People from different ethnicities may have unique facial characteristics including their nasal shape. It’s important to keep these characteristics in mind when considering a rhinoplasty so that facial harmony is not disrupted. . A surgeon experienced in ethnic rhinoplasty can provide the medical and aesthetic results you desire.
What is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is simply a term describing an operation to restructure the nose while maintaining your unique facial characteristics. Surgeons, like Dr. Bared, take into account basic differences in nasal structure to create natural-appearing results that take attention away from the nose.
Are Ethnic Rhinoplasty Techniques Different?
The approach to rhinoplasty for different ethnicities can vary depending on skin thickness, bone structure, and overall facial features.
For example, in some cases, Hispanic noses resemble the Caucasian nose in anatomy and skin thickness. While in other cases Hispanic patients may have a more Mestizo-type nose where the nasal bones are shorter, the septal cartilage may be smaller, and the skin may be thicker.
A surgeon skilled in performing rhinoplasties for patients of different ethnic backgrounds will be to evaluate your anatomical features and suggest a surgical approach that will achieve natural-appearing results for you.
Functional vs. Cosmetic Procedures
People of all ethnicities get rhinoplasties for similar reasons. Functional reasons include:
• Fixing a deviated septum
• Repairing the nose after an injury
• Realigning the nose after a break
• Correcting issues with the nasal valves
Cosmetic procedures are common and alter something you don’t like about the shape of your nose. Common requests are to refine the tip, reduce a hump, and reshaping an overprojected nose.
Often functional and cosmetic reasons go hand-in-hand. For example, reshaping an overprojected nose can help a patient breath better.
Visualize Your Results
Before committing to a rhinoplasty procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bared. He uses a computer imaging tool during the consultation phase that will help you visualize your results.
Also, be sure to look at before-and-after pictures of others who share a similar ethnic background, and discuss your desired results. Dr. Bared has a large gallery of images and videos for patients he’s worked with that have a Hispanic or African American background.
A skilled surgeon, like Dr. Bared, will be able to give you the details you need to make an informed decision and feel confident about the outcome.