Are there any videos that show the different types of Rhinoplasty for ethnic rhinoplasty..if you could post some that would be great..thanks
African American or Ethnic Rhinoplasty Videos?
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Ethnic Rhinoplasty Video
Here is a video more focused on understanding how I approach different types of ethnic noses, including African-American rhinoplasty. Ethnic preservation and enhancement allows one to create a natural result instead of one that does not fit the face well like traditional Western rhinoplasty on an ethnic nose.
Dr. Sam Lam
Ethnic rhinoplasty videos
Videos shown on the Internet are going to be too technical or too general to understand whether related to Caucasian or ethnic rhinoplasty.
It is much more important to find a surgeon who has performed thousands of rhinoplasty surgeries that you feel comfortable with, that is well-qualified, is board certified in facial plastic surgery. The operating room where your surgery is to be performed in should be certified by an accrediting body and a board certified anesthesiologist should be administering and monitoring your anesthesia.
African-American rhinoplasty is best shown by results.
There are many videos on the internet. Unfortunately, this does not show the 1 year result which is the most important issue. See an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon that does many of these noses and will have you meet with live patients. The video can look good and the 1 year result quite poor.
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Rhinoplasty videos won't help you
You need to speak to the surgeon. A video will only show you the general steps involved in a rhinoplasty that do not differ when it comes to different ethnic backgrounds of patients. The doctor will be able to vary how much they do -- but the basic techniques in a nose job don't change depending on your ethnic background.
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