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African American Rhinoplasty FAQ

As a rhinoplasty specialist in Charlotte, Dr. Kulbersh understands the importance of preserving the cultural identity of the patient in order to create the best result. If  considering undergoing an African American nose job, Dr. Kulbersh has compiled a list of frequently asked questions:

Q: Is a rhinoplasty a safe procedure?
A: A rhinoplasty is a safe procedure. In fact, the safety of the procedure is greatly increased when an individual seeks the expertise of a board certified head and neck surgeon with a specialty in facial aesthetics. This ensures that the functionality of the nose and its appearance are in the best hands possible. At Carolina Facial Plastics, Dr. Kulbersh makes sure that he understands the patient’s goals in order to bring a functional and aesthetically pleasing result.

Q: Will my nose look too Caucasian after surgery?
A: No. Dr. Kulbersh knows the importance of preserving ethnic identity and reshapes the nose to perfectly compliment the face. He has a thorough understanding of the African American facial structure, nasal types and aesthetics, and can provide you with natural-looking results.

Q: What is recovery like after an African American rhinoplasty?
A: After an African American nose job, patients typically experience slight bruising, swelling, and minor discomfort for the first couple of weeks. After a week of recovery, many patients feel up to returning to their normal daily activities and work. Strenuous activity should be avoided for the first month after the procedure as the nose continues to heal.

Q: What kind of surgeon should I choose to perform my surgery?
A: When choosing a surgeon to perform an African American rhinoplasty, it’s important to select a doctor that you feel comfortable with and whom you can trust. It’s also a good idea to ask to see their before and after pictures. Dr. Kulbersh is a board certified head and neck surgeon with a fellowship training in facial plastics, meaning he can bring not only aesthetically pleasing results, but also understands the function of the nose. Many plastic surgeons that perform procedures do not have special training in facial plastics.

Q: What factors contribute to undergoing an African American rhinoplasty?
A: A person may become interested in undergoing an African American rhinoplasty for a number of reasons, including: thick nasal skin, correction of a short nasal bone, increased nasal tip definition, correcting the size of nostrils, and increasing the overall support of the nose with additional cartilage. An African American rhinoplasty requires more precision and attention to detail as compared to a standard nose job. It’s commonly necessary to add cartilage to the nose to make it stronger and more defined which is why I commonly consider an this as reconstructive surgery.

Q: What is the cost of a rhinoplasty for an ethnic nose job?
A: Until Dr. Kulbersh is able to examine patients at his office in Charlotte, it will be difficult to put a price on the procedure as ultimate goals and the techniques used vary from patient to patient. To learn exactly what will need to be done to achieve the results one is seeking, Dr. Kulbersh encourages patients to come into the office for an initial consultation.

Q: When can I see the final results of my procedure?
A:  When all of the swelling goes down, final results are seen. In some cases, it may last up to a year or longer until optimal outcomes are appreciated. Though everyone heals differently, a good rule of thumb is that 60% of the swelling will be gone within three weeks with the rest diminishing over time.

Contact Dr. Kulbersh Today

If wondering whether or not you’re a good candidate to undergo an African American rhinoplasty in Charlotte, Dr. Kulbersh can assure  that he will address every question and concern during an initial consultation. To learn more about the procedure and the best options, please contact Carolina Facial Plastics today to schedule an initial consultation by calling (704) 908-3063. Remember, the importance of visiting an expert surgeon with a knowledge of both facial aesthetics, nasal functions, and abilities to preserve cultural identity is of the utmost importance when considering an African American nose job.

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