There are many factors that your facial plastic surgeon will want to consider prior to your rhinoplasty to determine the best surgical approach for your unique situation. One such factor is the natural thickness of your skin. See how skin thickness plays a role in your rhinoplasty procedure and results, as well as what to expect during your nose job consultation.
How Skin Thickness Affects Nose Job Results
Generally speaking, most people have moderate skin thickness. However, a number of factors can influence the quality and thickness of your skin, including genetics, sun exposure, aging and lifestyle habits.
Thinner skin typically allows for enhanced definition in rhinoplasty results and can also accelerate the healing process, as less swelling may be present. However, thinner skin can also allow minor imperfections to show through more prominently than with thicker skin.
Thicker skin has the advantage of hiding small imperfections, though achieving the same level of definition as with thinner skin can pose a challenge.
Your facial plastic surgeon will take the thickness of your skin into account when customizing the details of your rhinoplasty procedure.
How Is Skin Thickness Determined?
An experienced facial plastic surgeon can thoroughly assess the natural anatomy of your nose, including the quality and thickness of your skin, during your nose job consultation. Because rhinoplasty is such an intricate and detailed procedure, it is crucial that you work with a qualified professional who specializes in facial plastic surgeries.
For more information about what to expect before your nose job or to schedule a consultation today, call our Boston office at 857-350-4205 or contact us online.