What is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure which alters the shape and structure of the nose to create balance and improve function while preserving the unique ethnic characteristics that the patient wishes to preserve. Rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Bryan Correa is well versed in the differences between the nasal structures and aesthetics of different ethnicities. If you are of Asian, African American, Hispanic or Middle Eastern descent, you can have confidence that you will receive the specialized treatment you need based on the structural differences of your nose and the ethnic characteristics you wish to preserve. If you’re looking at receiving ethnic rhinoplasty, read on for more information or give our office a call.
Types of Ethnic Rhinoplasty
Click on one of the buttons below to learn about some of the more common ethically focused types of rhinoplasty.
African American Rhinoplasty
Middle Eastern/Persian Rhinoplasty
Ethnically Focused Rhinoplasty
No matter what your ethnicity, you are seeing Dr. Correa to correct some external feature of your nose or to improve function in breathing. The nose is unique to each individual and any changes must take into account the internal and external differences present in every case. The nose is the largest feature on the face and serves to define and balance the rest of the face. The goal of rhinoplasty in all patients is to soften features that create imbalance, but in patients with ethnic characteristics, great care must be taken to preserve the features that you value and which you feel define your heritage. Dr. Correa understands the importance of this, and thus works to give you among the most balanced and natural results in ethnic rhinoplasty.
For example, in the case of Asian and African American patients, the nasal tips are rounder and less protrusive. In the case of Middle Eastern or Persian patients, often a dorsal hump that is too prominent or a tip that droops too much is of concern. Hispanic patients often demonstrate a mix or blend of these characteristics. Some patients want to completely remove these characteristics while others only wish to reduce certain aspects which they feel stick out, but don’t want to lose their attractive exotic appeal.
There are many techniques to address each of these problems. For example, in African American and Asian rhinoplasty patients, it is commonly important to build up the dorsum and define the tip. Excessive width in the nostrils or nostril flare is another concern that Dr. Correa addresses with his patients. The goal is to make subtle adjustments that produce the results his patients want, causing them to feel they received the best ethnic nose job possible, without losing the unique characteristics that define who they are.
Choosing Your Surgeon
Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex procedures done by a plastic surgeon. It is also one of the most sought-after cosmetic improvements. Patients with distinct ethnic features need a surgeon who understands not only the structural differences but also the different aesthetic visions present in different cultures. Through careful consultation, Dr. Correa can work with patients to achieve their unique goals. Houston has some of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the country, and Dr. Correa strives to be considered part of this group by his patients.
Once you meet Dr. Correa and his staff, you will know you have made the right decision and that you have chosen the right surgeon to accomplish your goals and give you one of the finest ethnic nose jobs available. During your initial consultation, you can explain what you are hoping to achieve and once he fully understands your goals, Dr. Correa will make his recommendations. You will be encouraged to ask a lot of questions so that you are comfortable in trusting your surgery to Dr. Correa. It is very important that you and Dr. Correa fully agree on what the outcome will be so that you are happy with your results.
What You Can Expect in Your Initial Consultation
It is very important to Dr. Correa that his patients understand all aspects of ethnic rhinoplasty before making the decision to move forward with surgery. It is his philosophy that his success as a plastic surgeon is dependent not only on his surgical skills but also his ability to fully understand the needs and goals of his patients. By taking the time to understand each patient’s desires, he can ensure they get the treatment or procedure that is truly right for them.
You will have the opportunity to examine photographs of his other patients who have undergone ethnic rhinoplasty so you can see his work and know what to expect if you decide to proceed. Dr. Correa will discuss the changes that you can expect to achieve and make recommendations regarding the best surgical methods to use to achieve your goals. You are encouraged to ask many questions and also to share any anxiety you may be having. Attaining your goal is a team effort. You and Dr. Correa must agree on the aesthetics and methods of your surgery so that you can obtain a result that meets or even exceeds your expectations.
Take The First Step
Interested in learning more about Ethnic Rhinoplasty? Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Correa by filling out the form on this page or by calling Correa Plastic Surgery at (281) 419-9119. Proudly serving patients in The Woodlands & Houston, TX.