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More Information about Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Nose Job Los AngelesThere are many different reasons why one might get a rhinoplasty. Some get the procedure done for cosmetic reasons, while others for medical reasons. Ethnic rhinoplasties are becoming very popular. One of the most challenging aspects of nose surgeon’s job is to perform a rhinoplasty while still retaining the nose’s “ethnic” appearance. This is why the initial consultation is so important. Some patients want a completely new nose, while some just want to make small changes. It is important that both the rhinoplasty surgeon and the patient are on the same page before the procedure.

Ethnic groups often have certain characteristics to their nose that they want to change. For example, Many African American noses have wide bases and less sharply defined tips. They often have thick skin at the tip of the nose, giving it a bulbous appearance. In addition, some ethnic noses have a wide and flat bridge or a bridge with a bump. When looking into a Beverly Hills rhinoplasty many minorities have the desire to change these things without losing their nose’s ethnic identity. When seeking a nose job Los Angeles minorities usually don’t want their nose to look completely like a Caucasian nose. They just want to change one undesirable part. For this reason, the Beverly Hills rhinoplasty surgeon must be very skilled.

Ethnic noses often require extensive work to create the desired look. They often have very thick skin and poor cartilage support. This is common among African Americans, Middle Easterners and Asians. Often, the nose surgeon will use the patient’s own cartilage. The cartilage is often taken from the septum or ear as these are accessible places. It is used to define the tip of the nose. This is a frequent complaint of ethnic rhinoplasty patients; they want a more defined tip. It is important for the surgeon to not take too much tissue away from the nose. Sometimes a rhinoplasty patient will decide that they want a revision rhinoplasty; if there is too much tissue taken away, it will be very difficult to make further changes on the nose without excessive grafting.

One of the biggest complaints that patients have is that they have a bump on the bridge of their nose. Many Middle Eastern patients’ noses have thick skin and want a reduced bump, for example. Many of these patients don’t want any changes to their nose except to have the hump reduced. In this case, removing the hump is comparatively simple. However, some patients are unhappy with their nostrils or the width of the nose. This is more difficult and takes a skilled surgeon to make sure the nostrils are symmetrical.

When getting a rhinoplasty Beverly Hills residents must be sure to research different plastic surgeons. Just like when getting a breast augmentation or breast reduction Los Angeles residents should look at a surgeon’s before and after pictures. A surgeon’s before and after pictures are a good guide to finding an experienced surgeon. In the case of ethnic rhinoplasties, this is especially important. Make sure the surgeon has extensive experience with ethnic rhinoplasties!


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