Volume 32, #1, January 1994
In this study, the Author compared facial skeletons of Ashanti Indians, Austrian males and American Indian, as well as black American subjects. In conclusion, the Author demonstrated that there is a significant difference between the nasal bone width between African-Americans and Caucasians on facial skeletons. The Author also determined that the nasal bone height, or apex, was lower and wider in African-American facial skeleton population versus Caucasian.
This study showed that there is a significant difference in bony anatomy of the Caucasian versus African-American and Ethnic nose. It may be because of this anatomic difference between African-American Ethnic patients and Caucasian patients that most Ethnic and African-American patients seek to narrow their bridge and elevate their nasal dorsum. This is true amongst the African-American, Asian and other Ethnic populations that have a broad, low nasal bridge.