African American Rhinoplasty
Dr.Kassir is a leading rhinoplasty expert for African American rhinoplasty. Dr.Kassir has a specialized approach to reducing the nostrils, reducing the width, and adding structure for those with ethnic noses. His preservation-focused technique ensures for quicker recovery and fewer complications.
— Lucero, Mariah, March 30, 2020
ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICAN RHINOPLASTY
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Is your nose too wide? Are you looking to reduce the width of your nostril? Want to add shape and straighten your nose.
African-American Rhinoplasty in New Jersey by Dr. Kassir offers patients from around the world the option to reduce and define their ethnic nose. Dr. Kassir has performed over 8,000 rhinoplasties with patients from over 199 countries; making him an international expert in ethnic rhinoplasty. With clinics in NJ, African-American patients have the option to see Dr. Kassir in person or meet virtually for a consult and to book their surgery date. See just a few of hundreds of examples of Dr. Kassirs work on Instagram and in our gallery.
What is an African-American rhinoplasty?
An african-american rhinoplasty, also known as an african-american nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure performed to narrow the nose, add structure to the nose, and reduce the width of the nostrils. Specific to african-americans; the nose has ethnically distinct features which Dr. Kassir has specialized in since 1997. Typically, the desired look is to make the nose smaller and sharper than it is. The rhinoplasty procedure is a permanent way to enhance the features of the nose. The nostril size, bridge size, height, and overall width of the nose can be improved in an african-american rhinoplasty.
Dr. Kassir also trains other plastic surgeons in modern rhinoplasty techniques involving specialized tools for african-american rhinoplasty. With some of the best results after surgery for patients, Dr. Kassir's patients face a very short recovery time and improved definition to their nose. These techniques and Dr. Kassir's experience prevent the "fake" look for the nose, and develop a nose intertwined with goal images and the nose that best fits the patient's face. The surgery takes about 1 hour and the splint is removed on the 6th or 7th day to reveal your nose. The immediate post-surgery photos are examples of what the nose will look like after a rhinoplasty. There will be swelling and a slight enhancement of the changes that were made, but the swelling will go does by use of Dr. Kassir's rhinoplasty post-op kit and frequent check-ins.
What can an African American rhinoplasty do?
An ethnic nose job can add shape and reduce the size of the nose or nostrils to improve the overall appearance of the nose. This enhancement can cause the entire face to look younger, more defined, and well-contoured. We perform African American rhinoplasties in New Jersey for patients in the area and those who fly in. You can use this to corrects:
- Wider nasal bridges
- Lower nasal bridges
- Thicker skin
- Wider, more bulbous nasal tips
- Thicker soft tissue overlying the nasal tip
- Softer cartilage
- Nasal tips that appears to droop
- Shorter nasal tips
- Wider variability in nostril shape
- Greater nostril flare (bigger nostril curvature)
Are you a good african american rhinoplasty candidate?
The best candidates for african-american rhinoplasty surgery will:
Wish to improve one of the features above
Are generally healthy
Have considered an african-american rhinoplasty to improve their image for some time
Are able to do a video or office consult to show digitally edited and expected results
Recovery from african-american rhinoplasty
The most important thing to remember is adherence to our recovery guidelines. This includes the use of Dr. Kassir's rhinoplasty recovery kit and the medical-grade recovery skincare line. Together, this routine will prevent the occurance of unwanted or uneven scarring and ensure your nose recovers quickly. After surgery you may have packing that will be removed the very next day. On day 6, the splint is removed so you can continue back to work without others noticing you have a procedure. We can request a medical leave for the 6 days depending on the needs of the rhinoplasty; although most patients are able to have the surgery on a date that allows them to miss the least amount of work and also work remote. The results will show immediately after surgery and somewhat after the splint is removed. But once the splint is removed, you may have swelling which can make the nostrils or nose appear bigger than it was made. Remember, Dr. Kassir made the nose to the exact dimensions in the digitalized image, and that skin swelling can easily hide this. Your nose can be bigger or more tender for a few days until the swelling process is done. We provide painkillers and antibiotics to help alleviate some of these issues. Avid use of arnica is recommended along with other items in your patient checklist. Make sure to walk around to enhance recovery and ask our staff for the best prevention measures for healing in your surgery. Full recovery takes 6-12 months but the results are obvious when the splint is removed (almost all of our are happy the with nose right after splint removal, and it continues to get better) walk around 3 to 4 times a day to increase circulation, and prevent blood clots. Do not bend over or lift heavy objects until Dr. Kassir provides approval. You'll want to avoid saunas, steam, alcohol, aspirin, and ibuprofen.
