Sep 2

Achieving definition in ethnic rhinoplasty

We often see ethnic patients wanting a more defined nose. Many ethnic noses tend to have thicker skin. Achieving the definition, narrowing, and refinement you desire has everything to do with how that thick skin wraps around the cartilage structure underneath. If the cartilage structure is well-defined and well-supported, you can achieve excellent definition. If the cartilage lacks shape, your tip will look the same- bulbous, wide, full, and lacking in shape. On top of that, ethnic patients often have a thicker layer of tissue under the skin that lays on top of the tip cartilage. In these cases, it is necessary to carefully ‘thin out’ the thicker pad of tissue under your skin so that the newly-defined cartilage can show through.

Ethnic rhinoplasty depends more on cartilage grafting (using your own cartilage to create definition where it is lacking) than does traditional rhinoplasty. So, you should see a rhinoplasty expert who has experience in ethnic rhinoplasty to ensure your chances at a great result. We have found that a combination of tip cartilage suturing/grafting and soft tissue thinning, along with augmentation of your bridge and nostril narrowing, if required, can produce a beautiful and natural result. You’ll see some examples of the results you can achieve on our website.

Achieving definition ethnic nose job

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8 comments

8 Comments so far

  1. Michael C. Pickart, M.D., F.A.C.S. November 5th, 2009 5:41 pm

    Great result. Natural and respectful of the patient’s African heritage. Good for you guys.

  2. sam cooking April 22nd, 2010 2:23 am

    Easily the best nose job on AA i have seen! I’d love to have this done!!

  3. kika June 2nd, 2010 4:09 am

    great job!! I love the tip of his nose, thats how i want my tip to project.

  4. April June 3rd, 2010 7:00 pm

    Exceptional Work!!!! Commendable ethnic rhinoplasty, a huge improvement without compromising his ethnicity. Awesome

  5. Private June 28th, 2010 12:42 am

    Oh goodness. This is a perfect job. I really want this for my nose.

  6. fiona July 26th, 2010 5:18 pm

    A piece of art

  7. Jason Henriques July 20th, 2011 7:15 pm

    Amazing job…I wouldn’t have guessed!

  8. Mark October 21st, 2011 12:36 am

    This is really an amazing nose job. Really well done.

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