Rhinoplasty procedures are some of the most popular cosmetic procedures for people of any ethnicity. However, an ethnic rhinoplasty is different, but it’s still a very common cosmetic procedure. For a successful procedure of this stature, a cosmetic surgeon must have a good comprehension of a patient’s background and surgery goals in order to create a well-balanced look that complements their face while still maintaining their ethnic characteristics.
What is an Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
The term ethnic rhinoplasty is used to describe a nose surgery procedure performed on individuals who are not Caucasian. For patients of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and all other ethnic descents, ethnic rhinoplasties are performed in order to alter the shape of the nose without affecting one’s ethnic background. The ideal nasal proportions have been based on Caucasian white females; however, the standards of beauty are continually changing, as more multicultural standards are finding their way into the mix.
Different Ethnicities and Different Nasal Structures
Asian, African American, Latino/Hispanic, and other cultural backgrounds each have their own unique features that allow us to be able to trace areas of origin. For example, the African American nose is shorter and wider than one of European American descent. Oftentimes, the African American nose shape is made a little bit narrower in an ethnic rhinoplasty. Latino/Hispanic noses have a wide bridge and wide nostril shape. The Latino/Hispanic nose shape is also sometimes made a bit narrower in an ethnic rhinoplasty.
Preserve Your Ethnic Identity
It is so important to have a good idea of what a typical rhinoplasty entails and to make sure you’re researching board-certified surgeons in your area in order to preserve your ethnic identity pre and post nose surgery. Take the time to go through several ethnic rhinoplasty before and after photos of patients with a similar ethnic background as you in order to get a better idea for the type of rhinoplasty that would best suit your goals.
Rhinoplasty in Fort Lauderdale
Dr. Potparic is a skilled plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, offering years of experience with rhinoplasty procedures. If you’re interested in a rhinoplasty or ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Zoran can discuss your options and desired look during a consultation at our Fort Lauderdale cosmetic surgery office. A reputable plastic surgeon like Dr. Zoran will recognize and respect the unique characteristics that make each race and ethnicity distinct.
If you are considering a rhinoplasty in Fort Lauderdale, we’d love to hear from you. Contact our staff for more information about rhinoplasty and cosmetic surgery procedures in Fort Lauderdale with Dr. Zoran Potparic.