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 in Los Angeles as part of their extensive plastic surgery practice and have worked with patients from all ethnic backgrounds.

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 nostril 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 ethnic rhinoplasty 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 cookie cutter 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.

Middle Eastern clients

Patients with a Middle Eastern background often seek out rhinoplasty to reduce a nasal hump, refine the nasal tip, and achieve a nose that is more balanced with the rest of the facial features. Whether the client’s ancestry is Persian, Armenian or Arab, Dr. Nassif is masterful in correcting specific aesthetic issues for this group, carefully preserving ethnic heritage and idiosyncrasies. This is especially important for female clients who wish to have a more feminine appearance without sacrificing their unique cultural beauty.

Asian clients

Dr. Nassif has extensive expertise working with Asian anatomy. He can skillfully adjust the nasal bridge so it is more narrow and refined, correct flared nostrils, and minimize other imperfections of the nasal tip. If the nose is too flat, Dr. Nassif can apply a cartilage graft taken from the ribs or the ears, fortifying the profile in the process. Cosmetic changes during a nose job may have the side benefit of improving breathing functioning and supporting the entire nasal structure for the Asian client.

African American Clients

African American clients face many unique issues when it comes to improving the aesthetics of the nose. Dr. Nassif is highly skilled in Beverly Hills ethnic rhinoplasty and will work to achieve the results you desire without sacrificing cultural norms. An overly wide nasal bridge can be refined, abnormally wide nostrils can be reduced, and a weak nasal tip can be built up using a cartilage graft taken from another area of the body. Results appear supremely natural and compelling. Flaws are minimized, while the patient’s natural attractiveness is emphasized.

Hispanic/Latino clients

Dr. Nassif works with Hispanic and Latino clients to blend and harmonize the nose with the rest of the face, achieving a final aesthetic that retains ethnic pride while still reducing the most troublesome flaws. The doctor can reduce an overly prominent bridge, or alternatively, he may work to strengthen the profile by grafting a nose that is too flat. He will operate to refine an excessively bulbous or thick nasal tip, restoring the gaze to the client’s eyes and smile. Results appear effortlessly organic, restoring youthfulness to the entire appearance.

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Getting started

If you are interested in learning more about ethnic rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills with Dr. Nassif, the best approach is to set up a confidential consultation in the privacy and comfort of his Beverly Hills offices.

During this initial meeting, the doctor will perform a physical examination of your nose. He will also take down your medical history, record previous surgeries and cosmetic treatments, and inquire as to any medications you might be taking.

As the doctor begins to form a more realistic picture of what is needed, he will present you with a detailed treatment plan. He will also be able to answer all your questions in depth during the consultation, including those regarding recovery, costs, risks and benefits, and insurance.

The consultation is a great time to present Dr. Nassif with any photos you may have of your ideal nose. This helps him to get on the same page as you regarding your aesthetic preferences. The doctor will show you our extensive library of before and after photos as well, so you can see what kind of results are possible with ethnic rhinoplasty. He may also use advanced 3D imaging to help you better visualize your outcomes.

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