Orange County Rhinoplasty Specialist - 359 San Miguel Drive, Suite 110, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Thick Skin and Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Dr. Kevin Sadati - Board Certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery | Orange County



Thick Skin and Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

When it comes to rhinoplasty procedures and cosmetic improvements for the nose, every patient is different and has many different factors that contribute to their ultimate surgical plan. All patients will have both environmental and genetic factors that alter and change the shape of their nose, and these factors must be considered by the surgeon. Dr. Kevin Sadati takes the time to evaluate each patient who comes to his Newport Beach, California practice. He considers many different factors when creating surgical plans, including the thickness of the patient’s skin. The thickness of the male skin is an important factor in the overall success of the rhinoplasty procedure, and patients should understand why the weight of their skin plays such an important role.

Thick Skin and Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Skin that is too thin is revealing, but ultra-thick nasal skin can conceal many deformities in the nose. Thick skin heals quickly, and rarely scars. This is one of the largest benefits of having thick skin around the nose as there is virtually no scarring after the procedure is complete. In addition, the surgeon may not have to do as much work because the thickness of the skin will hide a lot of the structural deformities that are present.

Thick skin will weigh more and may damage the structural integrity of the nose. This is a downside to having thick nasal skin. The heavier the skin, the likelier it is to damage the structure of the nose. A cosmetic surgeon must be careful not to weaken the structure of the nose through the rhinoplasty procedure. In fact, this procedure can be so risky that many surgeons turn thick-skinned patients away from their practice. Dr. Sadati, however, will work with these patients and will provide them with the best results, allowing them to enjoy an improved appearance and well-structured, stable nose.

Patients of different ethnicities will find that the thickness of their skin will vary based on genetics. For instance, African American patients are known for having ultra-thick nasal skin. Dr. Sadati is aware of the differences in skin thickness based on culture and ethnicity and works to provide these patients with expert results that enhance their natural appearance while providing them the stability they need in the structure of their nose.

As with any cosmetic surgery, it is important to work with an expert surgeon who has plenty of experience. In this case, it is well worth the time and effort to find a surgeon who has worked with patients of all different ethnicities and races. Dr. Sadati has spent the past decade operating on patients of all different colors, ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds. He is familiar with skin tones, thickness and weight for all of the different ethnicities and also knows how to provide natural-looking results that allow a person to be proud of whom they are on the inside. For more information and to have the thickness of your skin evaluated before scheduling a rhinoplasty, set up a free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Sadati.