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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

428 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604


On behalf of the entire team at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support during this unprecedented time. The past several months have been unlike anything we've ever experienced, and we're working hard to evolve so that we can continue to provide you with the patient experience you have come to expect from our practice.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has taken extreme precautionary measures, in addition to following the most up to date CDC recommendations and state guidelines to maximize the health and safety of our patients, staff and facility. Our surgical center and medical spa remain committed to providing the best patient care, and we are actively working to take all necessary precautions as we plan to safely re-open our practice. Please help us continue to protect the health and well-being of our patients and workplace by cooperating with all of our precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19 at your next appointment, or as you plan for your surgery.



As a fully accredited surgical facility, Fechner MD has always observed the highest level of safety and sanitation. In fact, as a surgeon, Dr. Fechner is an expert in infection control. We want to ensure that we are doing everything possible for our patients to safely return for surgical and medical spa treatments alike.

  • Our accredited practice is exclusively reserved for our patients and staff.
  • Our facility is in a single, free standing building only occupied by our practice. This allows us to limit foot traffic to our patients and staff only.
  • Our staff work only at our facility and all travel in private transport. All of us are otherwise self-isolating at home.
  • We closely monitor our staff for symptoms and elevated temperature daily.
  • We sterilize all our instruments in house further reducing potential exposure.
  • We have PPE to meet our needs.
  • All our staff members will be using appropriate PPE including N95 masks and protective facei shields, goggles and head coverings.
  • We have purchased and installed air scrubbers throughout the facility to clean the air while the practice is open to patients.
  • We have purchased and installed ozone generators designed to sanitize the air in the facility at the end of each day.
  • We have purchased and installed touchless hand sanitizer units throughout the building.
  • We have purchased and installed plexi-glass protective shields in the reception area to provide a protective barrier for staff and patients.
  • Our staff continues to adhere to social distancing guidelines within our facility.
  • We have implemented a stringent survey and testing protocol for staff and patients.
  • We have implemented a virtual check in/ check out process for our patients.
  • We have ensured that there is minimum interaction of patients with other people while in the office.
  • We will continue to offer virtual consults and virtual follow up visits.
  • We provide you with a touchless payment system.

The upgraded work flow and safety protocols we have implemented at Fechner MD far exceed those being recommended by any government agency.



Fechner MD will adhere to all local, state, and government mandates. We expect to cautiously resume medical spa and injectable treatments during Phase 2 of the Massachusetts phased reopening. We are awaiting a definitive date from Governor Baker. Cosmetic surgery is expected to resume during Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s plan. We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff is working diligently to reschedule all surgeries and procedures affected by our closure. Please understand that in order to open and adhere to Massachusetts guidelines, we will need to limit the number of staff and patients we have in our building and extend the time between patient appointments in order to sanitize rooms. This means we will have fewer available openings for procedures. In order to maximize our provider appointments, we will continue to hold consultations virtually rather than in person, with a few exceptions (body contouring, Instalift, vein treatments).



  • We will do our best to accommodate your preferred appointment date and time, but we very much appreciate your flexibility during this unprecedented time.
  • When booking your appointment, we will ask for your payment information to be securely stored in our payment system. The card you provide will be the card used to pay for your services. This will allow for a touchless checkout.
  • Required forms and documents will be sent to you electronically two days prior to your scheduled appointment via our new patient app, Touch MD. Touch MD will allow you to receive, review and sign documents directly from your personal cell phone.
  • One hour prior to your appointment, we will send you the Covid-19 Wellness Screening document to be completed via Touch MD. This must be completed prior to entering the building.



  • When you arrive for your scheduled appointment time, we ask that you park and remain in your car. Please send us a text message or call to let us know that you have arrived for your appointment.
  • When your provider is ready for your treatment, she will call or text you to let you know you may proceed to our vestibule.
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  • Please do not bring along family or friends, unless you require physical assistance. They will not be allowed entry to the building.
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  • Your provider will greet you at the door and will take a no contact temperature reading. *Any patient with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be asked to leave the building and their appointment will be rescheduled a minimum of 14 days later.
  • You will be escorted immediately to a treatment room. Our waiting room will not be open during this time.
  • After your procedure or treatment the provider will collect payment via our secure payment system with the information you provided at booking.
  • Your provider will book a virtual follow up appointment with you, if necessary, and will escort you to the exit.


We thank you in advance for your patience throughout this time, and we look forward to seeing you here again as we begin to resume business operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (508) 754-4000 and our team will gladly assist you. Thank you!

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