Written by Dr Julian De Silva
Ethnic rhinoplasty is the terminology given to patients who are not caucasian who require specialist rhinoplasty techniques such as African rhinoplasty or a Caribbean nose job to achieve a natural result.
Afro-Caribbean ethnicity is characterised by thicker ethnic skin, a wider lower nasal bridge with a wider tip and flared nostrils. As the nose is the central aspect of the face, and an undefined nose can detract from the overall beauty and facial harmony.
Ethnic patients who do not like the appearance of their noses can turn to ethnic rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job. The appearance of an Afro-Caribbean nose is a consequence of an underlying difference in the anatomy, as a consequence, standard caucasian rhinoplasty techniques are less effective in improving the appearance of the Asian nose.
Rhinoplasty is a surgery of finesse and detail, even a 1mm change can be seen. Dr De Silva believes that nose reshaping requires special techniques for improving definition and shape and keeping a natural appearance.
Dr De Silva specialises in face-only, he is known for natural-looking results and uses the most innovative and contemporary techniques from Beverley Hills and New York.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgery he performs, Afro-Caribbean nose surgery is considered to be technically a difficult procedure, which is why some cosmetic and plastic surgeons do not perform the procedure.
Dr De Silva specialises in African rhinoplasty and Caribbean nose jobs 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.