For centuries, Black people have been conditioned to believe that our features are somehow less desirable. Whether it be our full lips or wider noses, influences of European standards have permeated through every ethnicity, skewing expectations of beauty. It’s why often times, rhinoplasty for Black noses leaves patients nearly unrecognizable and appearing somewhat artificial.

It serves as further proof of the need for knowledgeable plastic surgeons, well-versed in the history of Black noses, who are not married to the idea of compromising the integrity of the face. Doctors like that exist, but they’re not all-too common.

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