What is ethnic rhinoplasty?
Even though our society has a variety of cultures and ethnicities, there are many men and women who desire different facial features and contours. Ethnic rhinoplasty is one of the most common procedures these patients undergo to change their facial appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeons, like Dr. Christopher Khorsandi in Las Vegas, NV have mastered the skill and techniques needed to achieve the patient’s desired results while maintaining their ethnic variations. During ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Khorsandi will reshape the structure of the nose without affecting its natural airflow.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Reviews
"37 Years Old Ethnic Rhinoplasty - free consultation, very detailed, and attentive...very experienced and understood my concerns - - Went in for a consultation yesterday October 11th 2016 for ethnic rhinoplasty very nervous but the consultation went well my problem with my nose is the middle part of it and the tip of it is too big Want to narrow it and make it look more feminine. So I went and this Monday I'm going to have surgery next Wednesday because somebody cancelled so they were able to get me in sooner"- K. / RealSelf / Oct 12, 2016
"27yo Mixed Race Female, Ethnic Rhinoplasty for Bulbous Tip - Las Vegas, NV - After years of putting it off due to "timing", I finally got the process started! I had my consultation with Dr. Khorsandi today and it went great. He addressed all of my questions/concerns and I have complete trust in him tweaking my nose to fit my face that way it should! I have my surgery scheduled for a month from now. The goal is to refine my bulbous tip, reduce my bridge just slightly, and tilt the tip up a bit to bring the overall aesthetic together while maintaining the ethnic features. My mixed background gives me a high bridge, fairly strong cartilage and moderately thick skin. It's a tricky combo, but I'm confident Dr. Khorsandi can deliver a refined, natural nose that's balanced with my features. :D"- J. / RealSelf / Feb 02, 2017
"African American/ Ethnic Rhinoplasty - Dr. Khorsandi is awesome. He has a wonderful bedside manner. I felt very confident & comfortable with my choice. I knew that his number 1 priority was safety. He takes time to answer questions, and let you know what is and isn't possible."- N. / RealSelf / Nov 07, 2018
"He fixed my nosed fella previous botched job done by someone else in town - Best surgeon in town!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 14, 2019
What are the Differences?
One of the most significant differences among different ethnicities is the nose. The structures of the nose are different between Caucasians, Hispanics, African Americans, Middle Easterners and Asians. It’s important for patients to find a board-certified plastic surgeon that understands the patient’s requests, and will create beautifully balanced, aesthetic results without compromising their ethnicity.
African American Rhinoplasty?
The typical shape of an African American nose includes an increased width, definition loss, and lack of projection. Most board-certified plastic surgeons are asked to build dorsal height, define the nasal tip through thick skin and create a more symmetrical appearance. However, these requests are challenging to achieve because of an African American’s anatomy and heterogeneity.
Cosmetic surgeons have mastered surgical techniques for Hispanic rhinoplasty. Most patients seek a narrowing or augmenting of the nasal dorsum, nasal tip definition, nasal rotation and an increase in projection. A highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeon knows how to achieve the patient’s desired results while maintaining Hispanics’ multiethnic origin and migration patterns.
Selecting the Right Surgeon
It’s crucial for patients to choose an ethnic rhinoplasty specialist with the skill and experience to perform a complex procedure. The ideal surgeon should have a full understanding of ethnic and cultural differences in the anatomy of the nose. Higher levels of practice increase the chances of better surgical results.
As a complex procedure, ethnic rhinoplasty is a 1-to-2-hour, outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. Patients will need to wear a nose splint during the recovery process to help control bruising and swelling around the eyes and nose. Patients can expect final results a full year after surgery.
Because ethnic rhinoplasty is a specialized procedure, the cost of the surgery depends on its complexity. Most patients can expect to pay between $5,000 and $10,000; however, a better estimate can be provided after a consultation exam with the surgeon. Surgical techniques, such as bone restructuring, grafting and cartilage reconstruction, can increase the cost of the procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $14,800 - $16,800
- Recovery Time
- 6-8 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Ethnic Rhinoplasty FAQs
Will I Look Different?
Yes, ethnic rhinoplasty will alter a patient’s facial appearance. However, a vastly experienced board-certified plastic surgeon uses surgical techniques to create a natural appearance that maintains the patient’s cultural and ethnic features that make them happy.
Break My Nose?
Even though breaking the nose is a common technique, it is not required. For some patients, a fracture allows the surgeon to perform certain functions and techniques that may not be accessible without a fracture.
Surgeons use nasal packing to help control bleeding. Complex surgeries, like ethnic rhinoplasty, may cause more bleeding than normal.
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