What is African American Rhinoplasty?
What distinguishes Dr. Bryan Correa, is his superior knowledge of the structural and aesthetic differences belonging to different ethnic groups. While there are fundamental principles of rhinoplasty that apply to all patients, there are specific nuances present in patients of different heritages that are essential for a good outcome and a happy patient.
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A ‘nose job’, as rhinoplasty is commonly called, strives to create balance and symmetry in the face by refining the nose. The object is not to change the basic characteristics of the face but to remove anything that detracts from the innate beauty of the patient. For many surgeons, ethnic groups can pose an added challenge in rhinoplasty which often deters them from pursuing these patients. However, Dr. Correa is grateful to have the confidence that he can accomplish the goal of a refined appearance without masking or removing the ethnic identity that you want to preserve and that you feel defines part of who you are. If you’re looking for African American nose surgery, Dr. Correa is confident he can help you.
What are the differences in an African American nose?
Although there are some common traits amongst them, African American patients actually have a very heterogeneous nasal structure and form depending on where their ancestors came from. Some patients have a low nasal bridge, thick nasal skin, and short nasal bones. Others have a higher bridge and a more prominent dorsum with a poorly defined tip and thin skin. Nostril width is another common variable. With such a range of anatomical variety, it is necessary to be fluent in techniques that can address each of these issues to the satisfaction of the patient. It’s of the utmost importance that you receive the highest quality African American rhinoplasty possible so that you are absolutely happy with your results.
Appearance and function
The best rhinoplasty surgeons will offer their patients recommendations concerning function as well as appearance. While most people contact Dr. Correa concerning appearance, he will also thoroughly examine the function of the nose to determine if there are any functional problems that need to be addressed. Patients don’t always know that they have a breathing problem, or that another chronic issue such as frequent headaches can be caused by breathing problems. Functional problems can be handled in conjunction with cosmetic rhinoplasty.
What you can expect in your initial consultation
It is very important to Dr. Correa that his patients understand all aspects of male rhinoplasty before making the decision to move forward with surgery. It is his philosophy that his success as a plastic surgeon is dependent not only on his surgical skills but also his ability to fully understand the needs and goals of his patients. By taking the time to understand each patient’s desires, he can ensure they get the treatment or procedure that is truly right for them.
You will have the opportunity to examine photographs of his other patients who have undergone male rhinoplasty so you can see his work and know what to expect if you decide to proceed. Dr. Correa will discuss the changes that you can expect to achieve and make recommendations regarding the best surgical methods to use to achieve your goals. You are encouraged to ask many questions and also to share any anxiety you may be having. Attaining your goal is a team effort. You and Dr. Correa must agree on the aesthetics and methods of your surgery so that you can obtain a result that meets or even exceeds your expectations.
Choosing your surgeon
It has been suggested that rhinoplasty is one of the most complicated procedures that a plastic surgeon can do. There are plastic surgeons that attend 7-day intensive conferences and study 1000-page textbooks specifically on rhinoplasty techniques even after completing 11 years of surgical training.
Dr. Bryan Correa has trained extensively in rhinoplasty procedures and understands the differences between nasal structures and aesthetics among different ethnic groups. His goal is always to have his patients praise his work and delight in a more refined look without loss of their ethnic identity.
Dr. Correa is passionate about helping people improve their quality of life through the use of his skill as a surgeon and his intuition as an artist. Both are necessary to produce function and beauty in our most prominent facial feature. Dr. Correa wants to use these tools to give you high-quality African American rhinoplasty, bringing the beauty and function you dream of to reality.
Take The First Step
Interested in learning more about African American Rhinoplasty? Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Correa by filling out the form on this page or by calling Correa Plastic Surgery at (281) 419-9119. Proudly serving patients in The Woodlands & Houston, TX.