick skin quite a significant can be achieved with the appropriate techniques.

Success or failure in rhinoplasty depends chiefly on 2 things:

1) realistic expectations
2) choosing the right surgeon for your nose

If you do your due diligence in researching and consulting with rhinoplasty specialists experienced in Asian rhinoplasty, then you will have a very good opportunity to achieve an attractive nose.

About Donald B. Yoo, M.D.

Dr. Yoo is a board-certified surgeon, fellowship trained in facial plastic surgery with extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He specializes in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation surgery (including blepharoplasty and facelift), and Asian cosmetic surgery (including Asian rhinoplasty and Asian blepharoplasty/Asian eyelid surgery). see more: http://www.donyoomd.com 433 N Camden Drive, Suite 970 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310-772-0766
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