African American Rhinoplasty? (photo)

I have 4500,I really want Rhinoplasty and id like a bridge and my nostrils smaller. I've seen people with similar noses get great results. I am considering Thailand because they do a lot of rhinoplasty everyday. The price is affordable and Asians have Similar noses to African Americans. I've been in consultations in my area and all the Drs want from 7000 to 13000. It will take me another 2 year to save 3000 more dollars and that's just for the surgeon.This pic is of me get an idea.

Doctor Answers 9

For African-American rhinoplasty, look for an experienced specialist

It's really important to find a facial plastic surgeon who is Board-certified and who has proven experience in African-American rhinoplasty. They should be able to show you before and after pictures of patients with similar ethnic backgrounds and the outcomes achieved on their website and in a private consultation.Travelling to Thailand may turn out to be more costly if you don't like the results or there are complications.

Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 150 reviews

Open Rhinoplasty candidate, some advices:

Thank you very much for the question.
The harmony between facial parts makes us instinctively recognize the beauty... without knowing it, without defining it, just a perception that surprises and captivates us.

In this regard, After having analyzed all the info. and photos provided to us, i recommend you perform an Open Full Rhinoplasty, includding narrowing of the nasal base and nostrils, with nasal bones treatment (controled fracture) and alar + triangular nasal cartilages re-shaping.
With this procedure you get a delicate nose, better harmonize with your other facial features.

Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-

Emmanuel Mallol Cotes, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 269 reviews

African American Rhinoplasty?

In our practice, we use Care Credit as well as other companies; they have been used by our patients with no problems. They do have different rates so please make sure you get all of the information you need prior to signing up with any financing company.
Generally speaking, it is always in patients' best interests to achieve a certain degree of financial stability prior to undergoing elective surgery of any type. Patients should also keep in mind that additional surgery may be necessary in the short or long term, following the primary procedure that is being performed; this additional surgery may be associated out-of-pocket expenses. Again, best to achieve a physical, emotional, psychosocial, and financial “stable state” prior to considering elective plastic surgery. Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,498 reviews

African American Rhinoplasty

Be careful what you look for. Going out of the country may be cheaper in the short run, but having complications and not being able to be seen by your doctor because of the distance or needing a revision could be a problem.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Radix graft for bridge projection and alar base reduction to narrow the nostrils

Thank you for your question.

The best way to reduce the nostrils for the African American nose is alar base reduction. A radix graft is necessary for bridge projection.

Here is a link to before and after photos that show you the difference that can be achieved. This patient had both radix graft and alar base reduction.

To be sure what is right for you, see two or more board certified plastic surgeons in your area for a complete evaluation and to make sure that it is safe for you to have surgery.

I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 183 reviews

Rhinoplasty surgery in African Americans

You want a surgeon that is familiar with performing rhinoplasties on African Americans. It is important for the surgeon to understand your expectations. Many African Americans want improvement in their appearance and do not want to change the ethnicity of their nose. Computer imaging may help during your consultation. You should be able to find a surgeon in your area. Travelling to Thailand is unnecessary. There are many finance companies that finance cosmetic surgery.

Michelle Hardaway, MD
Farmington Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 113 reviews

African American Rhinoplasty

It is important to do your homework and choose an experienced surgeon who has performed many rhinoplasty surgeries. Cost can vary depending on the surgeon, the complexity of your surgery, and geographic location. Price shopping is not always the best idea when you are looking to have rhinoplasty, as it is important to have the surgery performed correctly the first time to avoid future complications. It is a good idea to do the following when considering rhinoplasty:

1) Get a few opinions from rhinoplasty specialists
2) Consider the surgeon's credentials
3) Ensure the surgeon has a good amount of before and after photos showcasing their results
4) Look for great patient testimonials for the surgeon

There are many fantastic surgeons all over the world. Many offices offer finance options that allow you to finance your surgery, and could direct you toward a financing company if the financing is not available in-house. I hope this information helps, and good luck to you.

Jonathan Kulbersh, MD
Charlotte Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 69 reviews

African American Rhinoplasty?

        I think that you will be able to find an expert rhinoplasty surgeon to accomplish those goals in the US at a price close to one you mentioned.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

African American rhinoplasty

  Many of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the world are located here in the United States. It is a really good idea  to have your procedure performed on experienced rhinoplasty surgeon who does lots of noses. Our price list and photo gallery link is located below

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 145 reviews

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