Some ethnic groups have certain features that are specific to them. However, every member of that particular ethnicity does not share these features.
At times, some ethnic patients may choose to undergo cosmetic surgery to modify nose or other facial characteristics.
Rhinoplasty is a sought-after choice among patients whose ethnic features include a broad nose. Individuals with African, Middle Eastern, and Asian descent typically consider nose surgery to reduce the width of their nasal structure.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides ethnic cosmetic nose surgery to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding locations.
The Big Picture
The surgeon will need to follow an individualized surgical plan to address the unique anatomical and cosmetic needs of ethnic patients. The modifications in the nose should not be done to a point where it completely alters a person’s appearance.
Improving the Nasal Appearance in Ethnic Patients
Ethnic rhinoplasty involves the surgical modification of the nose to develop a shape that is more balanced and harmonious with the other facial characteristics of the patient without changing their appearance in a drastic way.
Nose reshaping cosmetic surgery on African American, Asian, and Hispanic patients should account or the different internal and external features of the ethnic nose.
Due to its distinct characteristics, the ethnic nose warrants special attention. For example, Asian, African American, and Hispanic patients typically have fuller, rounder, and less protuberant nose tips.
The patients may want to lengthen and refine the nasal it to allow it to appear taller and narrower. Additionally, ethnic rhinoplasty can also modify flared or wide nostrils.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Techniques
In ethnic rhinoplasty, the surgeon uses specialized techniques such as altering the bone and cartilage shape within the nose, making the nostrils narrower or taking cartilage from other body areas for grafting to create a longer nose tip.
Some nose surgeons prefer synthetic implants due to their ease of placement. However, sometimes they can only use the patient’s own cartilage for safe and desirable results. This reduces the risk of complications, and migration or extrusion usually associated with synthetic implants.
Patients from Middle Eastern ancestry often choose to undergo rhinoplasty to reduce the nasal hump, refine the nasal tip, and accomplish a nose shape that is more harmonious with other facial features.
On the other hand, patients from African American ethnicity seek nose reshaping surgery to refine a wide nose bridge, narrow flared nostrils and build-up a weak nasal tip by using a cartilage graft taken from another area of the body.
Hispanic patients may seek rhinoplasty to reduce the size of a prominent nasal bridge while simultaneously augmenting a very flat nose. The plastic surgeon may refine a bulbous or thick nose tip to restore the emphasis on the other facial characteristics of the patient.
Developing a conservative surgical plan for ethnic rhinoplasty patients is important. This surgery should preserve the characteristics that make the ethnic face unique and distinct. Ethnic rhinoplasty should only enhance the natural beauty of the patient in a subtle manner.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas for ethnic nose surgery.
Serving patients in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Roswell, Marietta, Georgia and surrounding areas.