PHOTO GALLERY – San Diego Rhinoplasty for Broad Tips


Case #30.

African American rhinoplasty involves techniques and approaches that are different from those required for other ethnicities. It is important to find a surgeon who has a high level of expertise and experience achieving natural rhinoplasty results for African American patients that fit their unique ethnic facial structure and features.

This patient disliked the appearance of her nasal tip. She wanted a narrower tip shape but wanted to avoid an overly pinched, plastic look. She felt like her wide nasal tip made her nose appear too prominent and drew attention away from her other beautiful facial features.

Dr. Kolstad is one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in San Diego and he sees many African American rhinoplasty patients in his practice. During this patient’s rhinoplasty, he performed complex nasal tip cartilage grafting to improve the contour and add projection to the nasal tip. By pushing the tip outwards, the nose appears more narrow and refined. He also performed an alar base reduction to narrow her nostrils and bring her nasal tip into balance with the rest of her nose.

wide tip rhinoplasty before after

Dr. Kolstad – Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon