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Ethnic Rhinoplasty

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Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a nose  surgery that requires special rhinoplasty techniques to achieve a natural result in non-Caucasian patients.

Ethnic nose surgery can be very diverse, there are groups of various ethnicities such as Asian, African-American, and latino-Hispanic.

There is no “one procedure fits all” approach to ethnic rhinoplasty because what looks beautiful and natural to one ethnicity may not satisfy another.

 

Nose surgery requires tailoring each stage to the patient's ethnicity and requires different techniques and skills for each patient.

Since the nose is the center of your face, a nose that does not look good can spoil the general beauty and harmony of the face.

If you are looking for the best ethnic rhinoplasty in Istanbul, you should know that it is a delicate and detailed surgery, and that even a 1 mm change can make a serious difference. Dr Izmirli believes that reshaping the nose requires special techniques to improve definition and shape and preserve the natural appearance.

 

African-American Rhinoplasty

 

Afro-American ethnicity is characterized by thicker ethnic skin, a wider lower nasal bridge with a wider tip, and enlarged nostrils. Since the nose is the center of the face, a nose that does not look good can spoil the general beauty and harmony of the face. Ethnic patients who do not like the appearance of their noses may turn to ethnic rhinoplasty, popularly known as nose job. The appearance of the African American nose is a result of the fundamental difference in anatomy, as a result, standard Caucasian rhinoplasty techniques are less effective in improving the appearance of the Asian nose.

Rhinoplasty is a delicate and detailed surgery, even a 1 mm change can be seen. Dr Izmirli believes that reshaping the nose requires special techniques to improve definition  and shape and preserve the natural appearance.

Rhinoplasty,  is one of the most common aesthetic surgeries performed by Dr Izmirli.  African-American nose surgery is considered a technically difficult procedure, so some plastic surgeons do not perform this surgery. Rhinoplasty is considered by many surgeons to be one of the most technically difficult surgeries and requires a combination of both technical skill and artistry.

The best surgeon for each patient should have experience with their ethnic group and know how best to work with their skin type and features such as the facial structure of the underlying cartilage and bone.

 

Purpose of African-American Rhinoplasty

 

African-American rhinoplasty aims to achieve a narrower and more defined nose bridge, to make the nasal tip prominent, and to narrow the nostrils. Motivations for surgery are personal and other reasons include breathing problems, improving facial balance.

 

How can the tip of the nose be thinned?

In African-American noses, the tip of the nose can often be undefined and relatively broad. The appearance of the tip of the nose is partially characterized by the shape of the underlying cartilage, ethnic fat under the skin, and relatively thick skin.

Special techniques are required to define the tip of your nose in African-American rhinoplasty.

Generally, with the open rhinoplasty technique, the skin is thinned and the underlying cartilages are shaped, special grafts are used to give more definition. There are limitations to the degree of clarity that can be achieved at the African American nasal tip because of the thicker ethnic skin. Every rhinoplasty is unique and requires personalized planning.

 

Do I Need Graft Tissue for African-American Rhinoplasty?


One of the characteristics of African American noses is the relatively low, flat, and wide nose bridge, which can make your nose appear short.

Traditional caucasian rhinoplasty techniques are often insufficient to define the bridge of the nose. Graft material options include your own cartilage (septal cartilage or rib cartilage) or irradiated and purified cadaver rib cartilage. Dr Izmirli's first choice for ethnic patients with thicker skin is patient’s own rib cartilage, which can be shaped to fit the individual's unique shape. In the same way, the same graft is used to clarify the tip of the nose and elevate the nasal ridge. Thus, a more prominent and aesthetic result is obtained.

 

What Does Ethnic Rhinoplasty Involve?

 

African-American rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia.

The procedure takes about 2-3 hours and patients are reviewed after 1 week. Shaping the nose is a complex process, as African-American nose anatomy is ethnically specific, including skin type, thickness, bridge shape, tip width, and nostril shape.

Dr Izmirli changes his technique according to the patient's specific anatomy and expectations from the surgery. It uses the most innovative facial plastic surgery techniques to maximize the result and provide a natural appearance.

 

Do I Need Nostril Reduction with African Rhinoplasty?

 

The need to narrow the nostrils in African rhinoplasty is determined individually. If necessary, wide nostrils are reduced with alar narrowing techniques.

 

What are the risks?

As with most rhinoplasty, all patients may have swelling and bruising that resolves within weeks. 60% of swelling resolves in the first two months. The nose takes its final shape in 12 months.

