I’ve been told by a doctor that I have thick nasal skin.

Question:
I’ve been told by a doctor that I have thick nasal skin. How will this impact my rhinoplasty surgery?

Answer:
Thick nasal skin tends to hide subtle corrections that have been made to the underlying framework of the nose during rhinoplasty.  What this means is that the approach to correcting nasal abnormalities in someone with thick nasal skin is different from someone with thin nasal skin.  Many techniques are utilized during rhinoplasty to tailor the surgery to variations that exist from patient to patient.  Also, be aware that thick nasal skin can cause edema to be present for a longer period of time postoperatively, and thus, it may take longer to see final results of your surgery.

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