I’ve heard that African Americans tend to have short nasal bones. How does this impact rhinoplasty?

Short nasal bones tend to be less predictable when performing osteotomies. Also, if an African American has a wide bridge of the dorsum, he or she may believe that the bones may need to be “brought in” or “broken” to reposition the bones so that the bones are closer together. The reality is that most African Americans with a wide nose, short nasal bones and flat bridge on profile view may be better off with augmentation of the dorsum or bridge of the nose, thus giving a more refined appearance on frontal view.

Dr. Batniji is an expert in surgical nose augmentations for African American patients. If you’d like to schedule a consultation, contact our office today!

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