Depending on their origin, people of Hispanic heritage can have diverse facial characteristics. Hispanic encompasses people mainly from Latin America, including Mexico, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, as well as Spain and Portugal.
While each group has similarities in their overall facial structure, subtle differences exist as well.
Hispanic patients comprise a significant percentage of rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery patients in the US. Dr. Paul McCluskey has identified the characteristics that Hispanic patients find to be the most troublesome.
Attention to Detail
These characterized are summarized as thick nasal skin along with weak cartilage at the tip, a flared or wide nasal base, and a prominent bump high on the nasal bridge. Due to these factors, the surgeon must develop a meticulous and careful approach for Hispanic nose surgery procedures.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides Hispanic and Latin nose surgery to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding locations.
Nasal Characteristics of Hispanic Patients
In general, patients considering Hispanic rhinoplasty share similar characteristics, such as the nasal hump, thicker nasal skin, a wider nose bridge compared to that of a Caucasian nose, but less wide than the African American nose.
On top of this, the Hispanic nose has a bulbous nose tip that may be under-projecting with flaring nostrils and a wide alar base.
Hispanic patients tend to have a nose with weak nasal cartilages that causes a hanging or drooping nasal tip. Upon viewing the face in profile, the chin is typically smaller or recessed, leading to a less appealing and balanced profile.
Understanding these unique characteristics is vital to performing effective Hispanic rhinoplasty surgery.
The nose can be further refined by carefully eliminating excess tissue at the nose base, which makes the base narrower.
Dr. McCluskey knows that a difference of only a few millimeters can have a deep effect on the overall appearance of the face. Minute changes that enhance proportion and definition are what create the overall beautiful outcomes that he regularly accomplishes for all his Latin and Hispanic rhinoplasty patients.
After the ethnic nose reshaping cosmetic surgery, the surgeon will position a small cast on the nose to encourage proper healing. This cast will be taken off, and any potential sutures will be removed in around one week following the nose surgery.
The patient may experience some mild bruising and inflammation under the eye region. These symptoms are entirely normal following nose surgery and usually, resolve within the first few weeks. The inflammation in the nose will decrease progressively, as well as refine its shape and size, as it heals over the next six months or up to a year before the final outcomes are visible.
Making the Patient Feel at Home
Dr. McCluskey and his team will be there to walk the patient through every step of their Hispanic rhinoplasty journey, from the pre-operative consultation to the post-op care. It is his goal to help his patients accomplish the best possible rhinoplasty outcomes.
Moreover, Dr. McCluskey takes significant pride in being a part of the pioneering team that revolutionized nose surgery by developing a nasal device that enables patients to breathe right after their Hispanic rhinoplasty procedure, which was not possible in the past.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas for Hispanic and Latin nose surgery.
Serving patients in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Roswell, Marietta, Georgia and surrounding areas.