A highly experienced and skilled rhinoplasty surgeon will be able to understand the subtleties of African-American rhinoplasty.
Such a surgeon will be able to develop a balanced and desirable nose that enhances the natural beauty of the patient.
Each patient is unique and has specific aesthetic goals. Some issues that African-American experience and seek correction for are as follows:
- Wide nostrils.
- A wide or excessively large nasal tip.
- A wide and low nose bridge.
- Soft septal cartilage.
When addressing these issues, the surgeon will take special care to preserve and enhance the innate beauty of African-American patients. They will ensure that the patient appears as an enhanced version of themselves, with a more appealing nose shape that better suits their face.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides ethnic cosmetic nose surgery to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding communities.
An Overview of African-American Rhinoplasty
In preparing for the African-American nose reshaping cosmetic surgery, the surgeon will spend a significant amount of time with the patient to assess their anatomy and how it relates to their nose.
They will work closely with the patient to develop a customized surgical plan to achieve their desired nose.
It is important that the surgeon carefully preserves their ethnic identity when working with ethnic rhinoplasty patients. The procedure should focus on creating an overall beautiful and harmonious appearance.
The surgery will commence with the patient being placed under general anesthesia for their safety and comfort. After that, the surgeon will place a series of targeted incisions within the nostrils or on the outside of the nose.
A Key Decision
This is a critical part of the ethnic rhinoplasty procedure, and the surgeon will cautiously explain the benefits and risks associated with each incision option to the patient beforehand. This will allow the patient to determine which incision option is in their best interest.
Following the placement of the incisions, they will lift the soft tissues of the nose and resize and reshape the nose structure.
They will address the aesthetic imperfections that are most concerning to the patient to achieve a desirable nasal appearance. After creating a beautiful new nose shape, the surgeon will carefully seal the incisions to minimize any future scarring and ensure a discreet surgical result.
What to expect during Recovery
The surgeon will place a protective splint to cover the nose right after the procedure. This will remain in place as the patient returns home to recover. At this time, the patient can expect some inflammation, and pain and congestion in the nose area. However, these side effects should resolve by themselves within the next few days.
As the patient heals, they will need to avoid aggressive activity and tasks that may irritate or cause strain on the nose. Most patients will be able to return to work and resume their normal routine within a week. However, the surgeon may offer more personalized instructions during their post-op consultations.
Are you a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
An African-American rhinoplasty may be a suitable option for patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose and seek to address it in a permanent manner to attain a more attractive appearance.
Ideal candidates for this procedure should be in good health, non-smokers, and have reasonable expectations from rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery. While this procedure will create a beautiful, proportionate nose, it will not alter the patient’s identity in a manner that strips away their ethnic identity.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas for ethnic nose surgery.
Serving patients in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Roswell, Marietta, Georgia and surrounding areas.