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Enhanced beauty without sacrificing heritage

Chicago’s Best African American Rhinoplasty

African American rhinoplasty is a common technique for persons wishing to keep their ethnic features while having aesthetic surgery or correcting health-related issues like deviated septums. A skillful plastic surgeon may make considerable cosmetic changes without losing the patient's valuable ethnic heritage. African American rhinoplasty takes significantly more accuracy and careful consideration than standard rhinoplasty. Dr. Shifrin, an established Chicago African American rhinoplasty surgeon, will thoroughly inspect the patient and confer with them on the best course of action to guarantee ideal harmony between the nose and the balance of the face before conducting this operation. He strives to deliver the best African American rhinoplasty Chicago has to offer.

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What is African American Rhinoplasty?

The nose can have a dramatic impact on our overall appearance.

It is in a central position on the face, and when it is out of balance, it can create disharmony amongst other facial features. African American noses have very distinct anatomical characteristics that require expert knowledge and experience to reshape. Common features that can be adjusted include:

  • Adding height to a flat nose
  • Improving projection and refining the tip
  • Narrowing the base, and bringing in the nostrils

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A Rhinoplasty by Dr. David Shifrin can have a profound effect on the appearance of the entire face, improving your self-esteem and helping you boost confidence. African American Rhinoplasty surgery utilizes advanced techniques such as rib cartilage grafting, nostril narrowing, and/or complex tip shaping. It is designed to improve the appearance of the nose and, in some cases, to improve breathing.

Breathe Better, More Beautifully

What are the benefits of African American Rhinoplasty?

There are various reasons to consider this treatment if you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose.

Many patients have ethnic rhinoplasty surgery because they have been disappointed with their nose for a long time. Perhaps your nose is abnormally broad, you have a prominent hump, or you believe your nose is too little or too large. You may have observed a bulbous tip. The ability to breathe more efficiently is a primary reason to choose African American rhinoplasty.

It is not unusual for a patient to experience breathing difficulties due to an obstructive feature. Although the primary goal of African American rhinoplasty is to improve your appearance, it can also improve the functioning of your nose, allowing you to breathe more easily.

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Your African American Rhinoplasty Procedure

The nose is formed by cartilage, bone, and skin. The way these components interact determines each individual's distinctive look. Ethnic rhinoplasty can alter the skin that covers the bone and cartilage as well as changes the contour of the cartilage and bone.

Many people, for example, would prefer to have a hump eliminated. After the hump is removed, the skin is sculpted, resulting in a straighter, more refined nose. The anatomy of an African American nose differs. Because the cartilage and bone are not supportive, problems might emerge. The cartilage can be fairly fragile, and the bones are usually flat and tiny.

In addition, the soft tissue that covers these components is hard and dense, making it ineffective in revealing changes to the cartilage and bone. Most Caucasian individuals have a solid bone skeleton covered by fragile, thin tissue. Therefore, it should be obvious why Caucasian rhinoplasty procedures fail to perform successfully for African American individuals.

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Am I a Good Candidate for African American Rhinoplasty?

The individual unhappy with either the outward look or the performance of their nose is the ideal candidate for African American rhinoplasty. In addition, the ideal candidate is in good health, does not smoke, and has reached an age when they are no longer expected to continue growing.

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African American Rhinoplasty Recovery

Most people may return to their routines within a week of getting a rhinoplasty. However, many people who need medical attention decide to take two weeks off. After two weeks after surgery, African American rhinoplasty patients can begin undertaking modest exercises like walking. A full return to activity can be made in four-six weeks following surgery.

African American Rhinoplasty Results

Results from a nose job on an African American might vary widely. Some patients will need cartilage grafting.

Others can choose permanent non-surgical rhinoplasty in a few critical areas after surgery-related recovery is complete, around three to four months later. For instance, you might make the tip stand out more by giving it a little extra height. However, in the end, patients won't care about the method used so long as they see natural outcomes. Significant alterations that cause the patient to seem excessively "different" are not ideal.

Schedule your Chicago African American rhinoplasty consultation with Shifrin Plastic Surgery today

As a member of the esteemed American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Shifrin has the experience and skill to help you achieve your goal.

If you would like to learn more about the African American Rhinoplasty procedure, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Shifrin today. Alternatively, you can call our office at (312) 502-6200 to schedule your appointment.

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African American Rhinoplasty
Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Shifrin extends his expertise to all ethnicities, including Asian rhinoplasty. Ethnic rhinoplasty is commonly used to improve the nasal bridge or tip in Asian patients. The smaller and shorter nasal bones typical of Asian noses contribute to this characteristically wide and flat profile. As a result, most Asian rhinoplasties aim to improve the bridge of the nose. This is typically only possible with donor cartilage from another area of the patient's body. Through this method, Dr. Shifrin can provide the desired results.

When a patient undergoes surgery, there is always a danger of bleeding, infection, scars, or anesthetic side effects.

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