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African American Rhinoplasty in Baltimore, MD

The nose is one of the most unique features on the face, and African Americans in particular have many characteristics that give their noses individuality. At Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, we offer African American rhinoplasty to help patients preserve the ethnic qualities of the nose while still achieving their cosmetic goals. We welcome patients from Columbia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas of Maryland.

What is African American Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a common surgical procedure that is used to adjust the shape, size or function of the nose. As the central feature of the face, the nose is largely responsible for overall facial balance and symmetry. Therefore, subtle changes to the nose can drastically improve the overall appearance. However, African Americans have certain qualities to the nose that make rhinoplasty difficult for some cosmetic surgeons. At Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Banks understands the unique ethnic qualities that are present in African American patients. By understanding these qualities in unison with your cosmetic goals, Dr. Banks can provide superior rhinoplasty results for African Americans.

How is African American Rhinoplasty Performed?

An African American rhinoplasty is performed much like a traditional rhinoplasty, with extra care taken by Dr. Banks in her artistic approach. During the surgery, incisions are made either in the nostrils or along the base of the nose, where any scarring will be well-hidden. Through these incisions, we will address the bridge, nostrils and tip of the nose to produce the desired results. The rhinoplasty procedure takes approximately three hours to perform.

What Can I Expect After African American Rhinoplasty?

After your rhinoplasty, you can expect some bruising, swelling and discomfort around the nose. We will provide you with a splint and nasal packing, which will give the nose support while it heals and ensure that it heals properly. The initial recovery period lasts about two weeks, during which time you may need to take time away from work and other activities. After this period, you may need to avoid exercise, strenuous activities and anything that might injure the nose for several more weeks. However, once recovery is complete, the results from your rhinoplasty will be permanent.

Is African American Rhinoplasty Right for Me?

If you are considering a rhinoplasty procedure to enhance the appearance of the nose, it is essential that you find a surgeon experienced with African American rhinoplasty. This procedure may be right for you if you care about preserving the ethnic qualities of the nose while also enhancing those features to improve the overall appearance. However, the best way to determine your candidacy for this procedure is to schedule a consultation and discuss your goals with Dr. Banks.

How Much Does African American Rhinoplasty Cost?

The cost of African American rhinoplasty will vary depending on the patient, including specific factors like  the extent of treatment necessary to deliver the desired results. During your personal consultation with Dr. Banks, you will be able to discuss all of your options and goals to develop a personalized rhinoplasty treatment plan. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your African American rhinoplasty.


If you are an African American seeking rhinoplasty, don’t make the mistake of picking the wrong surgeon. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Banks and get started with a fulfilling rhinoplasty treatment. Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery offers this and other facial surgery procedures to the men and women living in Baltimore, Columbia, Washington, D.C. and the neighboring regions of Maryland.

Meet Dr. Nia Banks

Dr. Nia Banks is a board-certified plastic surgeon who treats patients in Washington, DC and Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities. Dr. Banks received her surgical training from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she completed the Integrated Residency Program in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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