Question : I’m African American and I’ve heard that the skin thickness will affect the result of my rhinoplasty. How is this so?
Answer : Rhinoplasty in patients of African descent must be done with great care and knowledge of the appropriate techniques. The technique varies based on ethnicity. If your skin is thicker, then the techniques used have to be appropriate so that the result will be satisfactory and the definition and the appearance of your nose will be what you expect. Similarly, in some patients of European or British heritage, the skin is very, very thin and the techniques must be adjusted to make sure that the sculpting of the underlying cartilage is handled in fashion that the result appears natural.