Volume 10, #4, July/August, 2008
Rhinoplasty for African-American Patients:A Retrospective Review of 75 Cases
Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD
In summary, this review looked at 75 African-American patients who underwent Cosmetic Rhinoplasty.
In this paper, we concluded that a three-tiered approach to Rhinoplasty for African-Americans,
which includes dorsal augmentation, tip refinement and and/or vertical and horizontal alar base narrowing,
results in a maintenance of racial congruity and yields high patient satisfaction, with a minimal rate of
major complications. This study also demonstrated with statistical significance that there was a high degree
of patient satisfaction. Patients felt that their nose fit their face properly, and it did increase self-esteem,
as well as preserved their Ethnic characteristics.
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