Ethnic Rhinoplasty | Houston

No two people are the same. Our ethnic history and genetics play a huge roll in the look and function of the nose. Early rhinoplasty surgeries just addressed a Caucasian nose. Today’s modern approach to cosmetic surgery takes into consideration the unique aspects of each person’s features and facial structure. This includes their ethnicity, thus ethnic rhinoplasty.  

Ethnic nose surgery is an extremely thorough and delicate procedure. The goal is to address areas of concern with the patient while maintaining the ethnic structure that makes each of our patients unique. This approach applies to both the form and function of the nose. 

Because Dr. Cilento specializes in facial plastic surgery, he has performed more ethnic rhinoplasties than the average plastic surgeon. This gives him the skill and experience necessary to deliver the best results possible.

What Is the Difference Between Ethnic Rhinoplasty and Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures. Early teaching and maneuvers were aimed at creating “aesthetically pleasing outcomes” were only intended to address a Caucasian nose. For the most part, reductive rhinoplasty produced small, pinched and often “ski sloped” noses.

Advances in this field by facial plastic pioneers such as Jack Anderson, Calvin M Johnson, and Dean Toriumi have been able to refine the rhinoplasty procedure. They were able to focus on creating a nose that works well and fits the unique characteristics of the owner’s face.

Dr. Cilento was trained by pioneers in open structure rhinoplasty procedures and always seeks to create aesthetic enhancements within each patient’s own ethnic identity. He pays close attention to the special qualities and variations of each patient to fully embrace the African-American, Asian, Middle Eastern and Latin ethnicities.

Am I A Candidate For Ethinic Rhinoplasty?

The criteria for considering an ethnic nose job are the same as any rhinoplasty. If you’re unsatisfied with some aspect of your nasal appearance and want to discuss a safe and ethnically sensitive way to correct it, you’re a candidate.

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Types of Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty

Common traits of a Middle Eastern nose may include:

Pronounced nasal hump
Wide or round tip
Downward sloping or drooping tip

If these are areas of concern, they can be addressed while also paying respect to the unique characteristics of this ethnic group. Some patients may want to have a more subtle surgery that preserves certain ethnic features, while others may want a more aggressive surgery to have a more personalized look. Additionally, the anatomic variations unique to the middle eastern nose must be understood to avoid complications. Dr. Cilento is familiar with these anatomic issues and consistently delivers stunning results.

African American Rhinoplasty

Some common traits of the African-American nose include :

Wide, low nasal bridge
Flared nostrils
Wide and Rounded tip

Experience is key in any ethnic rhinoplasty case. We take extra care to maintain the curvature of the nostril to avoid the “triangular look,” which is not considered aesthetically pleasing or culturally sensitive. Some patients want a more subtle surgery that preserves classically “African” features. Others want more aggressive surgery to have a more personalized look. Additionally, the anatomic variations unique to the African nose must be understood to avoid complications. Dr. Cilento is familiar with these anatomic issues and consistently delivers stunning results.

 

Latino Rhinoplasty

We understand the importance of the ethnic identity of our Latino population. Dr. Cilento grew up in Miami and is also fluent in Spanish. Generally speaking, ethnic rhinoplasty for people of Latin ethnicity includes significant variation. This is due to both European influences and those of the native peoples of South America.

Despite this variation, common Latin nasal traits may include:

Weak cartilage in the nasal tip
A nasal hump
Thick nasal skin
Wide nostrils

The approach to Latin rhinoplasty depends significantly on the cultural heritage of the patient (African, European, Mestizo, etc.) A personal consultation can also offer you more insight into what you can expect based on your nose and personal desires.

Depending on the relative mix of each Latino patients background, there are many variations on the expected outcome. Each patient has their own picture in their head of what they want. Some may want a more subtle surgery that preserves certain ethnic features while others may want a more aggressive surgery to have a more personalized look.

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Asian Rhinoplasty

The significant diversity within Asian ethnicities provides many variations in common nasal traits. Eastern Asian people tend to have flatter profiles with flatter bridges and round nasal tips while those of South Asian ethnicity (Indian and Pakistani) may have long noses with pronounced bumps. Wideness can also be a concern, whether of the bridge or the tip. Because of the degree of variation, a personal consultation with Dr. Cilento for an ethnic rhinoplasty is essential.