Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj, Director of The Aesthetic Facial Surgery Institute of New York and New Jersey, has developed a custom nasal "S" implant, which the doctor states "is unique in that no other implant on the market addresses African American patients. This is common, but not limited to, African Americans and Non-Anglics." The "S" implant was designed to augment the nasal frontal angle and dorsum of the nasal bone, thus offering a superior alternative to other and more common forms of nasal augmentation material available today.

Dr. Slupchynskyj recently completed a retrospective study using his custom "S" implant to evaluate the satisfaction of African American patients with nasal dorsal augmentation. Statistics found that, 1) patients were seeking not to change ethnicity, but achieve facial harmony, and 2) the majority of patients felt an increase in self-esteem post-surgically along with a significant preservation of ethnic characteristics. Dr. Slupchynskyj has been invited to speak and present his findings at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery's 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting in January 2007.

Oleh Slupchynskyj, M.D. is the Director and Founder of The Aesthetic Facial Surgery Institute of New York and New Jersey with offices in Manhattan, West Orange, and Lyndhurst. Dr. Slupchynskyj is double board certified through the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology with training specific to the head, neck and face. He is a member of the following Societies: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology, New York County Medical Society, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. More information on his surgical techniques can be found on his Web sites http://www.facechange.org and http://www.africanamericanrhinoplasty.com.

The Aesthetic Facial Surgery Institute of New York and New Jersey