Question : I’m an African American female and the tip of my nose is too wide. Can a rhinoplasty narrow the tip of my nose? Will there be scarring?
Answer : African American rhinoplasty is a very challenging type of rhinoplasty. The surgeon should have a good grasp of the anatomy and also the aesthetics of the African-American nose in order to gain good results. The tip can be refined, but it’s very important to refine and narrow the tip appropriately. If the tip is over-resected or over-refined, the tip can become a sharp point which looks very abnormal and in other cases it can become just a little button on the tip of your nose which is very unattractive. The placement of the incisions is also very important in African American rhinoplasty to make sure that any scars that result are inconspicuous.