Dr. David Kim – Rhinoplasty – The Structural Approach To Rhinoplasty – Part 5

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Thin skin vs. thick skin in rhinoplasty. http://dwkimmd.com The difference of thick skin and thin skin in rhinoplasty is very important to understand. With thick skin it is better to expand the nose and create a contour that stretches the skin envelope so that you can see the changes. With thin skin there is more flexibility in making a reduction but any changes will be revealed through thin skin. Thin skin contracts over time. There is a continued progression of skin changes after surgery. 

The nasal septum serves as a structural wall that holds up the nose. 

The L strut must be strong by the end of the surgery. Structural rhinoplasty aims to prevent L strut problems by keepint the L strut strong.

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