The nose is what most people first notice about a person’s face. Because the nose is central to the face, it affects how the other features are integrated, and if they are not symmetrical as a whole, it could create the illusion of an aged appearance. Ideally, the nose should not distract attention away from the eyes or lips but rather draw interest to those features and fade into the background of the face. Properly sculpted, a wide nose rhinoplasty can be so aesthetically successful that patients appear to be many years younger and have a “refreshed” look.
African American patients tend to have wider noses than Asian, Middle Eastern, or Caucasian patients. The nose that appears “too wide” can be too wide in basically three different areas. This includes the bridge, base, and tip of the nose. Each of these areas can be addresses and corrected in the same rhinoplasty procedure. Some consider the tip of their nose too bulbous, the nostrils flare too much, or the bridge is too broad. Our African American patients hold preservation of ethnic identity in high regard as they seek to enhance facial attractiveness. During surgery the nasal bones can be narrowed, the nostrils brought in and the tip narrowed. This will give a more sculpted, pleasing appearance to the nose particularly if a patient has a somewhat oval face with a wide nosepreventing a disproportionate balance of facial features. The objective of any rhinoplasty procedure is to create the proper proportions. For before and after pictures of African American rhinoplasty click here.
Patients come to a pre-op consultation so that their nose can be examined to determine unique anatomic features that may need correction or refinement to ensure desired results. Digital photographs are taken including front, profile, and forty five degree angle views and then morphed with a computer program so that the final results can be seen. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthetic allowing patients to go home and recuperate in the comfort of their own home. It is suggested that patients have supervision for 24 hours after the procedure to allow for optimal recovery time. Dr. William Silver has a new location and serves countless patients in the Atlanta and surrounding areas including East Cobb, Marietta, Roswell, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Alpharetta, and beyond. Call his office today to schedule your consultation.