The nose is greatly affected by your genetics. Every ethnic group has nose features that may throw off the balance of the face. Ethnic rhinoplasty is a subsect of cosmetic nose reshaping that addresses specific nose traits for Asian, African, Middle Eastern and other ethnic groups. At HMS Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL, we offer ethnic rhinoplasty to reshape the nose for a harmonious facial appearance.
The goal of ethnic rhinoplasty is to reshape the nose while retaining the ethnicity to match the rest of the facial features. An African American or Asian rhinoplasty needs to be performed differently than a Caucasian nose job. There are different goals, and the nose structures vary – every procedure should be carefully designed to achieve the desired outcome.
The typical concern with the Asian nose is that it can lack the height desired. The bridge can be flatter, which can impact the facial appearance and nose function. Raising the nasal bridge slightly can have a beautiful effect, creating more depth and definition to the face and profile. This can be achieved with careful lifting and augmentation of the nasal septum to create the desired nose height and shape.
African American Rhinoplasty
The African nose is generally wider at the alar base, but some patients complain that their nose and nostrils are too wide. Reshaping or resizing the nostrils is a minimally invasive approach that is often all that is needed to create the desired appearance. For those who have an overly wide nose, an alar base reduction can be performed to achieve a more balanced nose shape to match the other facial features.
Dr. Harry Salinas is a highly respected and talented plastic surgeon. He has a reputation for creating stunning results for his patients, including those seeking ethnic rhinoplasty. If you are considering altering the shape of your nose, but want to ensure you retain your ethnic traits, contact us at HMS Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Salinas at our facility in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami, FL, area.