Thick skin versus cartilage in the nose
Without an examination by a surgeon, it's hard to determine exactly if what you are seeing is thick skin or cartilage in the nose. However, if you have prominent pores on your nose, chances are the skin is thick. Similarly, darker skin, as in African-Americans and Middle Easterners, tends to be thicker on the nose. Caucasian patients are more likely to have prominent cartilage if they see fullness on the tip of the nose. Keep in mind that these are generalizations only and may...