My Nose is Too Wide I Want my Nose To Be Pointy but with a Droopng Tip Like Middle Eastern? (photo)

is this possible? below i have a picture of my nose(im the black girl) and pics of the noses i like

Doctor Answers 7

Good Rhinoplasty Respects Your Ethnicity

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There are structural differences in the cartilage and skin that would make it impossible to transform an African-American nose into a Middle-Eastern type nose. However, the shape of your nose can be modified to better suit your lovely face by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has expertise in ethnic rhinoplasty. This will be accomplished by narrowing your nostrils and refining the tip of your nose. An in-person consultation will give you a better idea of what your results will be. I hope this helps.

Decreasng Width of African American Nose

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A goal of the African American rhinoplasty is to narrow and refine the nasal tip and nasal base. While your nose can be significantly improved  it will not be as narrow as the examples provided because of your thick nasal skin. A surgeon experienced in ethnic noses will establish reasonable expectations.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Limitations of rhinoplasty

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It is very difficult to take an African American nose and turn it into a Middle Eastern nose.  There are adjustments that can be made to augment the nasal bridge and to narrow the nostrils and tip.  

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 157 reviews


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Achieving your goals from rhinoplasty surgery is the goal.  It is best to go on a consultation to be evaluated.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

African American Rhinoplasty Requires an expert Rhinplasty Surgeon

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I would strongly recommend you make consultations with rhinoplasty surgeons who are experienced in African-American Rhinoplasty.  It is impossible to make you nose look exactly like the photos you have shown.  Changes can be made that would get you closer to what you desire.  Make appointments for consultations with multiple surgeons. Look at lots of before and after photos. Board certification by The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery orThe American Board of Otolaryngology   is preferred. Warmest regards.

Dr. Pippin

Gregory Pippin, MD
Metairie Facial Plastic Surgeon

Rhinoplasty for the African-American nose.

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Rhinoplasty for the African-American nose involves refining the nasal tip, narrowing the nostrils and narrowing the nasal width. The tip can be more pointy but still look natural!

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

In search of a pointy nose

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Your nose is not going to look like the second or third photo.You have a broad nose with thick skin that can be improved but not with the final result you presently want.

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