What would an African-American need done to get a more defined longer nose? (photos)
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Rhinoplasty candidate, some advices:
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
Getting a more Defined Nose
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Nose surgery for African Americans
African American noses come in all shapes and sizes and an individual’s personal reasons for getting rhinoplasty vary as much.
For African Americans the areas most commonly target for change by patients are the: 1) Wide Nasal Ala – more commonly referred as the nostrils where the skin is excised to reduce the flare of nostrils and make them appear smaller. A more comprehensive approach is also done that strategically reshapes the entire nostril and not simple rely on skin excisions to address wide nostrils; 2) Wide Nasal Tip – thinning and reshaping of the cartilage in the lower third of the nose is done to address a wide and bulbous nasal tip lobule. Sometimes cartilage is borrowed (cartilage grafts) to help add structure and support to the tip of nose, giving it more definition; and 3) Nasal Dorsum – Wide Low Hump. African American patients seeking rhinoplasty often complain about the “bridge” of the nose being too wide, low or both. Surgeons attempt to narrow the nose by performing osteotomies to “break” the nose and narrow the bridge.
Wide to Narrow Nose
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