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Information About African American Rhinoplasty with Top New York Nose Specialist, Dr. Andrew Jacono.
Every year, thousands of men and women consult plastic surgeons to correct and improve the appearance of their noses. Usually, these alterations are cosmetic, though some people undergo treatment to fix problems like deviated septum and breathing troubles. Roughly 15% of these potential surgical patients are African-American. This number is always on the rise.
Ethnicity plays a role in the shape and size of the nose. Many of Dr. Jacono’s African-American patients are unhappy with the nasal profile they were born with, while others want to correct their noses after an injury or accident.
On average, African American patients tend to have:
African American patients seek out Dr. Jacono’s expertise because he tailors his approach to individual needs. Dr. Jacono delivers the best outcomes because he understands characteristics unique to each race and ethnicity. He works tirelessly to deliver outstanding results without sacrificing his patients’ identities.
There are a few differences between standard rhinoplasty and ethnic rhinoplasty. Standard (Caucasian) rhinoplasty tends to focus on reducing dorsal humps and refining droopy nasal tips. African-American rhinoplasty, on the other hand, usually focuses on correcting wide tip cartilage, increasing nasal projection, and adding proper support. Dr. Jacono’s African American patients are commonly dissatisfied with the size and width of their nostrils.
To refine African American noses, Dr. Jacono uses tip and strut grafts to add structure and definition to the nasal tip. To reduce the width of the nasal bridge, he narrows the nasal bones and brings them closer together. He also performs a specialized procedure called an alar base reduction. During this alar base reduction, small incisions are made on either nostril, with a precise amount of tissue removed. The incisions heal seamlessly with fine sutures.
In order to raise flat nasal bridges, Dr. Jacono adds to the nose rather than removes bone and cartilage. He does this by harvesting cartilage grafts from the nasal septum, from the ears, or from the ribs. The site of extraction largely depends on how much cartilage is required to add nasal support.
If patients do not want cartilage grafting, Dr. Jacono uses nasal bridge implants. These are made of Medpor, Goretex, or other durable materials. He prefers to use cartilage, as it looks and feels more natural, but implants offer excellent results.
For those who do not want surgery, Dr. Jacono is able to augment the nasal bridge with injectable fillers called an injectable rhinoplasty. For this purpose, he usually uses Restylane, a reliable hyaluronic acid filler.
The best African American rhinoplasty candidates are at least 15 years old, do not smoke, and are in good physical health. However, to determine whether you are truly a good candidate for surgery, it is best to schedule a consultation.
Prospective patients can meet and speak with Dr. Jacono at his Great Neck, Long Island office, or at his New York City office. His Long Island office can be reached at 516-773-4646. His New York City office can be reached at 212-570-2500. Our patient care coordinators will be more than happy to schedule a consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Jacono will answer any and all questions and concerns that you may have about rhinoplasty.
All prospective rhinoplasty patients should begin by looking at the surgeon’s credentials and certifications. They should also review before-and-after surgical photographs before making a final decision.
Dr. Jacono is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in ethnic rhinoplasty. He is particularly skilled at performing surgery on African American patients. He has expert knowledge of the unique characteristics of African-American noses and offers some of the best results in the world.
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.
This female patient underwent an African American nose job to help correct her flat and undefined nasal bridge, as well as, fixing her droopy nasal tip.
This female patient underwent a non-surgical rhinoplasty using injectable fillers to restore a more aesthetically looking nose.
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