It is no news that rhinoplasty is requested by people of every background, ethnic and genetic heritage. Ethnic rhinoplasty is a term used to describe nose-shaping procedures done on a non-Caucasian nose. It is always advised that the surgeon must be experienced and skilled to produce ethnocentric results when performing rhinoplasty on the patient. One of the primary and most important concerns of the ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon is to maintain the harmony and balance of the face, as this will produce best results of the cosmetic surgery.

Every patient who undergoes the surgery is a unique individual with his or her own surgical goals. Hence, it becomes imperative that the cosmetic surgeon and the patient work together to decide on the form of the nose beforehand, which looks the best to them and which enhances the facial look of the patient. Usually a patient who approaches the plastic surgeon has various concerns about nose reshaping, like the shape, size and angle of their nose. They feel that either their nose is too small or too large, or has an unattractive bump on the bridge, is crooked or positioned with the odd angle. The task of cosmetic surgeon is to give various solutions to the patient who comes to him, and describe him in detail what can be done and the consequences of the aftermath.

People of similar ethnic grounds can be seen to have concerns about the appearance of their noses. Iranian, Mediterranean and middle easterners who come in for plastic surgery tend to worry about having an overall large nose and frequently a hump or a bump on the bridge. These patients are also seen to have concerns about the tip of their noses being droopy or large. Many African American patients who seek for surgery have concerns about their nose being too wide and undefined. Hispanic patients coming in for rhinoplasty consultations tend to worry about their nose’s poor tip definition. However in the case of Asian patients a low nasal bridge is the common cause of worry. Caucasians tend toward concern about general size of their noses (too large) and about uneven cartilage causing humps and bumps on the side of the bridge of the nose. The shape and size of the tip of the nose is also the area of attention.

Senior population is another special and rising category of the people looking at getting a nose reshape in recent times. Their participation in this type of surgery is rising day by day. As we age nose noses as well as our ears tend to grow. The reason behind this is that cartilage does not stop growing after puberty, although bones do. Cartilage continues to grow our entire life without a halt. Hence, as people age their nose and ears do tend to get large. Rhinoplasty can change this giving the individual a much more youthful appearance.

Even a broken or twisted nose, as result of fight, accident or otherwise can also be corrected by rhinoplasty. So overall we can say that with ethnic sensitivity and special circumstances taken into attention, a surgeon can come up with the best results.

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