Written by Dr. Julian De Silva
Ethnic rhinoplasty is the terminology given to patients who are not Caucasian who require specialist rhinoplasty techniques to achieve a natural result. Ethnic rhinoplasty can vary widely, every ethnicity ranging from Asian, South-East 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 less complimentary to another. Rhinoplasty requires tailoring each procedure to the ethnicity of the patient and requires a different set of techniques and skills for each patient.
As the nose is the centre of your face, and an undefined nose can detract from overall beauty and facial harmony. As a consequence of an underlying difference in the nasal anatomy, standard Caucasian rhinoplasty techniques are less effective.
Rhinoplasty is a surgery of finesse and detail, even 1mm change can be seen. Dr De Silva believes that nose reshaping requires special techniques to improving definition and shape and keeping a natural appearance.