Ethnic Rhinoplasty? (photos)
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Hello and thank you for your question. Based on your photos and the pictures you have sent it is realistic to improve the shape of your nose. For an ethnic rhinoplasty the thick nasal skin would need to be thinned. Cartlidge would then be used to better define your nasal dorsum and tip. Finally excision of tissue around the nostril rim will narrow the nose.
Theodore T Nyame
Harvard trained plastic surgeon
Your nose surgery should be very straight forward in giving you your desired look .
You would need an open rhinoplasty with alar base excisions and tip grafts
Thank you for your question. Rhinoplasty, or nasal contouring, is done not only for appearance but also to improve breathing. Your cosmetic desires could be achieved for aesthetic purposes through a rhinoplasty. Your surgeon will pay attention to your breathing ways as well as the nose's fit with your natural characteristics. I suggest that you move forward to consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
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Open rhinoplasty, some advices:
Thank you very much for the questions.
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.
African American Rhinoplasty
Its possible to make changes with reasonable expecations. The best way to visualize potential results from a rhinoplasty is get computer imaging performed by several surgeons that perform African American Rhinoplasty. You should also look at the surgeons and before and afters and try to find one that has results you really like. Its imperitive to find a good surgeon that does African American rhinoplasty routinely as this will avoid revision surgery in the future.
You can get your "dream nose"
You have beautiful features. Your heart-shaped face, high and full cheek bones, and almond-shaped eyes are fabulous. The top of your nose is narrow and straight but does widen towards the base. Depending on the size of your nasal bone, you may need a graft along the top of your nose. The middle and base will need to be narrowed. With the nasal cartilage we can trim, reposition and use sutures to shape. The skin on either side of the nostril will need to be reduced by direct excision. Remember, after rhinoplasty, it may take a full year to see your final results, but you will definitely appreciate the narrowed look post-operatively. Good luck with your procedure!
Rhinoplasty Goals Achievable? Yes
Thank you for your pictures. You can achieve more tip definition and a overall smaller nose with a rhinoplasty. The biggest challenge is thick skin which can prevent more defined changes. I believe your desires are achievable. I recommend an in office consultation with a rhinoplasty surgeon where you can do computer imaging so you can best communicate your expectations. Best of luck!
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