I’m African American and I’d like to get a nose job. Is closed rhinoplasty an option for me or do African Americans typically need an open approach?

Open or closed approaches depend upon surgeon, the patient, the patient’s anatomy, the patient’s desires for rhinoplasty, and the maneuvers needed to achieve those desires.  If a patient wishes to achieve refinement of the nasal tip, then an open approach may afford us the exposure needed to perform the procedures to achieve that desired result.  If the patient wishes for changes to the bridge of the nose only (ie. reduction of a bump or augmentation), then a closed approach may be an option. For more information on westernization rhinoplasty, click here.