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What Is an Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

An ethnic rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that’s designed to enhance and improve the cosmetic appearance of the nose without erasing or minimizing a person’s ethnic identity.  For many patients, the nose is a signifier of their heritage and identity; that’s why an ethnic rhinoplasty procedure is designed to respect those characteristics while achieving a patient’s desired results.

he ethnic rhinoplasty procedure requires a highly experienced and diligent plastic surgeon, as there are many challenges that come hand-in-hand with this surgery.  For example, Caucasian rhinoplasty procedures typically focus on lowering the dorsum, decreasing the tip bulbousness, and narrowing the base.  These actions result in a nose that looks more narrow and elegant.  However, an ethnic rhinoplasty surgery may require different procedures to achieve the same elegant result.  

What’s more, different heritages may have their own unique characteristics that need to be taken into consideration when performing an ethnic rhinoplasty procedure.  For example, people with Asian and Hispanic heritage often have thicker skin than Caucasians, while Asians often have smaller nasal bones than other ethnic groups.

Board Certified Oculoplastic Surgeon Dr. Liu and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lao, of Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA specialize in ethnic rhinoplasty procedures.  The goals of an ethnic rhinoplasty is to maintain the ethnic characteristics of the patient, while improving the appearance of their nose, the procedure could include any of the following:

  • Narrow the nasal passages
  • Extend the nasal tip
  • Narrow the nasal tip
  • Increase the tip projection
  • Increase the dorsum
  • Elongate the overall appearance of the nose

Because each patient’s nose is different, the team at Awaken Aesthetics takes time to walk through the patient’s ultimate goals during the initial consultation. Both Dr. Liu and Dr. Lao can ensure that patients are satisfied with their final appearance without feeling as though they’ve lost a defining characteristic of their ethnic heritage.

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a specialized procedure at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA.  Schedule your consultation with Board Certified Oculoplastic Surgeon Dr. Liu and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lao, to learn if you’re a good candidate for this surgical procedure.

By | 2018-04-05T11:03:15+00:00 August 11th, 2017|
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