What is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

Many ethnic groups have distinctive nasal features, which add to humanity’s beauty and diversity. You may have concerns about the size or shape of your nose but wonder if you can change it without losing your ethnic features. Ethnic rhinoplasty enhances your nose without losing the features that make you unique. A skilled surgeon can achieve the nose you want while still looking natural.

What is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

While many surgeons perform standard rhinoplasty, an ethnic rhinoplasty requires a superior level of skill. If you have ethnic features, you should find a surgeon with experience performing ethnic rhinoplasty. With an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and ethnic characteristics, Dr. Moskowitz and Dr. Mashkevich can maintain the natural beauty of your features while giving you the nose you want.

How is Ethnic Rhinoplasty Performed?

While ethnic rhinoplasty is performed much like other rhinoplasties, your surgeon takes particular care to maintain your ethnic features. Rhinoplasty looks natural when your nose remains balanced with the rest of your face. Instead of creating “cookie cutter” noses that all look similar, your ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon develops a unique treatment plan that guides your procedure. 

During an ethnic rhinoplasty, your surgeon will rearrange the nasal structure. They may perform an open rhinoplasty using an incision between the nostrils or a closed rhinoplasty with incisions inside the nose. Ethnic rhinoplasty is not necessarily more complicated but requires a particular level of artistry. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

If you want to improve the appearance of your nose while maintaining harmony with the rest of your features, you may be a good candidate for an ethnic rhinoplasty. Ideal candidates for an ethnic rhinoplasty do not want to get rid of the ethnic appearance of their noses. Instead, they want a more refined and differently shaped nose that still honors their ethnic heritage. Your nose should match your other features, so the art of ethnic rhinoplasty comes from shaping the nose to your goals without making it look unnatural. Candidates for any rhinoplasty should be in good health and have reasonable expectations. 

What Can an Ethnic Rhinoplasty Treat?

Many people have concerns with the size, shape, or projection of their noses. Issues that might bother you about your nose include:

  • It feels too large for your face
  • Has a hump or bump
  • A wide or narrow bridge of the nose
  • Flattened or wise nasal tip

Correcting these concerns in people with ethnic features requires your surgeon to avoid overdoing your nose and making it look less natural. 

If you have injured your nose or have a structural problem that causes issues with breathing, you may need a rhinoplasty to correct this. A functional rhinoplasty can repair issues such as a deviated septum. Your surgeon can fix functional problems during your rhinoplasty. 

What is Recovery Like After an Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

After surgery, you will have a splint and other dressings on your nose. Your surgeon will check on these during your follow-up visits and will usually remove them after seven days. Ice packs will help prevent swelling and keep you comfortable. Most people can return to work after seven to ten days. Bruising has usually faded by this time, although you will still have some swelling. 

What Results Will I See With an Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

Your nose will look different as soon as your surgeon removes your dressings. However, it will still look swollen, so your post-surgical results will continue to evolve as the swelling resolves. It can take up to a year before your nose achieves its new permanent appearance. You will notice that your nose looks significantly improved but still suits your facial features for a naturally beautiful appearance. Rhinoplasty results last a lifetime, so you will enjoy your new nose for many years. 

How Much Does an Ethnic Rhinoplasty Cost?

An ethnic rhinoplasty will often cost more than a “standard” procedure because only skilled and experienced surgeons should perform it. Along with your surgeon’s abilities, factors affecting your cost include your location and the complexity of your surgery. We recommend a consultation for a more accurate estimate and a chance to ask questions and learn more about your surgeon. 

How to Choose a Surgeon for Your Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Because ethnic rhinoplasty is a specialized procedure, you should look for a board-certified surgeon who specializes in facial procedures and has experience performing ethnic rhinoplasty. Find a surgeon you feel comfortable with and one who listens carefully to your goals. A skilled and experienced surgeon will provide the desired results that suit your natural features. 

Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn more about ethnic rhinoplasty? Schedule your consultation or by calling Specialty Aesthetic Surgery at (212) 737-8700. We look forward to working with you!

Specialty Aesthetic Surgery serves the greater NYC metro area.

About our Surgeons

Bruce Moskowitz is an experienced and board-certified oculoplastic surgeon. His practice encompasses all areas of oculoplastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has a well-known reputation for revision surgery, and a large portion of his practice comes from other colleagues to revise sub-optimal outcomes.

Grigoriy Mashkevich is an experienced and double-board certified facial plastic surgeon. He belongs to a highly select group of surgeons with a focused specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, face, and neck. 

*Individual results may vary.

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