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revisionrhinoplasty 05-02-2013 10:28 PM

Learn the difference between the techniques of ethnic and traditional rhinoplasty
People of each and every ethnicity have certain genetic tendencies toward nasal features. The overall appearance of your nose is a result of several factors, but your ethnicity does contribute a lot in the way it looks eventually. Depending on your immediate society and civilization, you may perhaps feel that some of your nasal characteristics are less attractive. It may be because your nose has typical ethnicity features that you dislike, and thus would like to curtail or alter it. It may also happen that you are really proud of certain features of your nose and would like to accentuate and preserve it with the help of an ethnic rhinoplasty.

Just like a traditional rhinoplasty, ethnic Rhinoplasty is achieved by taking out or reshaping the cartilage and bone underneath the skin. In some cases, the surgeon may have to add cartilage grafts to modify the structure of the nose and augment its general appearance. However, the basic difference remains that in ethnic rhinoplasty a patient usually wants to improve his nasal features whilst sustaining the ethnic, unique features. The modifications can be slight or dramatic, depending on the goals and desires of the patient. Common requests of an ethnic rhinoplasty, such as Middle Eastern rhinoplasty, include raising the nasal bridge, refining the tip of the nose, and narrowing the nasal base. These techniques are often used to enhance the appearance of African-American, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, and Asian noses, with regards to the patientís ethnic inheritance.

Although rhinoplasty is an extremely customized and flexible procedure, you should keep in mind that these changes are permanent unless you want to undergo a revision surgery. So, always have a clear though process about your objectives of the surgery and the surgeon you finally opt to do this complicated task. If you decide to alter or minimize some of your distinctive ethnic characteristics, you will definitely benefit by seeking a surgeon who holds expertise in ethnic rhinoplasty. When this procedure is performed by a board certified and experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, the results are likely to be positive and surely you feel comfortable to be in safe hands. Patients who underwent Hispanic rhinoplasty in New York over the last decade witnessed fruitful results.

andrewphil7 05-14-2013 05:29 AM

The main difference include the height of the bridge and the width of the tip and nostrils of the noses.

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