What Is an African American Rhinoplasty?
As a subset of primary rhinoplasty, an African American rhinoplasty offers a safe, effective cosmetic nose surgery for African Americans. It allows a person to modify the nose – perhaps the most prominent characteristic of the face – to enhance the facial appearance.
In many instances, an African American rhinoplasty may be performed to ensure the size and shape of the nose complement an individual’s other facial features. Or, an African American nose job may be completed to restore damaged or impeded nasal functions.
It also is important to note that African American nose surgery is complex. Therefore, it is paramount to choose an African American rhinoplasty specialist who possesses comprehensive training and experience. An African American rhinoplasty specialist will study a patient’s facial features, offer surgery recommendations and deliver the best and most natural-looking results.
How Does an African American Nose Job Differ from a Traditional Nose Job?
An African American rhinoplasty may be used to address characteristics that are unique to the African American nose, including:
- Wide Nasal Ala (Nostrils):An African American nose surgery enables a person to reduce the flare of the nostrils and make them appear smaller.
- Wide Nasal Tip:With anAfrican American rhinoplasty, an individual can thin and reshape the cartilage in the lower portion or tip of the nose.
- Wide or Low Nasal Bridge:If the bridge of the nose is too wide, too low, or both too wide and too low, African American nose surgery may help an individual correct this issue.
A facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon requires a high level of expertise to complete a successful African American nose job. Selecting an African American rhinoplasty specialist like Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery ensures an individual can enjoy the benefits of an effective African American nose job.
What Is an African American Revision Rhinoplasty?
Along with an African American nose job, African American revision rhinoplasty surgery is available.
An African American revision nose job is intended for African American patients who previously underwent a nose surgery but did not achieve their desired results. It can also be performed on African American patients who experienced aesthetic or functional problems of the nose following rhinoplasty surgery.
For patients who are considering an African American revision nose job, Dr. Azizzadeh can help. He can assess a patient’s nose and other facial features and learn about their initial nose surgery. If Dr. Azizzadeh believes an African American revision nose surgery is the best course of action, he can put together a rhinoplasty treatment plan to accommodate his patient’s request.
What Happens During an African American Wide Nose Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Azizzadeh prepares a patient in the weeks leading up to an African American nose surgery. He may recommend a patient stop taking certain medications before an African American nose job. Dr. Azizzadeh may also ask a patient to stop smoking prior to surgery.
An African American nose job can require several hours to perform, depending on the extent of work required during the procedure. The initial recovery time after surgery is one to two weeks, and a patient can achieve the full results of an African American rhinoplasty within one to two years of treatment.
Dr. Azizzadeh provides in-depth instructions to help a patient manage African American nose job recovery. Dr. Azizzadeh is available to assist a patient throughout their recovery as well.
Dr. Azizzadeh's Approach to African American Nose Surgery
Dr. Azizzadeh is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a practice located in Beverly Hills, CA. He is an African American rhinoplasty specialist and will offer extensive support before, during and after nose surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh also will track a patient’s progress after nose surgery to ensure this person can achieve his or her treatment goals.
What Should You Expect During an African American Nose Job Consultation?
During an initial African American nose job consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh meets with an individual to discuss their treatment options. He evaluates an individual’s facial appearance, learns about their medical history, and finds out whether this person is a viable candidate for African American nose surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh also teaches an individual about each step of an African American nose job, explains the recovery process, and responds to any treatment concerns and questions.
What Distinguishes Dr. Azizzadeh from Other African American Rhinoplasty Surgeons?
African American nose surgery can be beneficial if it is performed by an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who understands all aspects of treatment. By partnering with Dr. Azizzadeh, an African American nose job patient can receive unprecedented support.
Dr. Azizzadeh recognizes that an African American rhinoplasty patient’s nose is unique, and he tailors a treatment plan to accommodate his patient. He works closely with a patient throughout the African American nose surgery process, ensuring the patient can achieve a nose that corresponds to their facial appearance.