What are the different types of alterations for African-American rhinoplasty?
Alar Base Reduction
Dr. Kassir asses patients if that have a larger than a 2 mm width of the nostril base to the middle (see by looking up nose) for an alar base resection. Those needed further width reduction can have a nostril sill resection.
Nasal Tip Narrowing
A bulbous tip in african-american patients signifies thick skin and weak tip cartilage. Dr. Kassir uses a special techqniue to suture the tip to enhance its definition and tighten the overlying skin flap. A graft can also be considered but it not always needed due to the exclusive techniques used by Dr. Kassir.
Nasal Tip Projection
Dr. Kassir can use a natural graft from the nose itself, ear, or rib to develop tip projection in the nose in addition to the above procedures.
Dorsal Projection/Nasal Bridge
Unlike many other patients, african-american rhinoplasty patients typically require added height to the dorsum. This can be done in combination with the nasal tip projection using a graft from the nose, ear, or rib.
More African-American Rhinoplasty Information
Dr. Kassir specializes in increasing the definition and narrowed appearance of rhinoplasty patients. He focuses on preventing thickening of nasal skin after the procedure to help enhance the narrowed and defined look by limiting overall incisions and providing a personalized scar-prevention plan. He makes a minimal reduction to cartilage and makes incisions along a preservation-focused technique to ensure the nose cartilage is stronger than before. By adding a cartilage graft from the nose itself, Dr. Kassir prevents the need for foreign grafts or added extraction sites/incisions near the ear or rib. Dr. Kassir can correct the nose to meet the patient's standards without reducing the overall strength of the nose. This is essential to his technique that prevents the need for a revision after having a procedure with him. Dr. Kassir is comfortable narrowing the bridge and adding defined shape to the nose in a way many other ethnic rhinoplasty surgeons cannot. This is due to his experience performing over 8,000 rhinoplasties over the past 22 years. While strangers will not notice the rhinoplasty and friends may just think "something looks better"; Dr. Kassir is able to shape and define the nose to one that you truly want.
What Does an African-American Rhinoplasty Cost?
The average cost of an african-american rhinoplasty (black nose job; african rhinoplasty) can range from $15,000 to $35,000 depending on what needs to be done and the level it is. Many of our patients can find out if our credit providers cover the procedure during the consult. Our cosmetic coordinator will apply with you (this does not affect your credit score); and see what will be covered. We offer payment periods ranging from 6-12 months for our patients. Typically, a range of credit scores are accepted so we suggest booking a consult to see if the remaining amount of the procedure can be covered. Having a summer job or saving for the procedure is also an option. Having more than one procedure done will provide additional savings and reduce the need for multiple OR/anesthesia fees.
Are Rhinoplasties Safe?
African-american rhinoplasties performed by Dr. Kassir have the lowest complication and revision rates. Lower than the risk of driving yourself to the surgical center on the day of your operation. You can see from hundreds of our 5-star reviews and thousands of before and afters that our center provides the safest and most pain-free recovery in the U.S. for rhinoplasties. Dr. Kassir also fixes many "botched" african-american rhinoplasties which is why it's important to book by experience and not price.
Dr. Kassir is an international expert and top african-american rhinoplasty surgeon in New Jersey. Having done hundreds of procedures, Dr. Kassir has perfected the technique to produce amazing results on his african-american patients. Book a consult today to get digitally edited photos to see how you will look after your surgery. Our consults can also provide a quote and help see if additional no-interest financing options can cover you (with no impact to your credit score).
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