Rhinoplasty in the African-American patient

Rod J. Rohrich, Arshad R. Muzaffar

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Because of the increasing popularity of rhinoplasty in the African-American patient, we delineate how a rhinoplasty surgeon can perform this challenging technique to obtain uniform and consistent results. First, we address how one can appreciate and analyze the various aesthetic concepts of beauty and the unique anatomic characteristics of the African-American nose. Second, we present a pragmatic, systematic analysis of the African-American nose. Last, we describe the techniques consistently used to modify the African-American nose while achieving or maintaining facial harmony using the open approach to rhinoplasty. Specific case analyses are presented to demonstrate utilization of the technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1322-1339
Number of pages18
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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