Is it true that augmentation is common in African American procedures and what does this entail?

Augmentaion of the African American dorsum or bridge of the nose is not uncommon. The method I choose for augmentation includes using cartilage (from either the septum, ear, or rib) diced and wrapped with temporalis fascia. Temporalis fascia is obtained from the scalp through a very small incision located above the ear.

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