In the past, most surgical procedures were geared towards a eurocentric look that homogenized patients of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Ethnic rhinoplasty aims to correct your nasal flaws and elevate your facial contours while preserving the unique markers of your ethnic identity.
Preserve Your Heritage & Correct Nasal Flaws
Each ethnic identity has a unique set of anatomical features, especially regarding the nose. Some ethnicities have wider nostrils, some have a pronounced hump, and some have flatter noses. Instead of erasing the markers of your heritage and westernizing your nose, our board-certified plastic surgeons correct/minimize your nasal flaws while preserving your distinct heritage. Each ethnic rhinoplasty is performed according to your individual goals.
What is an Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is essentially a nose job that aims to preserve the ethnic markers of your identity. Each culture has distinct notions of attractiveness. Instead of following the western template for an “attractive nose,” an ethnic rhinoplasty personalizes the surgical plan to address your unique concerns and goals. The procedure still involves making structural changes to the shape, size, proportions, and contours of your nose. But the techniques are personalized to ensure the final results match your expectations.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Can Correct:
- Overly large or small nose
- Upturned, downturned, or pinched nasal tip
- Large hump on the nose (dorsal hump)
- Overly wide or narrow nostrils
- Deviated septum and other functional issues
- Deformities caused by injuries or accidents
- Congenital deformities related to the nose
Types of Ethnic Rhinoplasty
An African-American rhinoplasty must account for the fact that some individuals of African descent have flatter and wider nostrils, some have low-hanging nasal tips, some have larger dorsal humps, and other distinct nasal features that may need to be modified or preserved.
Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty
A middle eastern rhinoplasty must account for the fact that some individuals of Indian, Pakistani, Iranian, or Arab descent have larger dorsal humps, wide nasal bridges, droopy nasal tips, and other distinct nasal features that may need to be modified or preserved.
An Asian rhinoplasty must account for the fact that some individuals of East Asian descent have rounded or bulbous nasal tips, sloped dorsum, thick nasal skin, wide nostrils, and other distinct nasal features that may need to be modified or preserved.
A Hispanic rhinoplasty must account for the fact that some individuals of Latino, Mexican, Castilian, or Mestizo descent have bulbous nasal tips, prominent dorsal humps, wide nostrils, and other distinct nasal features that may need to be modified or preserved.
Benefits of Ethnic Rhinoplasty:
- Improve the contours of the nose
- Preserve the markers of your cultural heritage
- Minimize nasal flaws without erasing the heritage
- Correct breathing issues and other functional problems
- Improve the shape, size, and structure of the nostrils, nasal tip, and bridge
- Improve overall facial proportions and harmony
- Improve self-esteem and confidence
Your Ethnic Rhinoplasty Journey
Everyone’s ethnic rhinoplasty journey is unique. Your journey will start with a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons, who will review your medical history, discuss your goals and concerns, examine your nose, and curate a personalized surgical plan. Depending on your goals and concerns, your ethnic rhinoplasty may be performed using open or closed rhinoplasty techniques, and some patients may also need a cartilage graft from the ears or ribs. The specific details of the surgery vary from one individual to the next.
Schedule an Appointment
Wright Spellman Plastic Surgery is an accredited facial plastic surgery center that aims to elevate your facial contours and provide the desired aesthetic results. Our facial plastic surgeons are double board-certified experts who take the time to listen to your concerns and curate personalized surgical plans that ensure results that match your expectations. Please schedule an appointment to initiate your ethnic rhinoplasty journey in Sarasota, FL.