Dr.Naderi i am a 20 year old african american male who is thinking of undergoing rhinoplasty, everytime i look in the mirror i am unsatisfied with my reflection,i think my nose is unatractive and wide,i was wondering if u could tell me any usefull information about what to do.Also i think have a think layer of skin right under my nose that sits on top of my upper lip that makes my mouth stick up,i was looking to get that removed but i was thinking was that in the same catogory as lip reduction or lipo?
I certainly cannot tell you whether to undergo an elective surgery or not. You have to make that decision and then choose your surgeon carefully. You also must have realistic goals. Significant refinement and improvements can be made with proper technique in an African American nose. These techniques are often distinct from caucasian rhinoplasty due to skin and cartilage and bone differences among the races.
As far as this “tissue” on your upper lip I am not sure what you are referring to but if you want to upload some pictures on the contact-us page then I would be glad to take a look and see what the issue may be.