I am of Biracial Heritage. Can the Area of the Nose Between the Eyes Be Altered by Rhinoplasty To Be Made More African American?
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Can the Area of the Nose Between the Eyes Be Altered by Rhinoplasty To Be Made More African American?
The radix of the nose can be made wider with grafting and the dorsum and tip can be altered as well. This is usually done as a reconstructive measure, but this can be done as a cosmetic procedure as well. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
African American rhinoplasty
The nasal bridge can be raised or lowered depending upon what your goals are with rhinoplasty. A rhinoplasty will not change the distance between your eyes.
Altering of area between eyes.
You can have alterations of your nasal bridge performed which will create the visual illusion and perception of an increased width but the actual distance between your eyes cannot be changed.
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The with between the eyes can be increased only with major surgery.
To widen the distance between the eyes requires cutting a bone and moving the orbits which contained a eyes. This sounds like extreme surgery for minor cosmetic deformity and it is.