Will I Get A Good Result With A Rhinoplasty?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in rhinoplasty surgery. As you can see from my attached pictures, I have a bulbous tip and a deviated septum. I hope to reduce the bulbous tip as well as straighten my nose. Can you please notify me if this can be done? Also from the pictures can you tell me whether or not I have thick nose skin? If I do have thick skin, will I still be able to reduce my bulbous tip and gain a more straighter profile on my nose?
A: I think you are an excellent candidate for rhinoplasty. You have a wide bulbous tip with played domes of the lower alar cartilages with intervening fat. But it should shape up nicely with an open rhinoplasty where the cartilages can be reshaped and brought together to create a much more narrow tip with more refined definition. I do not see that the thickness of your skin as being a limiting problem for getting a good rhinoplasty result. You have intermediate skin thickness which will shrink nicely when the underlying cartilages are reshaped.
Dr. Barry Eppley