Monday, June 22, 2015

What is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a generalized term describing nose surgery or a nose job for patients of ethnic decent. In order to answer this, I guess one must define, what is “ethnic”? Is an Hispanic nose job ethnic rhinoplasty? What about an Arab nose surgery? Most of the time, “ethnic rhinoplasty” is used to describe a nose job for African-American or Asian patients. However, it could be addressing any non-Caucasion rhinoplasty.

Typically, with ethnic rhinoplasty (African-American or Asian that is), a bulbous nasal tip is refined, the nostrils may be brought in, and the bridge may be brought up or augmented. The nasal tip skin may need to be thinned.

Dr. Funk is a rhinoplasty expert in Houston, TX.