The Art of Rhinoplasty & Nose Jobs for African Americans –
Just as people from different ethnic backgrounds typically have different hair texture, eye color or skin tone – people of different ethnicities also generally have different nasal shapes. Typically, though not always, men and women of African American descent have a shorter nose and/or a wider base of the nose with more so-called “flared” nostrils.
Ideals of beauty vary from culture to culture, from country to country to country, and even from decade to decade. It takes a talented rhinoplasty surgeon like Dr. Ali to understand how to enhance a woman’s natural beauty by restructuring the nose to complement the rest of the face, without erasing the ethnic heritage that makes you who you are.
In other words, to put it bluntly, it is important for African Americans to seek out a plastic surgeon who does not just “generalize” African rhinoplasty and give everyone a “Caucasian” nose.
An African American rhinoplasty specialist, like Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali, will take a more personalized approach to rhinoplasty for men and women of color – customizing each
Unique Considerations of African American Nose Jobs
Some of the distinct characteristics of African American noses are visible from the outside, while there are other differences that are within the nasal structure itself, below the surface. And because the anatomy of the nasal framework and nasal bones of African American patients can differ from other ethnicities, it is essential that the plastic surgeon understand these differences.
The tip cartilage of African Americans tends to be less prominent than in Caucasians, and this smaller projection can result in nostrils that are wider or “flared”.
Further, the nasal skin of African American populations is often thicker as well as more prone to scarring than the skin of other ethnicities, and a skilled plastic surgeon will understand this – to ensure there is no visible scarring.
Also, because the nasal bones of some black men and women have a more horizontal than vertical orientation, simply fracturing the nasal bones often will not allow them to be narrowed sufficiently. In these cases, an autologous grafts – which are cells taken from your own body to build the nasal bridge – may be needed to increase the definition of the bridge of the nose. This process can build up a low nasal bridge and wider tip, to improve facial balance and proportion, without giving you a nose that looks “out of place.”
Best African American Rhinoplasty & Nose Job Surgeon
Dr. Ali understands that one-size-fits-all never applies to beautiful noses. He will customize a rhinoplasty for you that offers the aesthetic alterations you desire, without erasing your ethnic background.
Before performing an African American rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Ali will carefully examine your nasal structure and consult with you on the best course of action to ensure a naturally beautiful result – ensuring optimal harmony between the nose and the rest of your face, while preserving the natural beauty of your African American heritage.