Ethnic rhinoplasty refers to rhinoplasty procedures performed on patients of ethnicity. We commonly see patients of the following descent:
Most ethnic rhinoplasty patients are looking to improve upon their nose but still retain and preserve their ethnic identity. They typically do not want a fully westernized look, but they do want an improved nasal appearance that is in harmony with the rest of their facial features.
Rhinoplasty in ethnic patients often requires a different approach than in Caucasian patients. While individuals vary dramatically, there are some characteristics common to the different ethnicities that can make rhinoplasty more challenging and these must be addressed and taken into account in order to achieve an optimal result.
- Thicker nasal skin
- Weak tip cartilages
- Removal of a hump
- Raising a flat bridge
- Narrowing a wide appearance or broad base
- Adding more definition to a bulbous tip
- Raising a drooping tip
- Improving large or flared nostrils
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Ethnic Rhinoplasty FAQ’s:
What can I expect during my ethnic rhinoplasty consultation?
During consultation, there will be in-depth discussion about your specific goals, what look you are trying to achieve and how we go about getting you there. There will also be a pre-operative evaluation of the nose and the overall facial balance. Computer imaging may also be used.
My nose is so wide. What can I do to give it more definition?
Alar base reduction and nasal tip reduction
If I want to build up the bridge of my nose, what material can be used?
Your own cartilage preferably, a rib cadaver, gortex or a silicone implant
What type of anesthesia is used for ethnic rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is usually performed with either general anesthesia or a twilight sleep.
Does revision rhinoplasty mean I will be left with scars?
There are two types of ethnic rhinoplasty techniques: opened vs. closed
- With closed rhinoplasty procedures, the incisions are made the inside of the nose, there will be no visible scarring.
- With open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made under the tip of the nose and possibly on the side if alar base reduction is needed. The incisions are minute and skillfully hidden deep in the creases. They are well-concealed and will fade with time.
When will I be able to go back to work after my surgery?
Patients can usually return to work within a week after surgery.
Is financing available for revision rhinoplasty?
Many plastic surgery procedures are eligible for financing.