Rhinoplasty is one of the leading facial surgery procedures. By carefully adjusting features such as the bridge, nostrils and tip of the nose, patients can achieve an enhanced facial balance that improves their overall appearance. Dr. Nia Banks of Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery specializes in rhinoplasty and other plastic surgery procedures, offering these services to residents of Washington, D.C., Lanham and the neighboring areas of Maryland. Unlike many other plastic surgeons in the area, however, Dr. Banks specializes in African American rhinoplasty, which helps patients maintain the unique ethnic features of the nose while addressing cosmetic concerns.
What Makes African American Rhinoplasty Different?
The nose is one of the most varied facial features; you will rarely find two that look alike. These differences are especially noticeable among different ethnicities. African Americans, like many other demographics, have unique nasal features, which many feel contribute to their identity and sense of self. Therefore, addressing nose-related cosmetic concerns could be a risky decision for those who value the ethnic qualities of the nose. Dr. Banks specializes in African American rhinoplasty to address the cosmetic concerns of African American patients without compromising the nasal features that they care about.
How is African American Rhinoplasty Performed?
African American rhinoplasty is performed much like traditional rhinoplasty procedures. The surgery is performed with the aid of anesthesia to ensure the safety and comfort of the patient. Then, incisions are made either inside the nostrils or along the base of the nose, where they are well hidden. Next, Dr. Banks carefully reshapes the nose to address any cosmetic concerns. During this step, Dr. Banks takes extra care to minimize any unwanted changes to the contours of the nose. Afterward, patients can enjoy an improved appearance that continues to feature the ethnic characteristics of their nose.
Where Can I Try African American Rhinoplasty?
If you are considering a rhinoplasty, you can trust Dr. Nia Banks of Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery to fulfill your cosmetic goals while preserving your unique nasal features. To learn more about this procedure or schedule a consultation, contact us today.