Rhinoplasty is one the most sought after facial cosmetic surgery procedures that reshapes the nose to make the face more proportionate and attractive. Due to its incredible ability to enhance the patient’s appearance and self-esteem, rhinoplasty is popular amongst men and women of all ages and backgrounds.
Though all patients undergoing rhinoplasty aim to improve their overall appearance by altering their nose, the goals and techniques will vary depending on the patient’s ethnicity. In most cases, Caucasian patients express an interest in reduction rhinoplasty, hoping to reduce the size of their nose, while African-American patients request augmentation rhinoplasty in order to enhance their nose.
A frequently asked question amongst African-American patients is whether Toronto rhinoplasty will change their ethnic features. The ultimate goal of rhinoplasty is to help you look like the best version of yourself; when performed by a qualified facial plastic surgeon experienced with ethnic rhinoplasty, this procedure will enhance your appearance while preserving your ethnic features.
Due to the distinct nature of African-American rhinoplasty, it is crucial to select a highly qualified surgeon who has extensive experience performing ethnic rhinoplasty. As a renowned Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon practicing Facial Plastic Surgery in Toronto, Dr. Philip Solomon has 20 years of experience performing African-American rhinoplasty, which gives him an intricate understanding of the unique needs of ethnic patients.
In most cases, African-American patients have thicker nasal skin and weaker nasal tip cartilage; a surgeon who is skilled in ethnic rhinoplasty will have knowledge of the surgical techniques that are best suited to African-American patients.
Although each patient is unique, in most cases, African-American patients are interested in augmenting a portion of the nose to increase its size. This alteration is requested to make the nose more proportionate to their existing facial features, thereby improving facial balance and symmetry. This can be achieved by making one or more of the following changes:
- Creating a more defined nasal tip
- Creating a more pronounced dorsal bridge
- Reducing the nostril flare
- Creating a narrower alar base (where the nostrils meet the face)
Regardless of which alterations are requested, Dr. Philip Solomon is committed to ensuring that the procedure maintains the patient’s distinctive features, enhancing rather than erasing their ethnic features. Although the aforementioned changes are commonly requested amongst African-American patients, Dr. Philip Solomon recognizes the unique nature of each client and what is best for one patient is not necessarily right for another. As such, he does not approach African-American rhinoplasty as a one-size-fits-all procedure, but instead takes the time to understand the concerns and objectives of each individual patient in order to create a personalized treatment plan designed to fulfill the patient’s goals.
To learn more about this procedure and to begin your exciting transformation, we welcome you to contact our clinic to schedule a consultation with Dr. Philip Solomon. During your consultation, Dr. Solomon will listen to your concerns, assess your nose, facial structure, and skin, and thoroughly answer all of your questions to help you determine whether African-American rhinoplasty in Toronto is right for you.
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