All Press Releases for June 01, 2012

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

People of different ethnicities generally have noses with characteristics that are unique to their ethnicity. This is part of what gives your ethnicity a distinct appearance compared with others.

    MIAMI, FL, June 01, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- People of different ethnicities generally have noses with characteristics that are unique to their ethnicity. This is part of what gives your ethnicity a distinct appearance compared with others. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, it is possible to undergo rhinoplasty and achieve results that both address your aesthetic goals and preserve your ethnic features. In many cases, this will also lead to the most natural looking results.

There are a unique set of challenges associated with performing an ethnic rhinoplasty that are not present in other types of rhinoplasty procedures. Your plastic surgeon must be sensitive to the aesthetic characteristics that give your nose its ethnic appearance in order to achieve results that respect and maintain your ethnic roots. As a result, ethnic rhinoplasty requires an individualized approach that is catered to your unique features and aesthetic goals.

Am I a Candidate for Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

Candidates for ethnic rhinoplasty must meet the same criteria as other rhinoplasty patients:

- Good overall health
- Have aesthetic flaws in their nose they wish to address
- Have a nose that has reached full maturity (generally occurring during teenage years)
- Realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure

If you would like your results to preserve the ethnic features of your nose, you should discuss this preference with your plastic surgeon at your initial rhinoplasty consultation. This will ensure that you and your plastic surgeon are on the same page regarding your desired outcome, and it will help you determine whether your surgeon is aware of and sensitive to the unique issues associated with performing an ethnic rhinoplasty.

Factors to Consider with your Ethnic Rhinoplasty Procedure

There are certain considerations that must be made in order to achieve beautiful, natural looking results with your ethnic rhinoplasty. Many of these considerations vary based on your ethnicity.

For example, the consistency and thickness of your cartilage is often impacted by your ethnicity. In particular, Asian and Hispanic people generally tend to have softer cartilage. The width and shape of nostrils are generally different for people of varying ethnicities as well. Asian and Hispanic people often have horizontally-oval nostrils with a wide floor, and the nostril walls tend to be thicker. African American patients often have a broader and flatter nose structure with thicker skin in the nasal area. Many Middle Eastern patients have noses that are longer with a convex profile.

Your plastic surgeon must understand how these factors will impact the techniques that will be most effective for a particular ethnicity. In addition, your surgeon must pay close attention to these nuanced features in order to preserve your ethnic appearance.

Common ethnic rhinoplasty techniques used to address these considerations include lengthening the tip of the nose, augmenting the nasal bridge, and narrowing the base of the nostrils.

Choosing an Ethnic Rhinoplasty Surgeon

When choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your ethnic rhinoplasty, make sure you work with someone who has made rhinoplasty a primary focus of their practice. In particular, your plastic surgeon should have extensive experience performing ethnic rhinoplasty and be sensitive to the unique issues presented by this specialized procedure. Choosing a board certified plastic surgeon will also ensure your surgeon has undergone extensive training and demonstrated excellence in the field.

For additional information on ethnic rhinoplasty, please visit the website of The Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery, serving patients in Miami, Florida, at

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