Bottom line is that I'm not happy with nose and would like to have rhinoplastic surgery. (photos)
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African American Rhinoplasty
African American Rhinoplasty is a specialty and might be the right surgical option for you.
The issues you describe that make you unhappy with your nose are not uncommon and I would say by
looking at your initial picture on the left that it is a possibility to achieve the rhinoplasty result you want.
It is very pleasing to hear that you want your nose to mesh with the rest of your facial features. That is crucial as it creates a harmonious appearance with your existing facial features. There is no one size fits all nose job. In your particular case, you would fall into the category of African-American Rhinoplasty surgery. Many of my African-American patients express they do not want to lose their ethnic identity or appear too Caucasian.
Changing your nasal aesthetics in too dramatic of a manner is one of the major motivations that caused me to make African American rhinoplasty a distinct focus of my practice. There are very specific and common nasal features in the African American community that are unique and when you research plastic surgeons you need to understand that board certifications matters. You need to research Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeons. Specifically, research rhinoplasty surgeons that specialize in African American nose surgery.
I think you have very realistic expectations and I would encourage you to research your options and schedule 2 or 3 consultations to find a surgeon that you have a unified vision with. You have to be on the same page as your surgeon to achieve your desired result.
Philip J. Miller, MD, FACS
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Bottom line is that I'm not happy with nose and would like to have rhinoplastic surgery.
Thank you for your question. Yes, Alar Wedge reduction would bring your nostrils in nicely to reduce the width, also a tip-plasty to refine and reshape the cartilage on the tip of your nose would further lessen the diameter resulting in a much more feminine and esthetically pleasing shape. A dorsal implant could be inserted to correct the height of your nose bridge for better profile symmetry.
Creating the appearance of wider eyes could be achieved by an osteotomy.
For the reshaping of your face, to narrow the appearance, you may be a candidate for micro-laser-liposuction. This will narrow the shape of your face using micro-technology with skin tight properties. Over the progressing several months afterwards you will continue to see further narrowing of your dermal layers as the collagen and elasticity is re-stimulated creating a tighter and more contoured jawline.
We offer Concierge services for our out of state surgical patients. Always schedule your consultation with a Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive or Cosmetic Surgeon.
Best of Luck!
It is possible
Rhinoplasty to narrow a wide nose
Bottom line is that I'm not happy with nose
This is a doable project but it is not simple. See a board certified plastic surgeon for good advice. Good luck.
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