Year after year, a large number of men and women speak to plastic surgeons to discuss the options they have available to correct or improve the appearance of their noses. Roughly 15% of those potential patients are African Americans and that number is always on the rise.
African American Rhinoplasty Before and After Patient 1: This female African American patient wanted to correct her wide nostrils and flat bridge. The after photos show that Dr. Jacono improved the nasal bridge and decreased the width of the nostrils giving this patient the aesthetic harmony to her nose she was seeking while maintaining her ethnicity.
Ethnicity plays an important role in the various shapes and sizes of one's nose and African Americans are no different in this regard. Many of Dr. Jacono's African American patients are unhappy with the nose they were born with and others look to correct their nose after a sport related injury or accident.
African American patients seek out the expertise of Dr. Jacono because they know he will tailor his approach and recommendations specific to that individual which will lead to the best surgical results and create balance to the patient's face. Dr. Jacono is able to accomplish this because he understands the unique characteristics and concerns of his African American patients and delivers results without sacrificing their ethnic characteristics and facial harmony.
Some nasal characteristics that African American patients may have are:
- A low, flat and/or wide nasal bridge
- Wide nostrils
- A broad nasal tip that lacks definition
Because of these anatomic characteristics, African American rhinoplasty is performed completely differently than in the Caucasian patient, In order to improve a flat nasal bridge, it is necessary to add to the nose not take bone and cartilage away. Dr Jacono will do this by harvesting cartilage grafts from the nasal septum (inside the nose), or from the ears of rib cartilage depending upon how mucg augmentation is required.
In cases where patients do not want cartilage grafting, he can utilize implants for the nasal bridge made out of Medpor, Gortex or other materials. It is his preference to utilize cartilage because it looks and feels more natural. To reduce the width of the bridge the nasal bones need to be narrowed and brought closer together. For those who do not want surgery, Dr Jacono can augment the bridge with injectable fillers to perform an injectable rhinoplasty using a hyaluronic acid filler like Restylane.
African American noses have nasal tip cartilages that are wider and weaker and lack support. In order to increase tip refinement and lack of projection he will often use cartilage tip grafts and strut grafts to support and define the tip. Dr Jacono hears from his African American patients that wide nostrils or wide nasal ala is one of the most common concerns. To improve this Dr Jacono performs a procedure called an alar reduction, where a small incision is made on the side of the nostril where it connects with the cheek and the extra nostril is removed. The incisions heal seamlessly with fine plastic surgery sutures.
African American Rhinoplasty Before and After Patient 2: This female patient felt her nose was too flat and that her nasal tip was drooping. Dr. Jacono performed her rhinoplasty procedure and the after results show a strong nasal bridge and a well formed nasal tip.
African American Rhinoplasty Before and After Patient 3: This female patient under went an African American nose job to help correct her flat and undefined nasal bridge, as well as, fixing her droopy nasal tip.
African American Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Before and After Patient 4: This female patient underwent a non-surgical rhinoplasty using injectable fillers to restore a more aesthetically looking nose.
Choosing a Surgeon for African-American Nose Surgery
Finding a qualified rhinoplasty surgeon in NYC should begin by looking at the surgeon’s credentials and certifications. Dr. Jacono is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon who has specialized techniques in ethnic rhinoplasty which includes nose jobs for African-American patients in his New York offices. His knowledge in the unique characteristics in the African American nose makes him one of the best surgeons performing that procedure.
It is extremely important that prospective patients understand their surgeon’s qualifications and should always review their before and after rhinoplasty patient photos before making a final decision
African-American Nose Job Candidates
If you are at least 15 years or older, a non-smoker, and in good physical health, you could be a good candidate for African-American nose surgery. To find out if you are truly a good candidate for this type of nose surgery, schedule a consultation today to meet and speak with Dr. Jacono in his Great Neck Long Island office or his New York City office today.
Learn More About African-American Nasal Surgery
To learn more about this procedure in New York, contact our office today to speak with a patient care coordinator or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jacono himself. He will be more than happy to see you in either of his office locations and answer all of your questions.