Ethnic rhinoplasty has been used by individuals of Hispanic, African, Middle Eastern, or Asian descent who are looking to tastefully change the appearance of their nose. This procedure is designed to work on an individual basis, which means there is no one-size-fits-all approach to this procedure.
The goal of this form of rhinoplasty is either to contour the nose or increase or decrease its size. Some who come in for this form of rhinoplasty have a misaligned nose, have a bulbous nasal tip, or have a boxy nose. All of these issues can be addressed while keeping the distinct characteristics that highlight one’s ethnicity.
Things That Are Considered During the Procedure
There are a number of factors that our cosmetic surgeon will take into consideration when performing ethnic rhinoplasty. First and foremost, the idea is to create an aesthetically pleasing result while helping the patient retain their natural appearance.
Some patients may come with a photograph of an individual who has a nose that they would like to emulate. Some patients simply want their nose to be straighter, more refined, or balanced. All of this can happen while maintaining facial harmony and keeping a person’s ethnic characteristics in mind.
How the Procedure Has Changed
For many years, the Caucasian nose was used as the model for what was ideal. Now, ethnic rhinoplasty surgeons have a broader view and do not approach their surgeries using a one-size-fits-all model. Treatment options may include things such as nasal base reduction and bridge augmentation. The last thing the surgeon wants to do is forcibly or inadvertently change the heritage or change the identity of their patient.
Who is a Good Candidate for This Procedure?
A good candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty should be a healthy individual who has the mental and emotional stability to make a decision about their appearance. Remember, when you have rhinoplasty, you are having a surgical procedure done that is going to be with you for the rest of your life.
This is not a decision that one should make because they are being pushed into it by others. A good candidate understands that if they are having this procedure done, it’s something that they are doing for themselves because they feel that making adjustments to their appearance will improve their self-confidence.
Are you interested in learning if ethnic rhinoplasty at Visage Cosmetic Clinic is right for you? We look forward to sitting down with you at our office in Winnipeg, Manitoba and discussing our wide variety of techniques with you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!