It is believed that many beauty standards appeal to European women. For years, the nasal aesthetic surgeries were performed based on the nose structure of Caucasian women. Traditional rhinoplasty applied for Caucasian individuals are mainly nasal reduction, bone and cartilage removal. But ethnic rhinoplasty is an aesthetic nose surgery that is applied to change the nose appearance of individuals who have different facial anatomy in different ethnic groups or even in the same ethnic group. The nose anatomy of the patients may differ, as well as the skin thickness and recovery rate, the shape of the nasal cartilage and the form of the nostrils will differ. Ethnic rhinoplasty; is a method that includes elements such as nasal enlargement and cartilage insertion to correct flattened nose, nostrils or different aesthetic defects. Ethnic rhinoplasty generally; is applied for patients of Latin American, Far East or African descent.
In Ethnic nose aesthetics a new nose shape is designed in accordance with the facial anatomy and ethnicity of each patient. Nose structures of different ethnicities will be different as well as skin types, and there will be differences in processes such as healing and scar loss.
The aim of ethnic rhinoplasty is to provide an improvement in the appearance of the nose by keeping the nose in harmony with the rest of the face while preserving its naturalness without trying to change the ethnic characteristics of the person. While improving the patient’s nose shape, ethnic characteristics and facial harmony are preserved.
In Ethnic rhinoplasty; While the nose bridge is enlarged, the base of the nose is narrowed. When enlarging the bridge of the nose, the patient’s own nose or ear cartilage is used, but implant can be used if their own cartilage is insufficient. The nostrils will also be reshaped and narrowed like the nose.
In this type of rhinoplasty, it is important that patients have realistic expectations and get accurate information about the aesthetic operation result. For a patient who will undergo ethnic rhinoplasty, it is necessary to design a nose that is compatible with her face type, which looks natural and emphasizes her individual beauty. Excessive changes in the nose and hence the facial structure will not look pleasant, as well as limiting the health of the person, leading to deformations. It is a healthier approach to be sensitive by protecting ethnic characteristics and not trying to change them. For example, if a patient of African American origin persists in a nasal form suitable for the European facial structure, it should be suggested that her nose will not look pleasant and that this rhinoplasty should not be performed and that she should have realistic expectations. It would be better to disappoint the patient before surgery, than making concessions which will lead to deforming of the nose structure due to rhinoplasty.
Ethnic differences cause differences not only in skin color but also in facial anatomy and nasal structures. Aesthetic proportions and harmony on the faces of people of different ethnic backgrounds will also be different. The ultimate goal with rhinoplasty is to obtain the nose form that best suits the face type.
It would also be a mistake to design the same nose surgery for every person from the same ethnic group but with different facial anatomy. Many people have different facial features and the nose should be in harmony with other parts of the face. Marriages between different ethnic groups will also give people a mixed face structure. Therefore, the nose form fit for the person’s facial structure and facial proportions will suit the patient more.
For an ideal rhinoplasty you should inform your plastic surgeon about your cultural origins and beauty standards and exchange ideas on this issue. As your surgeon is correctly informed about you, they will be more equipped for the operation. Ethnic rhinoplasty is a surgical operation technique that requires more attention and professional equipment. It will be possible to create a more aesthetic nose without losing the patient’s cultural identity by paying attention to the details of the personal face and nose ratios.