There is an almost bewildering number of reconstructive options from which to select for the nose. The most common etiology of nasal defects that require reconstruction is skin cancer, particularly basal cell carcinoma (BCC) which is the most common nasal skin cancer. It also includes squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma. There is a rich history of nasal reconstruction as mentioned in my post last summer.
For loss of skin only, there are some lovely local flaps that can be used. This includes the bilobed flap that was used to reconstruct TBTAM's nose. Some of the folks who left comments mentioned that they couldn't quite imagine "where the skin came from". I hope this helps.
The bilobed flap is designed with the long axis of the defect (near the tip of the nose in the picture). Each lobe of the flap is separated by 45° angles. The two lobes of the flap rotate together along an arc with all points on the arc equidistant from the apex of the defect. The larger lobe rotates into the initial defect created by the skin cancer removal. The second smaller lobe rotates into the defect left by the first lobe. A small "triangle" is removed along with the smaller (most superior lobe in picture) lobe so that its defect can be closed as a straight line. The skin that is moved is full thickness. (photo credit)
For additional flaps, check out the eMedicine article listed below.
By the way, TBTAM's nose is looking very nice.
Nasal Reconstruction, Principles and Techniques: Joseph Fata MD; eMedicine Article, April 2, 2006