Hello, I have been seriously thinking about getting a rhinoplasty done in the UK or in the US. After many research, I found that it would be better for me to have it done with an experienced ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon which is hard to find in the UK. However, I am willing to travel to get it done. For my nose, I find it wide with big nostrils. How could the width and nostrils be reduced?
What Could Be Done to my Nose? (photo)
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African American Rhinoplasty
African American Rhinoplasty is a highly specialized form of rhinoplasty. You should find a surgeon that can show you many before and afters and image your photos. Below are weblinks related to African American Rhinoplasty that I have created specifically for Ethnic and African American Rhinoplasty. You can also email your pictures and I will gladly image them for you.
African American rhinoplasty.
Your nose can have the base narrowed and the tip and bridge refined,etc. I have found over the past 35 years of doing noses such as yours that creating a refined version of A-A noses best; not trying to make them into Caucasian overdone noses.
Reducing width of nose tip and nostrils
Narrowing the nostrils is performed through alar based incisions, known as an alarplasty. About 4-6 mm of skin at the floor of the nose will need to be removed to narrow the alar base. Tip suturing techniques to narrow the tip cartilages are also performed at the same time as well as Osteotomies to narrow the nasal bones and sidewalls. This can all be done through closed rhinoplasty techniques without making the incision across the columella which is very important, most particularly in darker skinned individuals.
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I treat a lot of patients of many different ethnicities because New York is truly the melting pot of the world. Of course an exam in person is critical to really tell what can be achieved for you. Good luck.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty - Narrowing the Nose
It's obvious from your photos that you are an attractive woman whose nose is just out out of proportion to the rest of her facial features. A procedure for you would probably include a narrowing of the nostrils, refining of the tip to better define and project it as well as narrowing of the nasal bones. Your profile seems fine to me although you may prefer to have it raised some. What ultimately could be done would depend upon what your specific goals are and how talented your surgeon is. You should be able to see attractive changes for the better after a nasal surgery with an experienced Plastic Surgeon. Best of Luck Dr Harrell