Can I, black woman, change my nose it could look like this? (photos)
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Change my nose
African american rhinoplasty
Thank you for your pictures and your question. The most important part of achieving good results in rhinoplasty is ensuring facial harmony. When we look at a person's face, the first thing we look at are the eyes, then the mouth, followed by the ears, hair position, and finally the nose. When there is disruption in the esthetic harmony of the face, the nose jumps out. Importantly, there should be facial harmony that is ethnically appropriate for this very reason.
You are correct in your assessment of increasing dorsal height, narrowing the alar bases and improving nasal tip. During physical exam your physician would be able to tell you what is possible and what is not as african american nasal skin is often thicker with thinner cartilages - therefore there is a lot more work that needs to be done in order to achieve higher degrees of definition and projection. This can make the surgery more involved than expected for someone who is not experienced with ethnic noses. I would urge you to seek out someone who has extensive experience with ethnic rhinoplasty during your consultation process as they can further elaborate in person after doing a physical exam. Best of luck on your consultations. I like that you know what you want and want to evaluate the expectations prior to diving in. I hope some of this helps.
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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.Kind regards,Dr. Emmanuel Mallol.-
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