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Ethnic Rhinoplasty

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 present 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 the overall beauty and facial harmony.

As a consequence of an underlying difference in the nasal anatomy, standard caucasian rhinoplasty techniques are less effective.

If you’re looking for the best ethnic rhinoplasty in London, you’ll know that it 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.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty, female photo model

Ethnic rhinoplasty includes:

Dr De Silva specialises in the 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, ethnic rhinoplasty is considered to be technically a difficult procedure, which is why some cosmetic and plastic surgeons do not perform the procedure.

What Are the Risks of Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

As with most rhinoplasties, all patients have a degree of swelling and bruising, that resolves over a period of weeks, 80-90% of the swelling resolves over the first two weeks although the final result is not apparent until at least twelve months.

Risks that are relatively uncommon include asymmetries, tip definition, delayed healing, numbness, infection and scarring.

The majority of these risks are avoidable with technical expertise and skill. Revision rates for rhinoplasty are around 8%, although the risks can be resolved, revision rhinoplasty is more challenging than primary rhinoplasty as a consequence of previous surgery and scarring.

Patients who smoke have delayed healing as a consequence of smoking, Dr De Silva advises patients who smoke, to stop smoking before surgery as there is a risk of delayed healing and safety must come first. Dr De Silva utilises advanced regenerative medicine technology and oxygen therapy to enhance recovery when required.

What Is Refinement Rhinoplasty?

Refinement rhinoplasty is a term that applies to rhinoplasty techniques used to fine-tune and perfect a result.

Kim Kardashian has had phenomenal success as a television and social media personality, actress and model. With her career almost unperturbed by the plastic surgery speculations that have followed her life for a long time. She is a distinguished celebrity who knows her way around fame and fortune.

The shape of Kim Kardashian’s nose has been the subject of speculations around rhinoplasty although her nose appeared droopier and less defined. Relatively few celebrities are willing to openly discuss what procedures they have undergone.

Kim Kardashian’s current appearance shows an attractive and well-balanced nose with more definition and suggestions of the lifting of her tip. From Dr De Silva’s experience, many well-known celebrities have undergone rhinoplasty which he terms “rhinoplasty refinement” although publicly they chose not to discuss this.

Most celebrities are not looking to look different; they are just looking to give themselves an edge, a small improvement in the elegance and balance of their face. Many celebrities have already been dealt a great genetics card with natural beauty and a nose job may be a way of taking that just a little further.

Kim Kardashian’s nose before and after rhinoplasty, front view

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About the Author

Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr. De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, author, global educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specializes in three main procedures: Face and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

Come witness a custom-built surgical centre that is not your average hospital. You are guaranteed to experience natural-looking results and fast healing thanks to growth factors, oxygen therapy, and state of the art technology.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr. De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr. De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr. Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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