This audio podcast has been transcribed using an automated service. Please forgive any typographic errors or other transcription flaws.
I’m taking a question on scaring, ‘why do patients sometimes have the scars along the sides of their nose?’ I’m going to explain, a lot of my patients want their nose smaller, now that doesn’t sound like a shocker to most of you but here is the issue if you make the nose substantially smaller you have to have a place for all that skin to go and if you don’t account for this you’re going to have a lot of extra skin that may not be draped over the nose like you want to so sometimes there is extra. So just like a suit sometimes you need to have it taken in a little bit- same thing with the nose and the extra skin.
This is something that can be super helpful in, um, uh, making patients look better and look better sooner. The way this is done is there’s a scar that sometimes occurs along the sides of the nose. This a little ellipsis skin is removed. This little ellipsis skin can sometimes remove one centimeter per size, sometimes one in a half, sometimes two centimeters. So if you’re removing four centimeters of skin on a nose, that can be a big deal in your final outcome. Obviously managing the scar is gonna be a big deal. We wanna make sure that scar is as inconspicuous as possible. Many of our patients, especially the ones who are local are gonna either have a laser procedure done or sanding of some sort, or they’ll may use something like Skinuva, which is again, a great product for our patients to be, um, to be on consider using. So, um, is the scar worth it? Well, we really don’t get that much feedback under scars as far as negative feedback, um, at least long term, uh, but it definitely can be an issue for some, but for most of our patients definitely worth it, worth it. To see that, look with it, to see those kind of changes you can make, um, and, um, can be a game changer for patients in general, um, to make those doses extra small.