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Ethnic Rhinoplasty Vs. Traditional. What’s The Difference?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


Like many cosmetic surgeries, rhinoplasty is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. Since every person’s anatomy, concerns, and goals are unique, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi and the expert team at VIP Plastic Surgery take great care to customize each Las Vegas rhinoplasty to meet the patient’s individual needs. This is particularly important for men and women of certain ethnic heritage, as they often have distinct nasal structures and facial features that require a specific approach. Learn more about ethnic rhinoplasty here, including how it compares to traditional nose surgery and which may be right for you.

What does rhinoplasty do?

Rhinoplasty surgery, sometimes referred to as a nose job, is an incredibly beneficial procedure for men and women who are unhappy with the form and/or function of their nose. Some of the most common concerns that lead patients to pursue rhinoplasty include:

  • Nose is too large or too small
  • Nose is too wide or too narrow
  • Crooked nose
  • Asymmetric nose
  • Bump in bridge of nose
  • Nasal hump
  • Bulbous nasal tip
  • Upturned nose (“pig nose”)
  • Nostrils are too large or too small
  • Previous trauma
  • Deviated septum
  • Obstructed breathing
  • Snoring
  • Sinus problems

Dr. Khorsandi is highly experienced in even the most complex nasal surgeries and will recommend the most appropriate procedure for you based on your anatomy, concerns, and goals. Popular Las Vegas nose surgeries performed by Dr. Khorsandi include:

What is ethnic rhinoplasty?

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a specialized nose surgery that aims to address a patient’s cosmetic and/or functional concerns while preserving characteristics that are unique to his or her cultural identity. In many cases, patients of certain heritages have distinct facial features that they want to maintain while still enhancing the shape, size, or other aspect of their nose. To accomplish this, the surgeon must have a deep understanding of the nasal anatomy and overall facial proportions of various ethnicities. Dr. Khorsandi is highly experienced and knowledgeable in this field and has helped many men and women enhance their appearance and restore their confidence with ethnic rhinoplasty in Las Vegas, NV. Most commonly, ethnic rhinoplasty is performed for patients of the following backgrounds:

  • African-American
  • Asian
  • Middle Eastern
  • Hispanic

How does ethnic rhinoplasty work?

Like traditional rhinoplasty, each ethnic rhinoplasty is customized to meet the patient’s specific concerns and goals. Depending on the nature and severity of the patient’s concerns, Dr. Khorsandi may recommend either an open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty approach. During the procedure itself, Dr. Khorsandi will utilize a number of complex and delicate techniques to improve the shape, function, and other characteristics of the nose, some of which may include:

  • Cartilage removal
  • Bone reduction
  • Cartilage grafting
  • Internal sutures

Ethnic noses often have distinct features, including thick skin, a flat bridge, or a wide tip, which Dr. Khorsandi takes into account when creating a patient’s surgical plan. These characteristics may require a different approach compared with traditional rhinoplasty techniques. Additionally, many patients want to preserve their overall ethnic look. Using a wealth of experience, skill, and artistry, Dr. Khorsandi is able to enhance the nose without sacrificing a patient’s unique cultural identity.

Get the beautiful nose you’ve always wanted with ethnic rhinoplasty in Las Vegas, NV

Having nose surgery doesn’t mean you have to give up your cultural identity. With a skilled and experienced surgeon, ethnic rhinoplasty can help enhance your natural beauty and create harmony and balance among your facial features. To learn more about the exciting possibilities of ethnic rhinoplasty in Las Vegas, call VIP Plastic Surgery to schedule your private consultation or virtual appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.