This is a question to Dr. Michael Kremer: I am a 24-year old male from Dhahran/Saudi Arabia. Even though I accept that a rather large nose with a hump is a typical ethnic feature in arab males in my country, I am convinced that my nose in particular is far to big and too broad. It appears almost African to me. I am very self-conscious about this and would like to consult with you during my next trip to Munich in June. Please, doctor, help me! Thank you, Mohammad
Answer from Dr. Kremer:
Dear Mohammad, thank you for contacting me from long ways. I fully understand your concerns and can assure you that you are not alone: in the past I have treated many male patients from your country and other countries in the gulf area. Even though ethnic features are to be considered particularly in rhinoplasty, some patients simply have to big of a nose and need plastic surgery.
When you come to my office, I will demonstrate to you many before-after pictures of other arab males and you will see, that I did not change their looks but enhance their looks. I set great effort in creating a very natural result so that you see the difference you always wanted but people around you don't realize that you had cosmetic surgery.
Together we will - step by step - do a computer simulation in order to determine how much change you want and how this would look. I can assure you that your final result will closely match what we planned ahead of time and that you will not end up like Michael Jackson.