Rhinoplasty is a surgery to reshape the nose to balance facial proportions. Due to the ethnicity of the nasal structure, rhinoplasty for Asians, African Americans, Middle Easterners, and Hispanics requires a surgeon who specializes in ethnic nose surgery. In Houston, TX, I’m considered the authority in nose surgery for all ethnicities.
Every patient is unique and deserves a customized surgery plan that achieves their goals to enhance their appearance. While there are no standard characteristics for ethnic noses, common ethnic features that distinguish them from Caucasian noses include rounder nostrils, thicker skin and shorter cartilages. It’s also important to note that ethnic noses have a variety of characteristics that are unique for each culture. This isn’t a cookie cutter surgery, so experience in each ethnic group is key to maintaining your unique heritage while achieving the results you desire.
Who’s a candidate for ethnic nose surgery? Typically, people ask about nose surgery because they feel that their nose is too wide, too big or doesn’t fit their face. Their nasal structure or an accident may have also created breathing issues. As with all rhinoplasty, the goal of ethnic nose surgery is to create an aesthetically pleasing nose that works for each person’s face without diminishing the person’s ethnic characteristics.
While every patient is different, recovery time is typically 1-3 weeks. Most of the swelling dissipates after three weeks, and the rest will continue to diminish during the first year. Initial results are very visible after the first month, and it can take up to a year for final details of rhinoplasty to be evident.*
As part of my extensive plastic surgery practice in Houston, I’ve performed ethnic nose surgery for patients from all backgrounds. This surgery is one of my favorite specialties because I have very extensive experience and an understanding of ethnic nasal features.
You’re special, and you should only trust your ethnic nose surgery to a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty for your ethnicity. Schedule a free consultation to find out how you can enhance your natural beauty.
*Results may vary for different patients and are not guaranteed. Contact our office to schedule a personalized consultation to determine if you are a good candidate.