African American Nose
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African-American patients usually have a very flat dorsum associated with a broad, low poorly projecting tip and thick skin. Doctor has to elevate the dorsum, narrow and project the tip and resize the width of the ala. Frequently cartilage is used from the septum or the ear to build up the dorsum or project the tip. Doctors can also use implant.
Hispanic patients normally have a weak broad drooping tip that may be associated with a dorsal hump. Surgery is directed to elevate and narrow the tip while removing the bump.
Mediterranian patient’s (which of Italian, Jewish, Greek, or Persian heritage) may have a dorsal hump and a drooping tip. The skin can be thin or thick. Doctor has to elevate and narrow the tip while lowering and narrowing the dorsum. These patient has to take a good care for maintaining the nasal airway while improving the appearance of the nose.
In Asian patients, the dorsum of the nose always needs to be built up. Sugery may tries to use patients' own tissues. These tissues are taken from the patients’ septum and used to build up the dorsum or modify and enhance the tip. In some rare occasions, tissue can be taken from the ear or scalp and used for the same purpose. Nasal implants may also be used.
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