Are rhinoplasty (ethnic too) surgeons usually able to perform good alarplasties as well?
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Rhinoplasty, some advices:
DR. Emmanuel Mallol.-
Alarplasty - Nostril narrowing in African American patients
Additionally, the skin sometimes can have more sebaceous glands and not hold sutures as well.
For great scars in African American patients:
1. Use a two layer closure
2. Avoid absorbable sutures in the sebaceous skin
3. Meticulous post operative care (do not move nose when blowing, etc!)
despite all of the above maneuvers, you will have a thicker scar than white skin.
Steroid injections can help post operatively.
Alarplasty and ethnic rhinoplasty
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If you are considering rhinoplasty surgery with alarplasty, view photos of your prospective rhinoplasty surgeon, with nostrils and a nasal appearance similar to yours, and see if you like the results.
Feel free to re-ask your question with modesty photos, along with a description of what you would like to achieve with rhinoplasty surgery.
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