Question : I’m African American and I’d love to get a nose job because I’ve never really liked how wide and flat my nose is, but I’m terrified of looking like so many black celebrities who have such obvious nose jobs. Is there any way to make sure that I get a natural result and not an obvious one?
Answer : Yes. I specialize in creating natural results. When I analyze the face in my preop consultation, I try to make sure that the changes that are suggested will lead to a very natural result. I operate on models and other patients who are photographed regularly. I make sure that the changes are very, very subtle so that only the patient can see that their appearance has been improved. No one looks at them and assumes that they’ve had a nose job. The goal of the rhinoplasty surgeon for the African American patient is to enhance their natural features. It is important to make sure that the techniques are used appropriately so that they’re not creating unnatural features or an appearance that does not balance with the nose or otherwise looks abnormal.