Ethnic Rhinoplasty or Multiracial Rhinoplasty is a nasal surgery wherein a rhinoplasty doctor surgically alters a patient’s nose to create an aesthetically pleasing and symmetrical nose matching the person’s face, without moderating his/her ethnic characteristics. Therefore, the most important aspect of this rhinoplasty is to shape an individual’s nose so that it looks natural – one that is congruent with the patient’s ethnic background, whether he/she is a Caucasian, Indian, Malay, Chinese, Oriental or Indochinese.
Distinct anatomical difference exists between different noses (mesorrhine, leptorrhine, platyrrhine, etc.) as every person’s nose is part of his/her genetic heritage and reflects their ethnic background. The shape, size, structure, and specification of every nose is unique, and so, it needs to be addressed in a customized way.
Some of the major reasons that foster a person to opt for ethnic rhinoplasty are:
Improved Facial Appearance: Top rhinoplasty surgeons have the abilities to radically transform a person’s facial appearance by changing the look of their nose in a way that synchronizes their features, without reversing their ethnic features.
Better Nose Functioning: Many patients opt for nose surgery to improve the functional abilities of their nose (such as, breathing issues, vertigo, or allergic problems) that are aggravated or caused by the abnormalities in the nose.
Surgeons performing a nose job on multiracial patients need to recognize the difference in their features and accordingly implement unique surgical strategies to attain the desired functional and aesthetic outcomes.
Asian Rhinoplasty: Nasal surgery performed on the Asians and Caucasian patients is significantly different as the latter generally asks for nose reduction, while the former aspires for nose augmentation. Since most of the Asian noses are flatter and wider in appearance, surgeons often increase their nose projection by inserting implants or grafts at the bridge of their nose. This not only retains their original Asian characteristics, but also improves the aesthetics of their nose. Other options include nostril reduction and nasal tip enhancement.
Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Nose Rhinoplasty: Such people have a large nose along with a large hump. So, the surgery is fashioned in such a way to refine nose tip, without eliminating their ethnicity traits.
African American Rhinoplasty Surgery: Most of the Afro-American patients request a narrower nose with a narrow bridge and a well-defined tip. Since these patients have thinner cartilage with thicker skin, the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the world prefer placing grafts on their nasal tip, nose base, or at the bridge to create a more natural outcome while retaining their ethnicity at the same time.
Dr. Tan Kar Su, one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons, carefully examine both the functional and aesthetic aspects to ensure that his patients attain what they are looking for!