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Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Written by Dr. Julian De Silva

Ethnic rhinoplasty is the terminology given to patients who are not Caucasian (i.e. Non-white) and requires specialist rhinoplasty techniques to achieve a natural result. The nose is the central aspect of the face, and an undefined nose can greatly detract from overall beauty and facial harmony. Ethnic patients who do not like the appearance with their noses can turn to rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job. This type of nose surgery requires a skilled surgeon to correct cosmetic defects and improve the function of the nose.

Dr. De Silva prioritizes very natural looking results with no signs of surgical intervention. The best results will look as though the patient was born with a perfect nose. That is why ethnic rhinoplasty can vary widely, every ethnicity ranging from Asian, Middle Eastern, Afro-Caribbean and Mediterranean presents a unique set of challenges and typical cosmetic concerns. There is no “one surgery fits all” approach with ethnic rhinoplasties, as what looks beautiful and natural for one ethnicity may look entirely wrong and abnormal on another. Thus each ethnicity also requires a different set of techniques as well as an experienced surgeon to determine what will look best for each patient.

Female face, Before and After Ethnic Rhinoplasty Treatment, nose, side view

Dr. De Silva specialises in Ethnic Rhinoplasty and treats patients in London from every continent including many international patients including celebrities from both Hollywood and Bollywood. Rhinoplasty is regarded by, many surgeons that it is one of the most technically challenging, requiring a combination of both technical skills and artistry. The best surgeon for each individual patient will have experience with their ethnic group and know how best to work with their characteristics, such as skin type and the underlying facial structure of the muscle and bone.

In order to get these great results for each of his patients and their varying ethnicities, Dr. De Silva will engage each patient in an extensive consultation process. It is best if patients enter a consultation with a clear goal for the surgery in mind, whether it is a straighter nose bridge, reduction of the nostrils, lifting a drooping nose tip, or other specific goals. Dr. De Silva will then assess if those goals are realistic and if they will provide the best results. An agreement between the doctor and the patient will be reached with the help of state of the art computer imaging technology that will help the doctor and the patient visualize the final result.

Dr. De Silva focuses on specialized techniques that provide the most natural looking and harmonious results. To remove the risk of scars, Dr. De Silva may use a hidden incision, or endo-nasal, surgery. Some noses, especially ones requiring work on the tip of the nose, may require open surgery for better results. Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure (ie.e all Dr. De Silva’s patients go home the same day of surgery usually within 30-45minutes after surgery), the procedure usually takes about 3-hours to complete and requires a recovery period of at least a week.

Ethnic rhinoplasty can include several distinct sub-classification:

If you are interested in learning more about an ethnic nose surgery, please contact us at London facial plastic and cosmetic surgery center, located in West London in Hammersmith. Dr. De Silva has worked with the NHS for 10 years before exclusively focusing on facial surgery, and has extensive experience with a wide range of ethnic nose jobs. He is considered one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in the UK, and a consultation with him will help you determine if an ethnic rhinoplasty is right for you!

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