Each race has aesthetic features that are specific to it. Every member of a particular race may not share these characteristics. But people who do sometimes seek plastic surgery to alter these features.
Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure among patients whose ethnic characteristics include a broad nose. Individuals from African and Asian ethnicities often seek nose reshaping cosmetic surgery to reduce the wide appearance of their nostrils.
It is vital that the surgeon modifies their surgical approach to suit the specific physical anatomy of the patient’s nose. The surgeon should not change the shape of the nose to a point where it completely changes the appearance of the patient.
Board certified plastic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provide ethnic nose reshaping surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding communities.
Enhancing the Appearance of the Nose in Ethnic Patients
Ethnic rhinoplasty is nose reshaping cosmetic surgery where the nose is surgically altered to create a nose shape that is more harmonious and proportionate to other facial features of the patient, without drastically changing their ethnic characteristics.
African American, Asian, and Hispanic rhinoplasty procedures should account for the diverse internal and external ethnic attributes of an individual patient’s nose.
An experienced and well-qualified ethnic nose surgeon will evaluate if an ethnic nose needs major changes in the internal structures to improve the external appearance and attain an appearance that is satisfactory to the patient.
The ethnic nose anatomy has different characteristics necessitating special attention. For instance, African American, Asian, and Hispanic patients usually have rounder, fuller, and less protruding nasal tips.
They may want to extend and refine the nose tip to help it appear taller and narrower. Ethnic nose reshaping can also correct the common condition of the nostrils appearing excessively flared or too wide.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Techniques
Ethnic rhinoplasty plastic surgery procedures involve the use of specialized techniques including changing the bone and cartilage shape within the nose, making the nostrils narrower or taking cartilage from other body areas for grafting to develop an extended nose tip.
Some surgeons prefer to use synthetic implants due to their ease of placement. But sometimes they can only use the patient’s own tissue for safe and effective outcomes. This also lowers the risk of complications, migration, or extrusion typically associated with synthetic implants.
Patients of Middle Eastern descent typically choose nose reshaping surgery to refine the nasal tip, reduce the nasal hump, and attain a nose shape that is more harmonious with the other facial characteristics.
African American patients consider nose surgery for refining a wide nasal bridge, narrowing flared nostrils, and augmenting a weak nose tip by using a cartilage graft sourced from another location on the body.
Hispanic patients may seek to reduce a very prominent nose bridge. On the other hand, they may want to strengthen the profile by augmenting a very flat nose. The cosmetic surgeon will refine a thick or bulbous nose tip to restore the focus on the patient’s eyes and smile.
It’s essential for the surgeon to create a conservative surgical plan for ethnic rhinoplasty patients. This procedure should maintain the features that lend an individual their identity and uniqueness. It should only enhance the patient’s inherent beauty in a subtle manner.
Cosmetic surgeons at ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and nearby areas for ethnic nose reshaping surgery.
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