I'm currently 16 and I been planing on getting my nose done since I was 11. By 18 I hope I can get the procedures done. I want a rhinoplasty because I wish to have a more prominent nose bridge and smaller nostrils, that will hopefully give me a more older, mature look rather than a young kiddish look that I naturally have. I also want canthroplexy so my eyes can have a more oriental look, I am part Asian but I don't LOOK Asian. The problem I have is whether my expectations are realistic or not.
Would I Be a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty and Canthroplexy Surgery? (photo)
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Afro-american ethnic rhinoplasty
Cost constraints aside I cannot see why you could not have nasal surgery by the time you are 18. You will need a cartilage graft or implant to raise the bridge. The nostril narrowing will require some combination of thinning of the rims and removal of a wedge of skin from the inner lower part of each nostril. I do not think I would recommend a canthopexy based on the picture you posted though.
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Ethnic - African American Rhinoplasty
Ethnic-African American rhinoplasty is probably the most challanging procedures in plastic surgery. Make sure you find someone with lots of experience. I have a dedicated website to African American Rhinoplasty that you can look at below. As far as your eyes go and a canthopexy, I would be cautious with that. The look your looking for in your eyes has alot to do with your facial bony structure around your eyes and a canthopexy will probably not achieve the look you want. Most surgeons would probably not suggest canthopexy because of your age and lower eyelid structure.
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