What is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

ethnic-rhinoplastyYou may have heard of ethnic rhinoplasty, but do you know exactly what it is? Ethnic rhinoplasty is an approach to nasal surgery requiring a highly individualized technique based on distinctive characteristics of the patient. The most typical ethnic groups we see that are seeking rhinoplasty include Asians, African-Americans, and individuals of Latin and Middle Eastern descent.

One of the key approaches to ethnic rhinoplasty is to respect the native ethnic features. We want to create a noticeable change without making radical alterations to the nasal appearance. The goal is to soften or strengthen those features that require an alteration – without erasing that individual’s ethnic identity. Our goal for any of our rhinoplasty patients is to create a nose that harmoniously fits their face, and is in balance with their other features.

Finding the right doctor is essential to achieving the best possible results. If you are considering rhinoplasty, we strongly recommend that you conduct thorough research and find a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced and knowledgeable about the procedure and its complexities.

If you are interested in learning more about ethnic rhinoplasty, or want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Samuel Sohn or Dr. W. Tracy Hankins, please contact us today.