Wanting rhinoplasty. Overall smaller nose and bridge. More Caucasian nose is it possible? (photo)

(Me in the pic)(African American girl)

Doctor Answers 6

African American Rhinoplasty

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Yes its possible to achieve this in an ethnic rhinoplasty in the right surgical hands. To get a better idea of what is possible, computer imaging will give you a pretty good idea. See link and video below.



New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Open rhinoplasty candidate, some advices:

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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.

Kind regards

Emmanuel Mallol Cotes, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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More Refined Nasal Appearance

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Without a doubt, your nose can be changed surgically to reflect a more refined appearance. If you are very motivated to look into this then see a surgeon who has experience in nasal surgery and get the information you need to make an informed choice. With the right surgeon and reasonable expectations you should most likely be very pleased with the results of surgery.  Best of Luck    Dr Harrell

African American rhinoplasty?

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African American rhinoplastywill give you a better looking and feminine nose. The nostrils and nasal bones can be narrowed and the tip refined etc. See a very experienced rhinoplasty surgeon who can show you many examples of his results with AA rhinoplasty results. 

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Wanting rhinoplasty. More Caucasian nose is it possible?

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Rhinoplasty absolutely would make a wonderful improvement. From the limited photo, you appear to be a very good candidate for rhinoplasty, often called ethnic rhinoplasty, which i perform on a routine basis. The procedure would entail reshaping the cartilage of the tip, as well as adding additional cartilage for refinement, projection and definition. The lower one third of your nose looks larger in relation to the overly low nasal dorsum, or bridge. The nasal bones are also narrowed in select cases.  The dorsum would need to be augmented, or added to to create the appropriate balance as in the photos you sent. This will create a nice natural looking straight dorsum, or bridge to your nose. There are several options for dorsal grafts including synthetic material or use of your own natural tissues, which is generally preferred. Lasty, reducing the flare of the nostrils, in appropriate candidates, will further narrow the appearance of the nose.  At times, it helps our patients conceptualize the described procedure with computer imaging. You must first start with a consultation by a board certified plastic surgeon who has much experience in ethnic rhinoplasty. Best of Luck. Dr Sam Gershenbaum


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Thank you for your question. I suggest that you move forward to consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon. During the in-person examination, please keep in mind that the most attractive nose is the one that is both proportionate to your face and symmetrical.  

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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