Rhinoplasty & Keeping Ethnic Looks Intact
Many people considering rhinoplasty worry that their ethnic identity may disappear. There are cosmetic surgeons that don’t take into account that maintaining ethnicity and characteristics in noses and appearance are vital.
Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure performed to reshape the nose. Known as nose surgery or nasal reshaping, it is most commonly called a “nose job.”
This specific nose job procedure enhances the appearance of your nose by altering its size or shape. Now, a rhinoplasty isn’t only to enhance a person’s feature but it also can help correct a structural defect that may cause air flow or breathing problems, and other issues:
- lessen the appearance of a bulbous tip
- help with snoring issues
- reconstruct the nose after trauma
- correct a birth defect
- nostril reduction
- to achieve a pleasing look
- improve facial balance
- address signs of aging
Rhinoplasty is an invasive procedure that can take up to three hours to perform. There are two different techniques involved in a nose job which is “open” and “closed.” As you have probably watched on TV’s program called “Botched,” a closed nose job involves incisions made within the nose. The open method involves making a slight incision to separate both nostrils. In both cases, the surgeon removes cartilage and other procedures performed to help shape the nose.
Traditional vs. Ethnic Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty eligibility includes all ethnic groups, ages, and genders. Let’s take a moment to clarify a nose job from one that is traditional and one performed on non-Caucasians. A traditional rhinoplasty makes a slight change in the general appearance of the nose. An ethnic nose job goes into more detail by focusing on the changes that will occur in the skin, tissues, and the overall ethnic appearance.
We, at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami, design ethnic rhinoplasty to ensure that the nose is proportional to the rest of the face. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Marcelo Ghersi, always considers a patient’s ethnic background in his consultation with them prior to performing this unique nose surgery procedure. Dr. Ghersi is a surgeon who can customize a surgical nose procedure to each patient’s distinct facial features to ensure favorable results. We perform different surgical techniques for different ethnic patients to address the issues involving their rhinoplasty.
People from varying ethnic roots seek surgeons proficient in a nose job that will fix their requirements while allowing them to keep their specific looks.
Many individuals who have undergone a nose job and whose facial structure is quite apparent have included patients whose ancestry is from Africa, Asia, South America, Middle Eastern, and others. Although there are notable differences among the nasal appearance in various ethnic groups, each person has distinct nasal proportions. The cosmetic industry has vastly and innovatively developed surgical techniques that provide ethnic enhancement while preserving ethnic features.
Varying Rhinoplasty Issues
Experienced plastic surgeons like Dr. Ghersi understands that every face is unique in its own bone structure. As a result, plastic surgeons perform different treatments to help preserve cultural traits. A rhinoplasty is a great benefit to ethnic groups because it helps people enhance their facial appearance without sacrificing their unique facial features associated with their ethnic backgrounds. Despite a person’s ethnicity, a rhinoplasty should keep your nose synchronically with the face, eyes, cheeks, and chin.
Are there concerns associated with a nose job on a person of non-European descent? Yes, there are. There are pigmentation issues (skin discoloration) and scarring. Naturally darker skinned patients could develop scars known as keloids. Keloids are thick, raised skin tissue that forms around an incision line. Pigmentation problems can occur whereby the skin can become lighter than normal (hypopigmentation) or darker (hyperpigmentation). In both instances, an experienced surgeon can take specific steps to lessen the chance of pigmentation or keloid scarring.
The Right Rhinoplasty Surgeon Makes All The Difference
In all honesty, plastic surgery of the nose is just that, a nose job that gives individuals more confidence, whether or not the patient is ethnic. A surgeon performs a nose job to address each patient’s specific concerns and to give them the look they initially came to perfect.
Dr. Marcelo Ghersi, of the Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami, treats numerous ethnic patients. Recognized as one of the most highly respected and experienced facial plastic surgeons in the United States, Dr. Ghersi is a specialist in nose surgeries because of his years of training, his artistic skills and techniques.
Marcelo Ghersi is part of a team of expert surgeons and medical staff at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami. Dr. Ghersi is a well-respected figure in the surgical community while his patients spread his acclaim far and wide. He works with patients in need of rhinoplasty in the Miami area and surrounding states. He also works with patients from all over the world both in person and in a virtual environment. If you are thinking about having rhinoplasty performed, it’s important to discuss your goals with an expert like Dr. Marcelo Ghersi, who is a board-certified surgeon with extensive experience and training in many facial procedures.
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