Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a rhinoplasty technique designed to provide natural looking results to patients of African-American, East Asian, Hispanic and Middle Eastern ethnicities. These patients often have nasal structures that are different that Caucasian patients and their unique features have to be taken into account when balancing the facial features.  Ethnic rhinoplasty can be perform as open or closed rhinoplasty. Many non-Caucasian patients require cartilage grafting or artificial implants in the bridge of the nose to reinforce the nasal structure and provide more definition. These patients often have nasal tip reshaping to address large or overly bulbous nose tips. 

Ideal candidates for ethnic rhinoplasty include patients with ethnic features that need to be addressed while reshaping and giving the nose a new size. In addition, patients with a bulbous tip, an oversized nose or nostrils, a nose that is crooked or have a droopy tip or bump on the bridge are ideal candidates for ethnic rhinoplasty.

The cost of ethnic rhinoplasty is anywhere from $3000-$8500. The cost depends on the amount of work performed during the surgery, if the surgery was open or closed rhinoplasty, any fees charged by the doctor or the facility and the area of the country where the surgery was performed.

The results of ethnic rhinoplasty can be obscured for a few weeks thanks to swelling after the procedure. While the swelling will go down after a few weeks, the changes to the nose will continue to refine as the contour of the nose continues to change. It can take up to a year for the final results to be visible. As long as the patient does not suffer any sort of trauma or injury to the nose, the final results should be permanent.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

submitted on   Wed Jan, 22, 2014 by Ashkan Ghavami, MD     
Ethnic rhinoplasty is a nose job performed on non-Caucasians to improve the shape, size and appearance of the nose without compromising the ethnic identity of the patient. Ethnic rhinoplasty keeps the external features of the patient’s nose in mind while considering the internal structure in order1