How do you improve a flat, wide nasal appearance as often seen in African American noses?

The flat wide nasal appearance can sometimes be addressed by bringing the nasal bones inward via osteotomies. However, in African American noses, the nasal bones may be very short and wide and the bridge or dorsum of the nose may be flat. In this instance, augmentation of the dorsum will address the flat appearance and, on frontal view, provide the appearance of a narrower nose.

Posted by Rami K. Batniji, M.D., F.A.C.S.