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.