Not all rhinoplasty procedures are the same. Ethnic rhinoplasty is a type of nose surgery in which the nose is shaped to fit the patient’s face while preserving the patient’s ethnic characteristics. This procedure also takes into account a patient’s nose’s unique external and internal ethnic features. If you are Hispanic, African American, Asian, or Indian and considering rhinoplasty surgery, you must select a plastic surgeon who specializes in non-Caucasian rhinoplasty.
What is traditional rhinoplasty?
Traditional rhinoplasty is a type of aesthetic surgery that improves the appearance of the nose. A nose job can be used to reduce the size of the nose, correct a crooked nose or a deformity, change the shape of the tip of the nose, bring the nose into harmony with other facial features, and so on. To achieve stunning results for each of his patients, Global Medical Care’s doctors applied a variety of surgical techniques (including open and closed techniques, removing/altering/augmentation of the bones, tip reshaping, and so on). Following this link, you may read more about the types of rhinoplasty.
What is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Externally and internally, different ethnic groups have different nasal characteristics. This factor must be considered in order to achieve beautiful results that appear natural, do not detract from the patient’s ethnic identity, and heal properly.
Asian, Hispanic, and African-American patients, for example, have wider nasal bases, thicker skin, a lower dorsum or bridge (dorsal hump), and limited caudal septal support. A narrowed nostril base, a higher bridge, and a narrowed tip are all common rhinoplasty requests. Therefore, the results of the patients who underwent an ethnic rhinoplasty, are different from those of conventional rhinoplasty.
To achieve these results, the surgeons must employ a cosmetic operation method that is very different from that used on a Caucasian patient. Rather than narrowing the bridge by breaking the nose, the bridge is usually augmented with cartilage and soft tissue materials. Because “ethnic” noses frequently have thin tip cartilage and weak tip support, adding definition and thinning to the tip often necessitates a specialized stabilizing graft made from the patient’s cartilage.
Thicker skin is also a cause for concern because it increases the likelihood of postoperative bleeding, scarring, edema and swelling compared to thin skin. Rhinoplasty on ethnic patients is typically performed as a closed procedure to keep incisions hidden inside the nose.
What are the differences?
The structural differences between Caucasian and non-Caucasian noses are the most noticeable. Ethnic rhinoplasty pays special attention to unique nasal structures and facial features, resulting in a natural-looking, not surgically corrected, result. To achieve the best results, specialized techniques may be required.
If you are non-Caucasian and considering rhinoplasty, it is critical that you choose a surg who has treated people with similar noses. During the day of your preoperative consultation, inquire about how the surgeon’s techniques differ from those used for Caucasian noses, how many rhinoplasty procedures the surgeon has performed on people of your ethnicity, and what type of grafting material the surgeon uses for the best results. Inform yourself about the complications, the effects and risk of bruising depending on your skin type along with your recovery time.
Picking an ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon who is experienced is important. Contact us today to set up a consultation with our medical consultants, so we can discuss the unique approach for your procedure that will provide you with the results you seek.
- On 01/03/2022