Are you thinking about rhinoplasty, but concerned that undergoing the procedure will make you lose your ethnic look? If so, it’s best to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon and learn as much as you can about ethnic rhinoplasty.

What is ethnic rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that is done to alter the shape and/or size of the nose. However, due to structural variations in the shape of the nose among people of different ethnicities, rhinoplasty varies when it is performed on people of diverse ethnic groups. Ethnic Rhinoplasty adjusts the appearance of the nose without changing the patient’s ethnic characteristics.

Everything You Need To Know About an Ethnic Rhinoplasty

How is ethnic rhinoplasty performed?

Ethnic rhinoplasty can be performed using different techniques, depending on the goals of the procedure. Rhinoplasty is typically done to refine the tip and bridge of the nose, reduce a dorsal hump, or increase the projection of the nose. Regardless of the type of procedure performed, the goal is always to ensure that the nose is in harmony with the other facial features.

What is the expected downtime?

The downtime after rhinoplasty varies greatly among patients. However, most patients need to take at least one week off work. There is typically some swelling and bruising after the operation. The swelling takes several months to resolve.

Are you a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose or have a nasal deformity, you would probably be a good candidate for rhinoplasty. Candidates for nose surgery should also be in good health, and have realistic expectations about the procedure.

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