Relatively rare risks include asymmetries, delayed healing, numbness, infection, and scarring.

Many of these risks can be avoided with technical expertise and skill. Revision rates for rhinoplasty are around 8%, although the risks can be eliminated, it is more difficult than primary rhinoplasty as a result of previous surgeries and scarring.

Smokers should stop smoking 2 weeks before surgery as it delays healing.

 

Can African-American Rhinoplasty be combined with other procedures?

African-American rhinoplasty can be combined with other facial procedures, including:

Blepharoplasty

Face lift and Neck lift surgery

Lower eyelid surgery (eye bags)

Chin augmentation

Volume increase with fat transfer.

Asian Rhinoplasty

 

Asian noses are anatomically different from Caucasian noses and require different surgical techniques to achieve a more refined and natural appearance.

Asian noses are often characterized by a relatively low nose bridge, which causes the nose to appear relatively small and thicker skin, which can cause the tip of the nose to be swollen and indistinct.

The appearance of an Asian nose is a result of the fundamental difference in Asian anatomy. As a result, standard Caucasian rhinoplasty techniques are less effective at improving the appearance of the Asian nose.

Asian rhinoplasty is a delicate and detailed surgery, even a 1 mm change can be seen. Special techniques are required to reshape the nose, improve definition and shape, and achieve a natural appearance.

Asian nose surgery is considered a technically difficult procedure, so some aesthetic and plastic surgeons do not perform this procedure.

 

How can the tip of the nose be thinned?

In Asian noses, the tip of the nose can often be indistinct and relatively broad. The appearance of the tip of the nose is partially characterized by the shape of the underlying cartilage, ethnic fat under the skin, and relatively thick skin.

Special techniques are required to define the tip of your nose in Asian rhinoplasty.

Generally, with the open rhinoplasty technique, the skin is thinned and the underlying cartilages are shaped, special grafts are used to give more definition. There are limitations to the degree of clarity that can be achieved at the Asian nasal tip because there is a thicker ethnic skin. Every rhinoplasty is unique and requires personalized planning. Using a closed technique hides the incisions inside the nose and can result in shorter operative time and recovery. However, closed rhinoplasty may not be the most suitable treatment for every patient, and every procedure requires individual customization.

 

Do I Need Graft Tissue for Asia Rhinoplasty?


One of the characteristics of Asian noses is the relatively low, flat and wide nose bridge, which can make your nose appear short.

Traditional white rhinoplasty techniques are often insufficient to define the bridge of the nose. Graft material options include your own cartilage (septal cartilage or rib cartilage) or irradiated and purified cadaver rib cartilage. Dr Izmirli's first choice for ethnic patients with thicker skin is his own rib cartilage, which can be shaped to fit the individual's unique shape. In the same way, the same graft is used to clarify the tip of the nose and elevate the nasal ridge. Thus, a more prominent and aesthetic result is obtained.

 

What Does Asian Rhinoplasty Involve?

 

Asian rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia.

The procedure takes about 2-3 hours and patients are reviewed after 1 week. Shaping the nose is a complex process, as Asian nose anatomy is ethnically specific, including skin type, thickness, bridge shape, tip width, and nostril shape.

Dr Izmirli changes his technique according to the patient's specific anatomy and expectations from the surgery. It uses the most innovative facial plastic surgery techniques to maximize the result and provide a natural nose look.

 

Do I Need Nostril Reduction with Asian Rhinoplasty?

 

The need to narrow the nostrils in African rhinoplasty is determined individually. If necessary, wide nostrils are reduced with alar narrowing techniques.

What are the risks?

As with most rhinoplasty, all patients may have swelling and bruising that resolves within weeks. 60% of swelling resolves in the first two months. The nose takes its final shape in 12 months.

Relatively rare risks include asymmetries, delayed healing, numbness, infection, and scarring.

Many of these risks can be avoided with technical expertise and skill. Revision rates for rhinoplasty are around 8%, although the risks can be eliminated, it is more difficult than primary rhinoplasty as a result of previous surgeries and scarring.

Smokers should stop smoking 2 weeks before surgery as it delays healing.

 

When Can I Return to Social Activities and Work?

 

Most patients stay away from work and social activities for 1-2 weeks. After ten days, the remaining bruises can be covered with make-up. About 60% of the swelling goes away in the first 2 months. Because of the swelling, the nose may appear very high right after the surgery, returning to normal as the swelling subsides. A cold compress is applied for 3 days after the surgery to minimize swelling and bruising. Recovery in Asian rhinoplasty depends on the method used for the surgery.