Ethnic Rhinoplasty Expert Discusses Skin Thickness and Its Effect on the Rhinoplasty Procedure


Dr. Kevin Sadati, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is based out of Newport Beach, California, recently evaluated the impact of skin thickness on the rhinoplasty procedure. He published important information regarding thick skin and the rhinoplasty procedure on his blog, which is featured on the practice website.

"As a facial plastic surgeon who specializes in the rhinoplasty procedure, I feel it is important that all of my patients understand the impact that various factors have on this surgery," said Dr. Sadati, who works with patients throughout the entire Orange County area. "Skin thickness can have a significant impact on the results of the surgery, especially in male patients. It is important that patients understand this so that they can have a realistic expectation of their surgical results."

Dr. Sadati feels that all patients need to understand the following notes about skin thickness and its overall impact on the rhinoplasty procedure:

Thick skin can be beneficial as it helps to hide the deformities in the structure of the nose and is not as prone to scarring. Patients who have thick skin, often, do not have to have invasive rhinoplasty procedures, because their skin will cover up a lot of the structural deformities that are present. It is unlikely that there will be scarring after the surgery is complete.

Thick skin is heavy and can damage the structure of the nose. This is one of the largest detriments to having thick nasal skin because it can make correcting issues difficult for the surgeon. Dr. Sadati uses specialized techniques when working with patients who have thick nasal skin so that he can ensure there is no further damage to the nasal structure after the operation is complete.

The thickness of a patient's skin is often determined by genetics. Male patients are more likely to have thicker skin than female patients. In addition, patients of different cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities will find that there is a difference in the thickness of their skin. For example, African American patients are more likely to have thicker skin than patients of other ethnicities.

Any patient who is considering a rhinoplasty procedure should understand that their individual traits will impact the work that the surgeon can do during the operation. Environmental and biological factors help to determine the course of action that the surgeon will take during the surgery, and Dr. Sadati specializes in creating individualized surgical plans for each patient he works with at his practice.

"It is essential that patients work with a surgeon who understands that there is no one-size-fits-all nose," Dr. Sadati said. "I take the time to familiarize myself with each patient and his or her anatomical structure. I take note of their ethnicity and ask about their lifestyle in order to create a nose that will improve their appearance in a natural way. Every patient deserves to be confident in their nose, and I believe that the best result is a nose that looks natural on a person's face."

Patients who are interested in a rhinoplasty procedure should work with an expert facial plastic surgeon who has plenty of years of experience. For the past decade, Dr. Sadati has provided patients with the results they have been dreaming about for years. For more information, patients can set up a free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Sadati.
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