For many patients it may be counterintuitive to think that an African American patient would require a different approach to rhinoplasty. While there is no standard African American nose and there is a wide range of variation in the shape, size and general appearance of the nose in African American individuals, several decades of experience have proven that a number of rhinoplasty techniques developed with Caucasian patients in mind may fall short of the needs of African American patients and other ethnicities.
While the differences are slight, there are relationships in the symmetry of the face, eyes, nose and mouth of members of each ethnicity that are unique to those ethnicities. And while there are always exceptions to the physical appearance, there are also variations in the density, location and types of tissue found in the nose of patients of each ethnicity.
It is quite common for African American patients to obtain surgery from a rhinoplasty doctor who has little experience with ethnic rhinoplasty and find the results to look unnatural and disproportionate. The Internet is plastered with similar stories of African Americans who say their rhinoplasty surgeon gave them the same cookie-cutter procedure that would have been provided for a patient of any other ethnicity only to leave them completely dissatisfied.
Because Los Angeles is home to so many cultures and individuals from so many different ethnic backgrounds, it is one of the few places in the country that has seen surgeons like Dr. Nassif begin to offer surgery tailored to the needs of patients of a specific ethnicity.
Patients from around the world recognize Dr. Nassif as an expert in African American and Ethnic Rhinoplasty. After years of specialized training with African Americans and patients from several other Ethnic groups, he has become one of the few Los Angeles doctors who can offer African American patients truly outstanding rhinoplasty surgery. The African American rhinoplasty Dr. Nassif offers is specifically concerned with providing the most natural and stunning results as a compliment to the face with the goal of taking nothing away from the ethnic identity. Having treated hundreds of rhinoplasty and African American rhinoplasty patients every year, Dr. Nassif offers his expert services from his Beverly Hills office and looks forward to hearing from new patients.
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