Rhinoplasty For Different Ethnicities

Rhinoplasty For Different Ethnicities

Since many years ago, rhinoplasty has been an option. However, obtaining a satisfactory result can be difficult for individuals of color in the United States because best practices were created with the general facial features and aesthetic standards of Caucasians in mind, who make up the majority of patient demographics.

Rhinoplasty, sometimes known as a nose job, is regularly performed on about 74% of patients who are Caucasian. But a narrow, universal focus on the “American nose” fails to protect patients’ ethnic identities and ignores the wide variety of facial forms and traits present in modern culture. A patient who is African-American, Asian, Native American, or Middle Eastern may experience breathing problems and a higher likelihood of having additional or revisional surgery if Caucasian rhinoplasty criteria are applied to their face.

Ethnic rhinoplasty patients of color require the assistance of a plastic surgery team with experience in enhancing ethnic noses.

At The Seattle Rhinoplasty Center rhinoplasty surgery is a common reason for patient visits. The distinctive traits and objectives of each patient determine which ethnic rhinoplasty procedures will produce the best results. We can get a more harmonious appearance by paying attention to the angle between the forehead and the nose, the width of the nose, the form of the eyes, cheeks, and mouth.

ethnic rhinoplasty treatment types

Since the nose is likely the most noticeable facial feature, it is sense that people of all races frequently inspect it when they look in the mirror.

Bone and cartilage make up the nose’s basic framework and support the skin.
A nose may appear narrow, wide, flat, bulbous, or even rough if those components are not balanced in size and shape.

Patients have been known to send in pictures of famous people with the caption, “I want my nose to appear like this.”
It is unfair to base your expectations on someone else’s facial features because every person’s face is different.
Additionally, many surgeries are sometimes needed for significant changes, which is costly and carries a higher surgical risk.

One of the following procedures might be suggested by your plastic surgeon:

Augmentation (rearranging) is a frequent practice throughout all ethnic groups.
To balance the nose proportionality, we make small alterations to the angles and definition of specific parts rather than adding or subtracting from the nose.
By moving around cartilage, for instance:

making the area where the nostrils and nose bridge meet more defined or softer to give the appearance of a narrower tip.

Rotating or de-rotating the nose’s tip to increase or decrease the space between it and the lip.
This can balance out a prominent bridge and alter how far the nose seems to protrude out from the face.

Revision rhinoplasty: To improve or repair an earlier treatment, certain patients may benefit from revisional surgery. One of our specializations is revisional ethnic rhinoplasty, which involves a lot of skill to provide a successful end.Each operation leaves behind scar tissue, which about 10 times the complexity of the rhinoplasty in Seattle.

Reduction (taking away): Reducing the size of the nose physically by removing bone and cartilage from the supporting components.Previously projecting features are meant to be recessed into the rest of the face.Middle Eastern patients experience this more frequently.

Projection (adding to): Increasing the size of the nose by grafting cartilage from the patient’s ribs and/or septum to the base of the nose in areas where it is flatter.
The nose appears to be thinner, more beautiful, and more balanced when there is projection, which causes certain parts of the nose to protrude out further from the face.
Patients who are African-American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, or Hispanic are more likely to experience this.



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