African-American Rhinoplasty

African-American Rhinoplasty is a sub-category of Ethnic Rhinoplasty, which is the specialized area of nose job procedures that take into account the specific characteristics and common features of a particular ethnic group’s nose, as well as the unique concerns facing ethnic patients who are considering facial plastic surgery. Dr. Philip Miller has more than 20 years of experience performing ethnic nose job surgery in NYC.

Fear of losing one’s ethnic identity or appearing too “Caucasian” are concerns Dr. Miller often hears during initial consultations with ethnic nose job candidates in New York City. The fear of changing one’s appearance too dramatically and the potential stigma that often follows is what motivated Dr. Miller to make African-American rhinoplasty a specialized focus of his practice.ethnic-rhinoplasty-surgeon-in-nyc

View before and after photos of African-American patients.


Dr. Miller understands that African-American nose job patients have unique facial structures, including:

  • A low nasal bridge
  • Thick nasal skin
  • Weak or thin cartilage in the nasal tip
  • Wide nostrils

Dr. Miller has developed specialized rhinoplasty techniques to create attractive and impeccable results that maintain the African-American patient’s ethnic integrity yet still allow for impressive results that meet the patient’s overall objectives and exceed expectations.

Of course, Dr. Miller is also able to satisfy those patients who prefer a “designer nose” or less ethnic appearance. Dr. Miller’s two decades of experience in facial plastic surgery and dedication to every patient allow him to tailor a treatment plan that recognizes and respects each patient’s physical characteristics, individual goals and objectives.


For the right patient, African-American Rhinoplasty can produce amazing benefits.

  • Improved Appearance

Changing some concerning aspect of your nose, no matter how small the change, can give your entire appearance a totally new look. Whether you want subtle or major changes, a new nose can be the foundation for a new you and your ultimate makeover.

  • More Self-Esteem

When you feel good about how the world sees you, you feel good about yourself. Even subtle changes can make a big difference, and help you regain the confidence you have always dreamed of.

  • Better Health

Perhaps your existing nose is causing you breathing difficulties or other health problems. A nose job can improve both appearance and functionality, allowing you to enjoy each day free from restrictions caused by nasal irregularities.

Selecting a Surgeon

Perhaps the most important factor in selecting the best surgeon for your ethnic rhinoplasty is the actual experience the plastic surgeon has working with ethnic patients. The surgeon should have a clear understanding of the nuances of the nose of black descent and be able to explain the specialized techniques used to address these differences.

In the world of cosmetic surgery, success is measured in the surgeon’s actual “before and after” photographs. A surgeon skilled with ethnic nose jobs will have a portfolio of photographic evidence that demonstrates expertise in this area.

Click here to view before and after photos of African-American rhinoplasty patients from NYC.


If you are an African-American concerned with any aspect of your nose’s appearance, you may be a good candidate for African-American Rhinoplasty. The ideal nose job candidate is at least 13 years old, a non-smoker and in good overall health.

Only a skilled and experienced facial plastic surgeon that specializes in African-American nose jobs can perform an examination and determine exactly what a nose job procedure can do for you and realistic expectations that will enhance your appearance.

Learn More About African-American Rhinoplasty

To learn more about the procedure, please contact our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Miller. You can fill out our convenient contact form or call us at (646) 791-3112. One of our patient advisers will be happy to help you get started on the road to a new you.


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