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Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is performed to correct defects in the size, shape, and function of the nose. This procedure can be used to alleviate breathing issues and other medical problems relating to the structure of the nose. Rhinoplasty can also improve the appearance and proportions of the nose including the nasal tip and nostrils. It will correct bumps at the bridge of the nose and reduce or widen the width and length of your nose. A nose job can improve your looks, self-confidence, and overall health.
So what makes ethnic rhinoplasty different than a traditional rhinoplasty? The anatomy of a Caucasian nose will differ than a non-caucasian nose. Patients of Middle Eastern, Asian, African American or Latino descent will have different nasal structures compared to Caucasian patients. Ethnic or people of color tend to have softer, flatter and wider bones in their noses. There are also fewer bones, cartilage, and support in the nasal structure.
With an ethnic rhinoplasty procedure, it is important to pay special attention to the unique nasal structure and facial features in order to create a natural, and proportionate result. An ethnic rhinoplasty procedure is a variation of a traditional rhinoplasty with specialized techniques to achieve the desired look. In order to make a change that is aesthetically pleasing for the patient, you have to know how to manipulate certain pieces of the nose and make sure that the skin heels how it is supposed to.
At Lexington Plastic Surgeons, we take pride in providing results that look natural, not surgically enhanced. Since this procedure requires special attention and specialized techniques, it should only be performed by a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon.