Facial plast Surg 2012; 28(02): 194-201
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1309299
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Tip Nuances for the Nose of African Descent

Chuma J. Chike-Obi
Division of Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Clinical Care Center, Houston, Texas
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Kofi Boahene
Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
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Jamal M. Bullocks
Division of Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Clinical Care Center, Houston, Texas
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Anthony E. Brissett
Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
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Publication Date:
06 May 2012 (online)

Abstract

Patients of African descent are seeking rhinoplasties today more than ever. As a result, the rhinoplasty surgeon must be aware of the ethnic, cultural, anatomic, and surgical issues pertaining to this patient population. In this article, the nuances of rhinoplasty as it pertains to the nasal tip in patients of African descent are discussed.