Dr. Zoumalan has worked with many African Americans to improve their nose cosmetically and functionally. He has helped them do this in a way that maintains their ethnicity. For females who seek Rhinoplasty, this means having an elegant dorsum with a more refined tip. Males often look to maintain their masculinity while improving their profile.

Functional and Cosmetic Improvements

Many African Americans have breathing problems due to a deviated septum and large turbinates. Performing a Septoplasty and turbinate reduction at the same time significantly improves breathing. This alone can provide a big improvement in quality of life. The cosmetic part comes hand in hand with this.

Respecting both form and heritage are essential to Rhinoplasty.

~Dr. Zoumalan

Dr. Zoumalan wants to make sure you look your best AND breathe well after surgery.

What is unique about African American Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty in African Americans may include the following:

  • Narrowing the nose
  • Refining the tip
  • Removing excess layer of fat
  • Increasing or decreasing nasal projection
  • Adding on the bridge using cartilage or an implant
  • Helping improve your breathing.

Does Dr. Zoumalan understand my aesthetic goals?

Dr. Zoumalan tailors each procedure to the individual person. During your consultation, he will feel your nose and look inside it in order to understand the full spectrum of issues involved, both cosmetic and functional. He will perform maneuvers to help diagnose different aspects of your anatomy.

The virtual imaging portion of your procedure is very helpful in deciding which maneuvers will be best for you. It will also be a chance for you to see what your nose may look like.


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  • I was injured on January 7, 2012 in a mo-ped/scooter accident in Cozumel, Mexico. My entire body head to toe (literally) endured horrendous road rash, my nose broke & plenty more. The level of care I received from dr Zoumalan & his entire office was/is truly indescribable but I shall try!

  • It’s been a year since my septoplasty and rhinoplasty and I am extremely happy with my results.Not only has my breathing dramatically improved, I am sleeping better than ever. I feel healthier and it has significantly changed my exercise routine. I can definitely push myself harder and my workouts are longer and more efficient. Best part is I don’t get that winded feeling or stuffy or runny nose while running. I didn’t realize how many aspects of my life would change after the surgery.

    Lauren C.
  • I had a Face and Neck Lift on December 3rd, 2014. Dr. Zoumalan does excellent work! He is very thorough in explaining the procedure, and has an excellent bedside manner. I am so happy with my result. I would highly recommend Dr. Zoumalan.

    Carol Burt
  • So when I met with Richard Zoumalan, I gave him a picture of me when I was 42, and I said, “That’s what I want. Is that possible?” And he said, “Yes!” He explained what he’d do, and how he would do it. I had surgery less than a month ago, and amazingly, I look almost exactly like me, only about 25 years younger.

    Past Life Love
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