Question: I’m African American and looking to get a nose job. I love Rihanna’s nose! Could I have mine made to look the same? Is it possible her nose wouldn’t look good on me even though we’re both African American?
Answer: First of all, it is impossible to make a nose from one person look exactly like the nose of another and, therefore, we would not be able to make your nose look exactly like Rihanna’s but depending on your own specific anatomy, you certainly have the chance of having a nose that looks similar to Rihanna’s. Ultimately, we have to use the nose that we are given as a starting point for what we are going to create through the use of a rhinoplasty operation. As such, there is only so much change that we can create and only so much improvement that can be obtained through modification of the existing tissue. There certainly are patients that have the anatomy that allows us to create exceptional outcomes, but then there are others that have anatomy that make it much more difficult to create a well-defined and aesthetically pleasing nose. It would really depend on your own personal anatomy as to what can actually be created through a rhinoplasty procedure, but the goal overall is to create a nose that is less noticeable and has better harmony with the remainder of your face. So, even if we cannot create a nose that looks a lot like Rihanna’s, we should be able to create a nose that goes better with your facial features and does not draw attention to itself, which is the ultimate goal of any rhinoplasty. This will give you an overall significantly improved aesthetic appearance no matter what your nose looks like today.