Question: I have been told that I have very thin facial and nasal skin. Would this be a problem if I wanted to have a nose job?
Answer: Every patient has variations in their nasal cartilages, nasal bones and nasal skin as well as the rest of their facial anatomy and features. Some are unique to certain races and ethnicities and others are unique to each individual person. At the end of the day, each person will have a unique set of anatomic features and their nose should fit their face and their nose job should be carried out in a way to take into account all of these unique variables. A person with thin skin can end up with great rhinoplasty results if the rhinoplasty is done meticulously and symmetrically and then Alloderm or Temporalis fascia or crushed cartilage is used as a camouflage underneath the skin. I would have to see you, examine you, feel your nose and your nasal skin and do computer imaging before I can show you what your rhinoplasty options may be. I can see you in Northern Virginia 20170 or in Chevy Chase Maryland 20815 close to Washington DC.