Addressing thick nasal skin in Hispanic nose job patients
Published on by Batniji Facial Plastic Surgery
Are there general things that Hispanic patients want changed about their nose with rhinoplasty?
Some of the more common requests I hear from my Hispanic patients who seek rhinoplasty include a desire to refine the appearance of the nasal tip and narrow the nostrils. The nasal tip refinement in Hispanic patients can be a challenge due to the fact that Hispanics typically have thick nasal skin. This thick nasal skin camouflages the cartilage that forms the shape of the nasal tip. In these situations, I may use several options to achieve refinement of the nasal tip, including suturing techniques and tip grafting techniques. Narrowing the wide nostrils is achieved with nasal base reduction techniques.