Sep 29

Does Ethnic Rhinoplasty- African American rhinoplasty, Hispanic rhinoplasty, Asian rhinoplasty- cost more?

Category: Ethnic Rhinoplasty,

Plastic surgery today has become widely accessible and more socially acceptable. The result has been a much wider public understanding and acceptance of plastic surgery across the spectrum, including the various ethnic populations that make up the world and, particularly, the United States. As a result we see patients from around the world that make up almost any ethnicity one could think of.

The key to good outcomes for all of these patients is an individualized approach that seeks to identify the nose that would best suit each person’s unique face. In general, the traditional “reduction” rhinoplasty that is done for Caucasian patients is usually not best for many ethnic patients who have thicker skin, but for us this does not mean that the costs for this surgery needs to be more. Occasionally, anesthesia costs or facility costs may be higher, simply because it may take longer to harvest needed cartilage to build the bridge, but the difference in fees from standard rhinoplasty is generally nominal.

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4 Comments so far

  1. URH January 31st, 2010 8:15 pm

    THANKS SO VERY MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ADDRESS ISSUES AND CONCERNS FOR ETHNIC RHINOPLASTY. EVEN THOUGH THEY STILL REPREPSENT A MINORITY OF THE SURGERIES, YOU HAVE CHOSED TO DEDICATE SPACE AND TIME TO ADDRESS ISSUES AND QUESTIONS.

    I’M GLAD I’VE FOUND AND HOPEFULLY WILL BE CONTACTING YOU FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ETHNIC RHINOPLASTY FOR MYSELF.

    HAVE A WONDERFUL 2010.

  2. admin February 1st, 2010 5:56 pm

    Hi URH,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your goals.

  3. Melanie February 14th, 2012 10:35 am

    Hi I want to have ethnic rhinoplasty done but I am a little concerned because I scar easily, how can this be reduced?

  4. admin February 16th, 2012 9:11 am

    If done carefully, scarring is generally not a concern even in ethnic rhinoplasty. Although you may scar easily elsewhere, incisions in the nose tend to heal very well. Talk to your prospective surgeon about your concerns and he or she should be able to evaluate your risk and advise you appropriately.

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