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    Cosmetic Rhinoplasty – Ethnic Rhinoplasty

    Cosmetic Rhinoplasty – Ethnic RhinoplastySome facial characteristics are specific to a particular ethnicity. Each member of a specific race does not share these features. But, at times, people who do have these ethnic features choose to undergo cosmetic surgery to modify these attributes.

    Rhinoplasty surgery is sought-after by patients whose ethnic characteristics include a broad nose. In general, individuals from Asian and African ethnicities consider nose surgery to reduce the flared or wide appearance of their nostrils.

    Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides ethnic nose reshaping surgery to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities.


    The Big Picture

    When it comes to the unique anatomical and cosmetic needs of ethnic noses, it is crucial that the surgeon adopts a customized surgical approach. They should not change the appearance of the nose to a degree where it completely changes the patient’s identity.


    Enhancing the Appearance of the Nose in Ethnic Patients

    Ethnic rhinoplasty involves modifying the nose to develop a nose shape that is more proportionate and harmonious with other facial characteristics of the patient without changing their appearance in a drastic way.

    Nose reshaping surgery on African American, Asian, and Hispanic patients should take into consideration the distinct internal and external structure of the ethnic nose.

    An experienced and well-qualified rhinoplasty surgeon will evaluate whether the nose requires significant modifications to the internal structures to enhance its external appearance.

    Special attention has to be given to the ethnic nose due to its distinct characteristics. For example, African American, Asian, and Hispanic patients often have fuller, rounder, and less protruding nose tips.

    Ethnic patients may seek to lengthen and refine the nasal tip to ensure that it appears taller and narrower. Additionally, ethnic rhinoplasty can address excessively flared or wide nostrils as well.


    Ethnic Rhinoplasty Techniques

    In ethnic rhinoplasty, the cosmetic surgeon makes use of specialized techniques such as altering the cartilage and bone shape within the nose, making the nostrils narrower or taking cartilage from other areas of the body for grafting to create a longer nose tip.

    Sometimes surgeons may use synthetic implants due to the ease of placement that they offer. However, in some cases, they can only use cartilage from the patient’s own body for safe and effective results. This reduces the risk of complications, and migration or extrusion usually associated with synthetic implants.

    Patients from Middle Eastern heritage usually choose rhinoplasty to reduce the nasal hump, refine the nose tip, and achieve a nose shape that is more proportional to other facial features.

    African American candidates seek nose reshaping surgery to refine a broad nose bridge, narrow flared nostrils, and build-up a weak nose tip using a cartilage graft from another area of the patient’s body.

    People of Hispanic ethnicity may consider nose surgery to reduce a very prominent nasal bridge. They may, on the other hand, desire a stronger facial profile which can be accomplished by augmenting a very flat nose.

    The plastic surgeon will refine a thick or full nose tip to restore the focus on other facial characteristics of the patient.


    Conservative Approach

    A customized surgical plan is vital for effective outcomes in ethnic rhinoplasty surgery. This procedure should preserve the characteristics that lend a person their uniqueness and identity. Ethnic rhinoplasty should only aim to enhance the patient’s natural beauty subtly.

    Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for ethnic nose surgery.
    For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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