Am I a candidate for a closed rhinoplasty? (Photo)
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African American Nose
It is hard to judge what exactly needs to be done based on this single view that you have posted. From this view it appears that you have a small bump that needs to be removed, the nose bones and the base needs to be narrowed differentially to correct the asymmetry. You may want to consult a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in African American noses.
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You can certainly benefit from an alar reduction, and it's something that can be performed as a stand-alone procedure.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty in general, requires an understanding of the nuances of Anatomy and technique that make it different from Caucasian Rhinoplasty. Most of the time the bridge of the nose needs to be raised with grafts or implants. The tip can also be refined with a variety of techniques. It will be best to have an in person consultation to understand your anatomy and wishes.
As someone who had excellent training in both closed and open Rhinoplasty, I believe almost everything can be done via the closed approach in skilled and experienced hands. However it is much more important to work with a surgeon you trust, who has experience and good results.
Best of luck!
In my hands, for the amount of change you would like, I would have to say you need an open rhinoplasty. Particularly for the nasal tip work. Now the tip work is determined by what you want. I think a full nasal tip looks good on some people so it is an important discussion you need to have with your surgeon preoperatively.
Alar base reduction is an option there are scars with that procedure so you need to be aware of that. It is also important to look any other scars you have on your body which can give your surgeon an idea of how you will heal.
Hope this helps.
Best of luck,
Open Rhinoplasty, 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.
Dr. Emmanuel ma