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HOW DO WE CONNECT OUR VISIONS FOR MY NOSE

Dr. Harris will answer all your questions about facial plastic surgery for African-Americans and people with skin of color, including rhinoplasty (nose job), facelift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), lasers, dermal fillers and all other types of facial plastic surgery.

HOW DO WE CONNECT OUR VISIONS FOR MY NOSE

Postby luvya8 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:53 am

I trust that because you are an expert in the field of African American noses, you will do a wonderful job. You know what can or cannot be done. Sometimes doctors only see their vision. But, how do I incorporate "our" vision for my nose? Can I bring pictures or do you look at me and say, you can do this or that? Some pictures on your website offer a subtle result and I may want a more dramatic result. How do we crystallize our end result?

Also, what is your opinion on bridge implants and the longevity or practicality of them? Can a short nose be made to appear longer?

I don't want to be intimidated during my consultation and I want to come prepared.

Thank you for your response.

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Postby drharris » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:52 am

This is a wonderful question! I think it is extremely important for the surgeon and patient to become aesthetic partners in creating a collective vision for the BEST nose for your face. The most important step in creating this vision is for both you and I to be open to listening and learning from each other. I have a "true" aesthetic sensitivity for the nuances of preserving ethnic identity, particularly with rhinoplasty. I would recommend sending pictures of yourself and noses that you like to start to frame our conversation. Please followup with Monica Gomez, my practice manager to help with the specifics of sending the photos.

I frequently use dorsal implants to enhance the bridge. My first choice would be your own cartilage . . .however I also like Gortex which has proven to be safe long term.

Lastly, making a short nose appear longer is quite challenging. . . but can be achieved with manipulating the tip cartilage to lengthen the nose.

Looking forward to next steps in creating "our" vision for your new nose.

Best,

Dr.Harris

www.culturaface.com
Monica Gomez, practice manager
301-951-9292
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Postby luvya8 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:20 am

Dr. Harris,

What a lovely response, you go Dr. H. I am looking forward to speaking with Monica and getting the process started.

Nuances of preserving ethnic identity and "our vision"--Sounds like a plan!

Thank you.
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