Every race has its own inherent aesthetic features. Everyone belonging to a particular race does not share these features, and individuals do sometimes consider cosmetic surgery to alter them. Rhinoplasty is a sought-after cosmetic surgery procedure among those whose ethnic features include a wide nose.
Many patients from Asian and African heritage choose ethnic rhinoplasty to decrease the width of their nose. It is essential that the surgeon adjusts their approach to the unique anatomic elements of the patient’s nose. The surgeon should refrain from changing the nose to a point where it dramatically alters the patient’s appearance.
Experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides ethnic rhinoplasty procedures to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.
Enhancing the Nose Appearance in Ethnic Patients
Ethnic rhinoplasty is a nose reshaping cosmetic surgery in which the nose is surgically changed to develop a more balanced, aesthetic nose that is appropriate for the patient’s face without entirely changing the patient’s ethnic features.
African American, Asian, and Hispanic nose surgeries should account for the distinctive internal and external ethnic characteristics of every patient’s nose. A qualified and experienced ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon will determine whether an ethnic nose may need major changes in the internal structures to alter the external appearance and attain a look that is desirable to the patient.
The distinctive characteristics of the ethnic nose structure warrants that African Americans, Asians, and Hispanics and may have particular nasal features which need special regard. For instance, African American, Asian and Hispanic patients frequently have bulbous, rounder, or less protrusive nasal tips.
In addition, they may desire to extend and refine (develop a taller and narrower tip). The standard issue of nostrils being excessively wide or flared can also be addressed via ethnic rhinoplasty.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Techniques
The surgeon will employ specialized techniques in an ethnic rhinoplasty surgical procedure. These techniques include altering the shape of the cartilage and bone within the nose, making the nostrils narrower, or even using cartilage from another body part for grafting to lengthen the tip of the nose.
Some surgeons prefer synthetic implants due to the convenience of placement. But in specific instances, they can only utilize tissue from the patient’s own body for safer and more predictable outcomes as well as reducing the risks of complications, migration or extrusion inherent in synthetic implants.
Middle Eastern ethnicity patients frequently choose rhinoplasty to decrease a nasal hump, refine the nose tip, and attain a nose that is more harmonious with other facial characteristics.
In Afro American candidates, an excessively wide nasal bridge will be refined, very wide nostrils can be narrowed, and a weak nasal tip can be built up through the use of a cartilage graft sought from another location of the body.
In Hispanic patients, the surgeon may decrease an excessively prominent bridge. On the other hand, they may strengthen the profile by grafting an overly flat nose. The surgeon will perform the procedure to refine bulbous or thick nasal tip which will be helpful in restoring attention to the patient’s eyes and smile.
Dedicated facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and neighboring areas for rhinoplasty.
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