What is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is a nasal surgery where the nose is surgically altered to create a symmetrical, aesthetically pleasing nose that suits the individual patient’s face without diminishing the patient’s ethnic characteristics. Dr. Paul Nassif and his associate Dr. Donald Yoo perform ethnic rhinoplasty surgery in Los Angeles as part of their extensive plastic surgery practice and have worked with patients from all ethnic backgrounds.
Ethnic Nose Cosmetic Surgery
Asian, African American, and Hispanic nose jobs must take into consideration the unique internal and external ethnic features of each patient’s nose. Dr. Paul Nassif and his team in Los Angeles understand that ethnic noses may require significant alteration of the internal structures in order to change the external appearance and achieve the ideal look each patient desires. Due to the ethnicity of the nose structure, Asians, Hispanics and African Americans may have specific nasal features which require special attention. For example, African American, Hispanic, and Asian patients often have rounder, bulbous or less protrusive nasal tips they may wish to extend and refine (make the tip taller and more narrow). Excessive nostil width or nostril flare is also a common aesthetic concern which Dr. Nassif and Dr. Yoo are experts at addressing during an ethnic nose job.
Dr. Nassif and Dr. Yoo utilize specialized techniques when performing an ethnic rhinoplasty. These include changing the shape of bone and cartilage inside the nose, narrowing the nostrils or even grafting cartilage from elsewhere in the body to extend the nasal tip. Some surgeons prefer to use synthetic implants (Silastic, Goretex, Medpore) because of the ease with which these can be placed. However, Dr. Nassif and Dr. Yoo use only tissue from your own body to have the safest, longest lasting result to virtually eliminate the risks of infection, migration or extrusion associated with synthetic implants.
In addition to reshaping the nose, rhinoplasty can correct obstructions or abnormalities that contribute to breathing problems. Since these significant internal changes to the ethnic nose will have an impact on the function of the nose, Dr. Nassif and his Los Angeles surgical team take great care in maintaining open nasal airways so you enjoy optimal post-surgical breathing.
Everyone’s Nose Is Unique — You are special
Dr. Nassif and Dr. Yoo understand that every nose is different. Their experience with the anatomy and shape of noses from all ethnicities is essential to achieve the type of results which are unique to your face.
To help you achieve the look you desire, Dr. Nassif and Dr. Yoo do not use a cookiecutter approach. Instead, they conduct an individualized assessment then work with you to create a personalized surgery plan tailored to give you the most ideal results from your personal ethnic rhinoplasty.