African American Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty operations are as much a display of artistic skill as they are of technical practice. The amount of care and understanding that goes into it is paramount to whether or not the resulting nose is compatible with the face. It is not surprising that most plastic surgeons who perform rhinoplasties work almost exclusively with the Caucasian population, as it is easy to become specialized in a particular type of surgery. Thus, doctors who are able to understand the intricacies of ethnic identity and able to operate on individuals of varying races are highly valued in the medical field. Our doctor is one such surgeon who is highly skilled at performing rhinoplasties on many different ethnic groups. He is especially experienced and skilled in African American Rhinoplasty. The issues that usually affect African American noses are unique to their ethnic group, and our doctor knows how to make the subtle changes that will naturally boost appearances without erasing the ethnic identity of the individual. Acclaimed for his ability to craft extremely natural, harmonious noses, our surgeon’s work is praised across the Northeast, from Pennsylvania to New Jersey and into the New England capital of Boston.
Rhinoplasty is performed using an open or closed approach, which refers to where the incisions will be made to gain access to the underlying nasal structure. In a closed rhinoplasty, the incisions will be made only within the nasal cavity, completely hidden from view. In an open rhinoplasty, a tiny incision will be made at the base of the nose, allowing the doctor full access to the underlying structure. Our doctor will determine which approach is most appropriate for you based upon your unique nasal structure and the revisions required. The extreme skill and experience of our surgeon helps minimizes the likelihood of any scaring with an open rhinoplasty. Thanks to his utilization of advanced 3D high definition imaging, our doctor is normally able to provide very rapid recovery times to his patients. In addition, all incisions will be sutured with dissolvable materials to aid faster and more convenient healing. He is committed to providing the most accurate results and shortest healing times possible.
African Americans often present with a large nasal base and poor tip definition, resulting in a flatter and larger nasal appearance. Our doctor can reduce the length of the horizontal component of the nose by removing small areas of tissue from the base of the nostrils. This will reduce the appearance of the nostrils, reestablish symmetry and narrow the appearance of the nasal base. For increased tip projection, our surgeon typically uses a custom-made strut, which he will graft into thenose. This is usually more effective in thicker-skinned individuals, as the likelihood of the graft showing through the skin surface is very low. The dorsum, or slope of the nose, can be narrowed by gently sanding the surface with a hand-held instrument. The same technique can also be used to remove unsightly bumps and protrusions. If particular areas are more depressed than others, our doctor may choose to use a dermal filler to boost the appearance.
All rhinoplasty procedures are performed under full anesthesia. If you have any known reactions to anesthesia or are on any medication, be sure to let our doctor know during your consultation. While rhinoplasty operations are generally safe, adverse reactions to anesthesia are extremely serious and can be a problem for certain patients. If you are out of state, our doctor is more than happy to work with you, and has established an effective and easy system for working with remote patients. Call his office in NY to discuss a plan of action and he will ensure that your trip from PA or CA will be as painless as a twenty minute one from NJ.
Click Here For More Information