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Ethnic Nose Differences

The Ethnic and African American nose presents several key anatomical differences when compared to the Caucasian nose. What does this mean when it comes to Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Surgery and even functional Septoplasty Surgery? First, traditional surgical approaches used for Nose Surgery in Caucasian patients are not advanced enough to address these anatomical differences and produce natural looking and desired results while also maintaining ethnicity. It is critical that prospective African-American and Ethnic Nose Surgery patients select an expertly trained and experienced Rhinoplasty Surgeon who is Board Certified with proven results in Ethnic and African-American Nose Surgery. While every patient has completely unique facial anatomy, Dr. Slupchynskyj has found that there are three main anatomical distinctions between Caucasian and African-American/Ethnic noses.

First, the Ethnic African-American nose does not generally have a prominent bridge (yet typically does not suffer from the same bony hump concerns that Caucasian noses do). To bring an African-American nose with a low or depressed bridge into proportion with the rest of the nose, nasal bridge augmentation may be required. To address this common concern and the overwhelming requests from his patients for bridge elevation, Dr. Slupchynskyj created and patented the SLUPimplant™. It is far superior to the “one size fits all” implants used by plastic surgeons today. Dr. Slupchynskyj customizes each SLUPimplant™ in order to give the ideal bridge height and refinement for each patient.

Second, the Ethnic African-American nose is typically wider at the nostrils than that of a Caucasian nose and with a lower tip projection. Wide nostrils can sometimes create or contribute to the appearance of an oversized nose. Nostril narrowing helps to balance the nostrils with the rest of the nose and face. Dr. Slupchynskyj has developed an advanced two-tiered surgical approach to nostril narrowing resulting in a aesthetically pleasing and balanced appearance in African-American and Ethnic noses.

Third, African-American noses also tend to have especially thick skin on the tip of the nose, additional fibro-fatty tissue in the tip and weak cartilage. Extra fatty tissue can give the nose a rounded and swollen appearance while weak cartilage contributes to the poor nasal tip definition. To remove the fatty tissue correctly while also refining and reinforcing the nasal tip cartilage, the advanced Open Rhinoplasty technique is advised. The nasal structures may be directly visualized; thus the fibro-fatty tissue can then be precisely excised while the nasal tip structures are properly supported and sculpted.

About Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj

Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj has over 20 years of surgical experience, and has helped patients of all ethnicities achieve their ideal appearance through Rhinoplasty Surgery. By recognizing that no 2 patients are alike, he is able to provide customized treatment that produces beautiful aesthetic results. If you are interested in undergoing Nose Surgery, and would like to learn more about the procedure, including how much Rhinoplasty Surgery Costs, contact The Aesthetic Institute of New York & New Jersey today.

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