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.