One of the simplest ways of determining if you have thick of thin skin on your nose is to look in the mirror and see if the edges of your nasal tip cartilages show through the skin. If you can see the edges then your skin is thinner. If you can’t then it is thicker.
Skin thickness in rhinoplasty surgery is important because it determines how much of the underlying nasal anatomy will be visible after surgery. Thick skinned patients may not see enough of the underlying structure, while thin skinned patients may see more than they were hoping for.
The good news is that the majority of patients who have the appropriate expectations of surgery will be happy with their results. Rhinoplasty specialists will be skilled at both giving their patient a realistic assessment of what can be expected, as well as select the most appropriate techniques for that patient.
A key part of your discussion with your surgeon while in consultation should be how the quality of your skin might affect your result. A discussion of the limitations that are specific to you is critical.
Entrusting a surgeon with a central feature of your face like your nose requires a great deal of understanding of their credentials, experience, and results of procedures they’ve performed in the past. As such, patients are encouraged to seek out experienced surgeons who have performed many cosmetic rhinoplasties over a long career.
One of Canada’s top dual board-certified cosmetic facial surgeons, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi leads the team at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic and carries extensive experience, having performed thousands of cosmetic nasal surgeries for over 20 years.
Ready to take the next step in your nose job journey?
Request a complimentary pre-consultation with Dr. Buonassisi’s knowledgeable Patient Care Managers at 8 West Clinic, where you can undergo an exploration of your goals with surgery to uncover if rhinoplasty is right for your concerns and lifestyle.
You’ll also gain important in-depth information on other factors to consider before making a decision to move forward with rhinoplasty. This can include things like cost of surgery, pre-op and post-op requirements, follow-up care, and timelines for booking your surgical consultation with Dr. Buonassisi.
No matter your questions, you’ll be in the best hands. To book a pre-consultation, fill out our online form, or call (604) 670-8205 today.