Rhinoplasty is one of the most elegant & complex surgeries performed today. Each year over ½ million men, women & children have their noses reshaped…
In the early days of rhinoplasty many surgeons used a one-size-fits-all approach, even for non-Caucasian noses. The reshaped nose often lost the beauty of an ethnic individuality – giving every patient a similar nose. Dr. White does perform nose surgery in this manner, but takes an artistic approach based upon preserving the unique and attractive ethnic qualities that bring true beauty.
Advances in surgical techniques and a greater understanding of the unique cultural characteristics have led to customized ethnic rhinoplasty. Dr. White is an experienced surgeon who understands the nuances of what makes certain ethnicities unique. He will help you reduce imperfections or functional problems while respecting your culture and what makes you, you.
Is ethnic rhinoplasty right for me?
Men and women who are dissatisfied with some aspect of their nose may consider ethnic rhinoplasty. You may choose to undergo rhinoplasty for cosmetic or functional reasons, including:
- A hump or dip on the bridge
- Bulbous or droopy tip
- Large or overlong nostril structure
- Pinched tip
- Flat bridge
- Deviated septum
Children and teenagers should wait until their nose has stopped developing before undergoing a rhinoplasty, typically appropriate in their later teen years. Dr. White understands the embarrassment associated with an asymmetrical or otherwise imperfect nose. His meticulous approach to rhinoplasty can help you refine the size and shape of your nose without losing the natural attractive look of your ethnic background.
Where some cultures want to reduce their nasal bridge, many patients from Asian cultures choose to enhance the nasal bridge. A flat or undefined nasal bridge can be redefined with a cartilage graft harvested from another area of the body.
Some patients of Asian descent are also concerned with nostril shape or size. Our skilled surgeon can alter the size or shape of the nostrils or nasal tip to complement the rest of your facial features. He will analyze your profile and make changes that match your proportions while respecting the unique characteristics of your background.
Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty
Dr. White is also attuned to the unique needs of Arab, Persian, and other Middle Eastern patients. A drooping tip can be elevated or even reduced while respecting the natural attractiveness of your cultural heritage.
Similarly, a prominent nasal bridge can be reduced or straightened with minute changes that improve the overall size and shape of your nose in a custom nose reshaping surgery. Your Middle Eastern heritage will still be evident, but you will have greater harmony and balance among your facial features.
African American Rhinoplasty
People of African American descent may also seek rhinoplasty to correct functional or cosmetic imperfections. A wide bridge can be narrowed to reduce prominence of the nose with regard to other facial features. Other common concerns include a wide tip or rounded, enlarged nostrils. These issues can be addressed to bring greater harmony to your face -- while honoring your heritage and natural features.
Other Types of Ethnic Rhinoplasty
Many cultures have unique features passed down through generations, and people are proud of the features that reveal their heritage and link them to a rich culture. However, cosmetic or structural imperfections can cause discomfort or even embarrassment if the overall size and shape of the nose are not flattering to your profile.
Latinos, Native Americans, and certain European cultures also have common concerns in regard to nose structure, and our surgeon will work closely with each individual patient to create a natural, refined look that brings out the best in your other features.
Dr. White focuses on small changes that will enhance facial balance. He will carefully adjust certain aspects of your nose while preserving what makes you unique.
Recovery After Rhinoplasty
Recovery time will vary among patients based on the extent of your procedure, your adherence to the aftercare instructions, and your body’s natural healing process. You can expect to take some time off work to rest and recuperate. Once the bandages are removed you will feel more comfortable going out in public, but may still experience some swelling, bruising, or sensitivity.
Our compassionate surgeon and his staff will guide you through each stage of your recovery. You will receive detailed aftercare instructions and we are always available to answer your questions and concerns.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Results
Once the initial swelling subsides, you will be able to see your reshaped, refined nose. You’ll notice that your new nose shape still feels like “you,” showcasing your unique features and honoring your heritage. Meanwhile you will also experience improved function and a more attractive balance.
You will approach personal and professional experiences with more confidence, leading to increased overall happiness. You may be surprised at the ripple effect that a boost of self-esteem can have in both your career and personal life.
Choosing the Right Surgeon for Your Ethnic Rhinoplasty
Dr. White utilizes the industry’s latest technology to give you the best experience possible, including digital imaging software that can help you visualize your final results. Modern technology allows him to make precise, minute changes. Our conservative approach to rhinoplasty now only allows you to preserve your unique features but recover more quickly than was possible with older surgical techniques.
If you’ve been hesitant about getting a nose job because you are concerned about getting a “cookie cutter” result, look no further. Let, leading facial plastic surgeon, Dr. White show you how you can address imperfections and improve functionality with ethnic rhinoplasty in New York City.
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