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Black Nose Surgery

Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is one of the most commonly performed types of plastic or cosmetic surgery.  This is probably because the nose is the most prominent feature on the face and many people are unhappy with the size and shape of their nose.  When considering black nose surgery, a surgeon does have to take good care in ensuring that the nose remains appropriate for the overall ethnicity of the face.

What is Black Nose Surgery?

Black nose surgery is rhinoplasty – or a nose job – performed specifically on African and African American faces.  It is a procedure that is undertaken to correct a variety of nasal shape problems, such as:
  • A nose that is too big
  • A nose that is too wide
  • Unsightly nostrils
  • Humps, bumps and scarring from breakages

Before Black Nose Surgery

Before you decide to agree to any type of surgery, it is important that you attend a consultation.  Your plastic surgeon will be able to listen to your requirements and advise you on whether or not the results of the black nose surgery you are requesting will suit the overall appearance of your face.  As stated earlier, the overall result does need to remain right for the ethnicity of the patient, and a surgeon should tell you if your request will not make you look better and provide you with alternative solutions.

The Black Nose Surgery Procedure

Once you have had your consultation and have agreed to the black nose surgery procedure, you will be admitted as an outpatient and the surgery will be performed.  Rhinoplasty generally only takes around two hours to complete and is usually done under general anaesthetic.  During the procedure, incisions will be made inside the nose, so no scarring will be left after healing.

During the procedure, your cartilage will be either removed or reshaped to form a different shaped nose.  It is possible that the bone in your nose will be broken to alter the overall position of the nose.  If your nose needs to be reshaped, for example by making a more defined tip, surgeons tend to prefer using your own tissues, grafted from other areas of your body, to use as implants.  This is to reduce the risk of your body rejecting the implant after black nose surgery.

After Black Nose Surgery

After surgery, you may feel a little bit tired, dizzy and sore for a few days.  It is also likely that you will have significant swelling and bruising and you may be prescribed some medication to lessen these effects.  The swelling and bruising should go within a few weeks and could be concealed with make-up, although this is only advised once the wounds have healed to reduce the risk of infection.  After a few weeks, your surgeon will remove the bandages and check whether the healing process is well underway.

Black nose surgery is incredibly popular as many people of African or African American ethnicity feel their noses are too wide and too big.  However, it is important to remember that there is no such thing as a perfect nose.

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