Do people with thick nasal skin have swelling in the nasal tip longer? I’m 6 months post-op and my nasal tip seems very swollen and I’m wondering if I’ll need a revision. I’m Hispanic and I’ve been told I have thick nasal skin.
Thick skin rhinoplasty is very different than think skin and each type of skin has its own unique techniques during rhinoplasty. I routinely have both thick skin and thin skin rhinoplasty patients and both types can expect very nice improvements but there are some limitations. What you may be experiencing may be swelling, or scar tissue or excess cartilage or a combination of these. Swelling and scar tissue can improve with time and with steroid injections. Extra cartilage needs to be shaved down with a revision. If your original plastic surgeon is too rough with your skin or elevates the skin in the wrong plane, your body will create tons of extra scar tissue.