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If you would like to change and refine the appearance of your nose without losing the appearance of your unique heritage, Dr. Fechner provides African American Rhinoplasty. This unique rhinoplasty procedure takes into account the nasal bone density, nostril size, skin thickness, and nasal bridge length for your beautiful heritage while refining imperfections and achieving the ideal nose to achieve facial harmony.

What is African American rhinoplasty?

African American rhinoplasty is a custom rhinoplasty procedure that maintains the essence of the African American heritage while providing precise and nuanced refinements to the nose. During this procedure, Dr. Fechner will make careful changes to your nose to achieve your ideal look, ensuring your facial features are evenly and attractively balanced.

Benefits of African American rhinoplasty

African American rhinoplasty provides the benefit of being customized to your specific needs while respecting your ethnicity. This procedure provides a number of benefits:

  • Minimizes nasal flaws
  • Refines the size, symmetry and shape of your nose
  • Takes your skin type and potential for scarring into special consideration
  • Preserves your heritage and unique beauty
  • Balances your facial features to achieve facial harmony
  • Can correct breathing concerns or other functional issues caused by a deviated septum
  • Improves confidence and self-esteem
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What happens during the African American rhinoplasty procedure?

Each ethnicity has general, underlying structural differences when it comes to the appearance of the nose. While these are generally similar, there are of course variations from patient to patient, which are fully taken into account in planning and performing ethnic rhinoplasty surgery.

African American noses differ widely depending on ancestral heritage. Some African American noses have a high bridge and a downward-facing tip. Others have low nasal bridges and wider, more flaring nostrils. Others have shorter nasal bones and wide nostrils. During your procedure, whatever changes you desire to refine your nasal shape are carefully and precisely made.

Your procedure will begin with general anesthesia. From there, the surgical technique will vary based on your needs. Dr. Fechner will perform either open or closed rhinoplasty.

Closed rhinoplasty

More finite changes to the nose are made with the closed rhinoplasty technique. Small incisions are made within the nostrils, and carefully precise changes are made that require less restructuring.

Open rhinoplasty

If your alterations are more complex, open rhinoplasty will be performed, starting with small incisions on the outside of the nose that are hidden within the natural folds of your skin. The nasal skin can then be lifted to expose the underlying nasal structures, allowing more accurate, significant reshaping.

Recovery after African American rhinoplasty

An external splint and tape will be placed over your nose to help it heal properly after your surgery. This will remain in place for one week. During your recovery period, you will experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Keep your head elevated and apply cold compresses around your nose and eyes. It will take about two weeks before the bruising and swelling fades enough for most patients to return to sedentary work.

Remaining swelling in the nose slowly decreases over a period of months. There will be changes in the appearance of the nose as the amount of swelling alters and fades. This is very normal with rhinoplasty procedures. Final results appear once the nose has healed completely.

Who is a candidate for African-American rhinoplasty?

Ideal candidates for this procedure are of African American descent and would like to reshape the structure, size or look of their nose while preserving their ethnicity and heritage. Candidates for rhinoplasty are determined during a consultation with Dr. Fechner. He will examine the anatomy of your nose and its relationship with the rest of your facial features. He will listen to your concerns about your nose and examine your medical history. Based on your consultation, Dr. Fechner will determine whether you are a good candidate for an African-American rhinoplasty nose job. Ideal candidates for African-American rhinoplasty surgery meet the following requirements:

  • Are in good general health
  • Do not have a history of healing problems
  • Do not smoke
  • Nasal skin is not too thin or thick
  • Have a visible, strong, underlying cartilage framework
  • Dislike the appearance of their nose
  • Have realistic expectations about what African American rhinoplasty can achieve
  • Snore excessively or have breathing problems

Why Choose Dr. Fechner for African-American Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Fechner is a double board-certified plastic surgeon, trained at Harvard, Cornell Columbia Presbyterian, and NYU, who specializes in facial plastic surgery, and has performed more than 10,000 facial procedures. Dr. Fechner’s impressive credentials and breadth of experience in facial plastic surgery make him a leading specialist in his field. As a member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School, he educates other facial plastic surgeons and has earned a stellar reputation as a facial plastic surgery expert.

Dr. Fechner is committed to providing cutting-edge, specialized rhinoplasty procedures that achieve elegant, natural, and personalized results. With his artistic eye and attention to detail, Dr. Fechner provides beautiful outcomes, and his attention to patients is caring and understanding.


Dr. Frank Fechner

428 Shrewsbury Street,Worcester, MA 01604

Fax: (508) 754-4222 Tel: 508-306-8363
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