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.