Ethnic rhinoplasty is a customized surgery to address specific aesthetic concerns common in people from various ethnic backgrounds. While every person has a unique nose, your heritage plays a role in its shape, size, and structure.
Types of ethnic rhinoplasties
Your nose is the central feature of your face and changing any aspect of it has a dramatic impact on your other features. It could not be more critical that this procedure is performed with an eye for balance, structure, and harmony, honoring your heritage in the best possible way.
- Nose augmentation: For ethnic groups desiring a more refined nasal bridge, we offer dorsal augmentation to increase height and projection. In some instances, we may use a portion of your own natural cartilage (from the ear or rib) to build and recontour the nasal structure. We do not use synthetic implants as they have a higher risk of infection, extrusion, or unnatural results.
- Nasal projection enhancement: A very short nose can be enhanced with a cartilage graft, creating a refined nasal tip with slightly more projection.
- Nasal restructuring: If the nasal tip is rounded, snub, or small, its shape and projection can be improved by refining the cartilage or adding additional cartilage when needed to create the look you envision.
- Nose reduction: Some patients have inherited a larger nose through their family line and may not like the appearance of a dorsal hump or bulbous, hanging nasal tip, which can be subtly reduced in size to enhance balance among the features.