How Does the Nose Change With Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

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All forms of plastic surgery require top training and years of relevant experience. It also helps to be well-versed in facial anatomy, especially when it comes to rhinoplasty surgery. Double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jaimie DeRosa is proud to have the artistic ability and technical know-how to also perform your ethnic rhinoplasty in Boston, MA.

Ethnic rhinoplasty is similar to traditional rhinoplasty surgery, but it is reserved for non-Caucasian patients. While the concept is similar to traditional surgery, our focus is to preserve your unique African, Asian, or Middle Eastern features. Contact DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa to see how we can give you stunning results without compromising your heritage.

What is ethnic rhinoplasty?

All noses come in different shapes and sizes. Sometimes, the nose we are born with does not match the nose we want. Ethnic nose surgery is usually aimed at helping patients of African American, Asian, Middle Eastern, or Latin descent have more appealing features without losing their individuality. Ethnic rhinoplasty surgery can achieve the following objectives and more:

  • Increase or decrease nose shape

  • Reduce the nasal tip or bridge

  • Reshape the nostrils

  • Balance out your facial features

Candidates for ethnic nose surgery

A consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon is essential for understanding whether you qualify for nose reshaping. Our assessments usually involve a physical exam and a brief look into your medical history. People in good health who have reasonable expectations about their outcome are great candidates for ethnic rhinoplasty in Boston.

All patients are placed under general anesthesia during ethnic rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. DeRosa begins by making small incisions inside the nose to reshape the underlying tissues. We then re-drape the skin over the nose and close the incisions. When you wake up, a caring member of our team will give you instructions for recovering safely at home.

Your nose appearance after surgery

Some people feel overwhelmed after their ethnic rhinoplasty because of the side effects involved. Patients should expect some swelling and inflammation that can make the nose appear too large or asymmetrical. Rest assured that this is a common result of nose reshaping and should subside in the following days and weeks.

Remember to attend all follow-up appointments as scheduled and avoid strenuous activities to avoid damaging the healing tissue. Your enhanced outcome will slowly reveal itself once the inflammation subsides. Of course, Dr. DeRosa is happy to address any concerns or questions you may have during this time.

Schedule ethnic nose surgery

Some plastic surgeons focus on Caucasian features when performing rhinoplasty surgery. This means that African American, Middle Eastern, and Asian patients sacrifice part of their heritage to improve their profile.

Today, many specialists understand that regardless of background, you deserve a personalized approach to nose reshaping surgery. Ethnic rhinoplasty can achieve a number of cosmetic goals while preserving your distinct identity. This treatment can improve your facial profile by addressing nose shape, size, and more.

As with any plastic surgery, there are risks and benefits to rhinoplasty. Dr. Jaimie DeRosa will make sure you are fully prepared so you can make the best decisions for your needs. Learn about ethnic rhinoplasty in Boston, MA with an appointment at DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa today.