Would you like to change the appearance of your nose, but you’re concerned about losing your defining nasal features. If so, you may be a good candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty. But what exactly is ethnic rhinoplasty and what’s involved in the procedure.
What is ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that alters the appearance of the nose, while maintaining the patient’s distinctive ethnic characteristics. Changes are therefore made to the form and/or function of the nose, without taking away any of these characteristics.
The aim of ethnic rhinoplasty is always to achieve a well-balanced look, while preserving ethnic features. The treatment plan is therefore customized to achieve facial harmony, and retain the features common to noses in the specific ethnic group.
Ethnic rhinoplasty is mainly done for aesthetic reasons, in order to make the nose larger or smaller, reduce a bulbous nasal tip, or remove a pronounced hump. However, it can also be done to address functional problems like a deviated septum, or breathing difficulty.
Ethnic rhinoplasty procedure
Ethnic rhinoplasty is typically done under general anesthesia, using either an open or closed approach. With the open approach, the incisions are made inside the nostrils and on the columella, which is the bridge between the nostrils. Incisions for closed rhinoplasty are made inside the nostrils only.
If you want to get rhinoplasty results that look natural and are also aesthetically appealing, it is essential to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing ethic rhinoplasty.
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