I keep reading that skin thickness is important to the outcome of nose surgery. Why is this? How do you know if you have thin skin or thick skin?
Skin thickness is important in rhinoplasty. Patients with thick nose skin have to set their expectations for significant refinement lower as the thick skin will prevent a chiseled nasal result. Patients with thin skin also have risks because any sort of irregularity will show through the skin. The results can be excellent, but the cartilage shaping needs to be perfect or the imperfections will show. Medium skin thickness is arguably the best as it allows for nice refinement to occur with some covering any irregularities that may occur to be concealed.
Posted by Dr. Buckingham