Many people shy away from plastic surgery because they are worried they may not look like themselves afterward – particularly if they have a strong ethnic or cultural identity. Rhinoplasty procedures of the past attempted to ‘westernize’ patients’ noses. Today, plastic surgeons are more mindful of cultural differences and the unique characteristics of African American, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, or Asian-noses that determine the approach and techniques of nose surgery.
Patients unhappy with the shape or size of their nose should not be concerned about losing their cultural identity. Each ethnic rhinoplasty differs according to a patient’s ethnicity, anatomy, and aesthetic goals. Differences include the height or width of the nose, the shape of the tip, and the nasal bridge and base. What looks natural and aesthetically pleasing on one person may not look the same on another.
It’s important to find a surgeon who specializes in ethnic rhinoplasties. Dr. Leif Rogers and Dr. Nima Naghshineh understand the characteristics of different ethnicities and take them into careful consideration. An aesthetically pleasing nose depends on a delicate balance between all features including the eyes, jawline, chin, cheekbones, and facial shape.
In addition, different ethnicities scar and see pigment abnormalities differently. Be sure your plastic surgeon knows the intricacies of your type skin and how to operate on it.
A consultation with Dr. Rogers and Dr. Nima Naghshineh can give you insight on their experience with ethnic rhinoplasties. Our plastic surgeons will be able to discuss your nose surgery goals and desires. To learn more about ethnic rhinoplasty or to schedule your consultation with our plastic surgeons Dr. Leif Rogers and Dr. Nima Naghshineh, please fill out the form on this page or call our Beverly Hills or Pasadena office at (310) 860-8915.