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Jack, I have heard of this and it sounds appealing to me as I would like a more defined cheekbones. Can you tell me more about it and why you would like to get it?
 

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I've been toying with the idea of rhinoplasty for a while too but I can't decide whether to get it done in South Korea or wait till I'm back in the US. I'm leaning towards the US as I'll have more access to doctors who are exoerienced with ethnic noses but Korea is cheaper and the work of the surgeons are amazing.

Yes, me too. This is why despite the positives I hear about Medical tourism, I would prefer to get rhinoplasty here in the US specifically in beverly hills or dc where do more ethnorhinoplasty.

Gabrielle Union's nose is gorgeous but she already had a soft nose to begin with.. I have a bellpepper nose
Can you name some site where can I find out more about ethno-rhinoplasty?


Quote: Originally Posted by Sol Yes, it was done very subtly. I don't really have an issue with searching African-American nose jobs, I have a problem searching ones that are similar to my nose.





What is your nose like Sol? you said you had a high bridge? I've seen some really good nose jobs for with Asian patients where the results are nice and realistic. Where have you been able to find out more about ethnorhinoplasty for those with afro noses?


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I was thinking about getting it done in South Korea but because I see so many after pictures of people with super high bridges and barely there nostrils, I'd rather not.
So if not South Korea, where would you get your rhinoplasty?
 

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The only place my nose is a bit wide are my nostrils but I want my bridge a bit more refined (not higher). In my opinion, most of the nose jobs done in South Korea are too obvious. I email tons of plastic surgeons and search images on Google.

I was planning on getting it done in Austin, TX; one of the first places that perfected nose jobs on non-Caucasians.
 

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Texas? I never knew that I'm debating if I should save to travel somewhere else or just have it done where I live. It's going to cost 9000 already.
 

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As long as the doctor's reputatable and the results are to your liking I don't see why you can't inquire and know more. Have you contact them Sol?
 

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The Australian surgeons don't do a good rhinoplasty job on ethnic minorities. I've seen the after pictures and they look terrible, more pig nosed.

That is why I want to go to asia where they are experienced with ethnic nose shapes.
 

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I have not had a nosejob but I will have one in the future. I am looking for doctors who have done ethnic nosejobs very well.
 

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Hey pinotNoir I hoping to get a nose job too I'm black and looking for an ethnic doctor(unfortunately that impossible to find in Australia) but did some research and found this ethnic doctor in America.(I'm speechless, looking at the before and after photographys of his patients) one in particular was superb I will post it up.
 

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People have good reason to be cautious about rhinoplasty---especially ethnic rhinoplasty. I've had two of them. And I learned the hard way that there are no guarantees of the outcome you want, even if the doctor is board certified, or experienced, or charges lot of money for the surgery. I did not get good results from my first nose job. That doctor had some very impressive photos on his website and he claimed to have had a lot of experience with ethnic noses, which I later found out was not true. I paid him quite a bit of money and he screwed up my nose. I decided to try it again years later with a different doctor, and the second time time I really did my research. I think it is important to find a surgeon who will listen to what you want and who will tell you right out whether he/she can do it. And don't be fooled by computer imaging software that they say will give you an idea of what your nose will look like post-op.

I had a nose that was just too big for my face, and I had large, flared nostrils. I would not be an easy client to please. I wanted a smaller, more defined, and nicer looking nose, but I also wanted it to look natural. I didn't want a nose that was too small, or overly defined, or too stiff and pointed. I decided on Dr. Gershenbaum in Miami. He's not cheap, but he's good. If you're looking for a Florida surgeon who can do a really good job with ethnic noses check him out. While I was under anesthesia, he found that my nose was so badly botched internally by the previous surgeon that I needed a LOT of reconstructive work (which he didn't charge me extra for). An uncomplicated closed rhinoplasty can take about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Open rhinoplasty with more intricate work can take up to 4 hours or maybe a bit more, and I was under for almost twice that long because of the amount of work done on my nose. I'm now just over a month post-op and I still have a lot of swelling, but the results so far are dramatic and quite pleasing.

To anyone who's thinking about getting your nose done, don't let others discourage you with talk about vanity or selling out your cultural identity. Its your life, do what you want to do. Just do your research and don't be in a hurry to choose a doctor.
 

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What do you guys think of buccal fat removal?
hello, I have looked at rhino for close to 2 years now, I have had online consultation with 3-4 surgeons from the USA and a physical consultation with a Belgian surgeon here in the UK.
I dont know if I can disclose the name of the surgeons here if am allowed let me know
I will have my surgery sometimes between January and March of next year. I dont want the nose I had on my graduation pictures on my wedding pictures.
People tell me my nose suits my face and my personality but men my nostrils are too big and my nose is a bit wide for my liking. funny enough, the things I like about my nose are the things I want to trick.
I will have the sides trimmed for up to 0.5cm each and a lot of tip work done. its nt easy to find an experienced surgeon here in Europe as many advertised online are USA surgeons. but men traveling to the USA to get my nose done would cost me 3times the price I will pay here to get the same job done.

Abut buccal fat removal, I read about it and a surgeon advised me not to do it as our faces shrinks with age and it might look odd after couple of years. As I am planning on staying slim maybe going skinnier with age, I don't want my face to look very strange.
 

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My face is round and I hope that buccal fat removal (combined with fillers) will help give it more definition of my cheekbones. Im not worried about my face lacking "fat". My cheeks is not where I am aging so far as I can tell.

Let us know what you think of your rhinoplasty results. I am serious about getting it in the future and I have only had a couple of consultations thus far.
 

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Investing in nasal narrowing, I don't want a defined nose as I want to maintain a youthful appearance and I'm pretty much against any type of face definition. It'll take the weight out of having a bulbous tip without changing what I look like too much.

Word of warning, it's very hard to find a surgeon that can do the tip properly, some get an implant in the bridge to get that slope/triangle shape instead.
 

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I think that I will definitely need at least a subtle rhinoplasty. There are new techniques these days with no under-eye bruising and less recovery time; when I am able, I'll definitely look into it. I'd just hate to get a fake-looking, super-pointy "pixie nose"...

That being said, I think a solution that I would consider is an injection rhinoplasty. Very little bruising, virtually no recovery time, and less "plastic surgery nightmare" scenarios when it is done by a seasoned professional. And if it does go awry, it's a lot easier to correct.

The idea is to make the nose look smaller...by making it bigger. I think my nose isn't actually big, it just looks big because it's rounded rather than defined and pointed. If fillers can be used in a rhinoplasty context to add height and definition to my nose, then the overall profile will appear leaner. I have seen this done in before and afters of ethnic injection rhinoplasty where the bridge and tip isn't naturally defined.

The best part is that instead of paying $6,000+, I'll pay about $800-$950. And the results will probably look more natural as well.

Whenever I get this done, might even post photos.
 
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