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How is Ethnic Rhinoplasty different from Traditional Rhinoplasty?

If you are looking for a qualified rhinoplasty surgeon, you may have found surgeons who offer ethnic rhinoplasty. This brings up the obvious question as to how ethnic rhinoplasty differs from traditional rhinoplasty. While the main process is the same, taking a patient’s ethnicity into account can help produce amazing results that match the proportions of the face. Since even small changes to the nose can drastically improve the balance and harmony of the face, preserving ethnic identity can be an important part of the process. The underlying structures of the face can vary across different ethnicities, and a specific shape and size may not complement certain ethnic traits.

While many plastic surgeons classify ethnic rhinoplasty as a separate procedure from traditional rhinoplasty, each rhinoplasty will be unique and ethnic rhinoplasty is no different in that way. One of the main focuses for rhinoplasty surgery is to improve facial harmony and balance by making small changes to the underlying structure of the nose. Across different ethnicities, the desired changes may vary depending on relatively-universal issues certain ethnicities may have with the appearance of their nose.

For example, an Asian patient may want rhinoplasty to build up the bridge of the nose, where a Middle-Eastern patient would want to reduce the nasal bridge or dorsal hump. Understanding the underlying structures of the nose, and how they differ across ethnicities will help to deliver amazing results for patients of any ethnicity. Having rhinoplasty does not mean you have to give up certain ethnic traits that make you who you are.

If you are considering rhinoplasty, but want to make sure you can preserve ethnic traits, Schedule a Free Consultation with Dr. Matthew Malamet. He meets with each patient to discuss desired outcomes and concerns prior to a rhinoplasty in Encino or Beverly Hills. He can walk you through the steps to the procedure to assure you that your ethnic appearance will not be negatively impacted by rhinoplasty surgery.