A person’s ethnicity has just as much impact on their appearance as eye color or a bright smile. If you’re concerned about your nose—asymmetry, out of proportion prominence, a bump on the bridge, or an undesirable shape of the tip or nostrils—Dr. Adam Stein of Stein Plastic Surgery understands the balance between correcting unwanted features of the nose while preserving the details of your heritage.
How Does Ethnic Rhinoplasty Work?
Because rhinoplasty techniques vary significantly patient to patient, there is no one-size-fits-all approach, particularly for patients of Asian, Middle Eastern, or African-American descent. During an ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Stein relies on his superior experience and knowledge of facial anatomy to understand just how the traits of one ethnicity differ from another. As a double-board certified plastic surgeon with extensive training in facial surgeries, Dr. Stein’s ability to preserve the uniqueness of a patient’s nose while balancing it with the rest of the face is second to none. As often as possible, rhinoplasties are performed with the incisions on the inside of the nose, so any scars from the procedure are not visible. Whether you’re concerned about the shape of the bridge, tip, or nostrils of your nose, or if you’re looking to sculpt away some of its prominence, width, or other unwanted feature, look no further than Stein Plastic Surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The best candidates for ethnic rhinoplasty are generally healthy adults who don’t smoke who are interested in reshaping their nose but are also concerned about preserving what makes them uniquely themselves. A consultation with Dr. Stein can answer all your questions.
What is the Procedure Like?
Ethnic rhinoplasties are performed by Dr. Stein on an outpatient basis in Stein Plastic Surgery’s accredited surgical suite under twilight anesthesia (IV sedation) so you’re comfortable and well cared for by the surgical team. You’ll likely awaken with packing inside your nose and bandages on the outside to preserve the shape Dr. Stein has carefully sculpted. Once the bandages are removed, you’ll be able to see the improvements to your nose, which will continue to become visible as you heal and the swelling recedes.
What are the Benefits of Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
While a patient’s ethnicity doesn’t change the overall goal of a rhinoplasty—to improve the size, shape, and symmetry of the nose—the individual features matter. That’s why having someone who specializes in this type of procedure is key.
Patients of non-European descent often have wider, softer nose structure with less cartilage and bone, so a reconstruction of the shape is tricky and requires different techniques, sometimes using specially molded implants or fillers.
Ethnic rhinoplasty also takes into consideration how a patient’s skin scars. Patients with skin that is more prone to scarring require extremely careful planning of incision placement to properly camouflage them and avoid obvious, visible scars that can draw the eyes as much as the nose did in the first place.
Ethnic rhinoplasty typically preserves the length of the nasal bone (where the bridge of your nose starts just below your eyes), which is one of the main differences in appearance between the races. By restructuring your nose while preserving the features that make it unique to your heritage, Dr. Stein preserves your ethnicity while also addressing your concerns.
Every face has differences that make us uniquely who we are, and Dr. Stein has cultivated the masterful skill and finesse necessary to keep those qualities while also helping patients realize their aesthetic goals. Investing in yourself doesn’t have to come at the price of your heritage.
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about ethnic rhinoplasty? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery based in Raleigh, NC today! Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (919) 261-7099.
*Individual results may vary.