Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients will ask if the pores on their nose will shrink in size after rhinoplasty. Porous skin can sometimes be a clear sign of thicker nasal skin. Although your pores will not get smaller after rhinoplasty, this is an important feature for the surgeon to note. Thicker nasal skin, especially in the tip of the nose, makes it more difficult to create a small refined tip. A rhinoplasty surgeon can make the cartilage more refined but the size of the tip will be more limited due to the thick skin. The nasal tip skin can be defatted and debunked but the skin cannot necessarily be thinned without damaging the blood supply to it.
Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.