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Ethnic Rhinoplasty Revision Case Study #1

Before Ethnic Revision Rhinoplasty with Dr. Slupchynskyj.

The above patient is a 33 year old African-American female who had 2 previous Rhinoplasty procedures with another surgeon in 2006 and 2008. In 2006, her surgeon placed a Gore-tex implant with the intent of augmenting her low nasal bridge. Instead, the improper placement of the implant resulted in a Pollybeak Deformity. This is illustrated in the photo below. The same surgeon performed her second African-American Revision Rhinoplasty in 2008. That procedure yielded no discernible results and left the patient very dissatisfied. Upon consulting with Dr. Slupchynskyj, she complained of her down-drooping, humped nose and nasal width. In 2010, she decided to have her final African-American Revision Rhinoplasty with Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj.

Pollybeak Deformity Before Revision Rhinoplasty with Dr. Slupchynskyj.

When a facial plastic surgeon chooses to insert a nasal implant during a Rhinoplasty procedure, he or she must consider several factors, which include implant size, implant material and the insertion location. A miscalculation of any one of these factors can cause an undesirable result and possible complications. Get more general information about nasal implants.

Upon examining this patient, Dr. Slupchynskyj could clearly see that her Gore-tex implant was placed improperly by the previous surgeon and was residing in the wrong tissue plane. In addition, the implant was too large for her nose. This left the patient with a Pollybeak Deformity: a condition in which over-projection of the nasal bridge results in a downturned nasal tip that sometimes resembles a parrot's beak.

In order to correct this Pollybeak Deformity created by her previous Rhinoplasty and provide the appropriate bridge elevation the patient desired, Dr. Slupchynskyj used an Open Rhinoplasty approach, removed her Gore-Tex graft and replaced it with a custom carved SLUPimplant™. See this patient before and after her African-American Rhinoplasty Revision procedure below.

Before and After Ethnic Revision Rhinoplasty with Dr. Slupchynskyj.

Before and After Ethnic Revision Rhinoplasty with Dr. Slupchynskyj.

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  • I am so thankful to have come across Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj of The Aesthetic Institute of New York & New Jersey. "Dr. S." (as I like to call him for obvious reasons, haha) is a Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, and it turns out he has an entire website dedicated to his work with African-American patients: www.africanamericanrhinoplasty.com. I was immediately impressed with the wealth of information that he has on his site, including information about his practice, his stellar credentials, his surgical inventions (i.e., the SLUPimpla...

  • I was terrified of having surgery but after two consultations with Dr. S., my anxiety was alleviated, and this was my biggest hurdle. I was able to see what my results would be after surgery through "computer imaging". He spent as much time with me as needed and said I could come back as many times as I wanted before making a decision. That was refreshing. I asked to speak with at least 3 other patients of Dr. S. and did. They shared my initial fear and they helped me by explaining their experiences from a patient's point of view! Dr. S. specia...

  • The doctor is very approachable and personable and I felt that he is really listening to me. He made every effort to be easily accessible via email or phone. He also followed me every step of the process, not only during the surgery but also during the recovery period.

  • Double Board Certified with specialized training and loads of experience in Nose Surgery. I was able to see and discuss my results beforehand thru computer imaging so I felt very comfortable with what my result would be. Having consulted with other Drs. who did not have same training, imaging and were twice the surgical cost, I made my decision.

  • Dr. S. is excellent. From the first visit to the follow-ups I always felt comfortable. Look great and feel great, have recommended him others. Really great bedside manner and I was not the best patient. Thanks Dr. S. I really appreciate your patience!!

  • I had a Rhinoplasty done by Dr. S. and he did exactly what I wanted, which was a custom bridge implant.

  • As a 74 year old African-American woman, I was apprehensive regarding the SLUPlift™ Surgery. In the past, when I discussed plastic surgery with family and friends they spoke negatively about the surgery. Eventually I decided it was something I wanted to do for myself. I found Dr. Slupchynskyj while surfing the Internet and reviewing several of his before and after photos. After meeting the Dr. he assured me that I would be OK — and he was correct. After the surgery I did not have to take any pain medication and I was out shopping within 4 d...
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    I am a 27 year old, African-American female from the Midwest and I just recently had a Rhinoplasty procedure performed on February 9, 2012. I had known for a long time that I wanted to have the procedure done to correct a bump in the bridge of my nose, reduce the width of my nose, as well as to refine my down-turned nasal tip. This was an operation that I was not going to trust to just anybody, so I spent countless hours researching and looking for a surgeon who had significant experience working with African-American patients. Because I liv...
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