Ethnic rhinoplasty is a term used to broadly describe nasal surgery performed for individuals of non-Caucasian descent, often with the goal of improving the appearance and/or function of the nose while still preserving distinct features of their heritage. Due to the many differences among various ethnic groups throughout the world, it is usually more appropriate to refer to ethnic rhinoplasty by the particular ethnicity of the patient—such as Middle Eastern rhinoplasty, Hispanic rhinoplasty, African-American rhinoplasty, and Asian Rhinoplasty. This is not to say surgery will be performed exactly the same way for all individuals of similar ancestry, but rather that many anatomical characteristics and aesthetic desires of patients who share specific ethinic backgrounds tend to align more closely than those of other groups.
Dr. Jon Kurkjian—our board-certified plastic surgeon in Fort Worth—is highly skilled and experienced in customizing rhinoplasty for women and men of all ethnicities. Using advanced VECTRA® 3D imaging, he is able to collaboratively plan treatment with you by showing you the exact modifications that can be made to your own nose based on your unique goals, ultimately revealing a three dimensional representation of the nasal shape and profile that can be achieved. This not only helps establish realistic expectations for surgery, but it ensures that you and Dr. Kurkjian are on the exact same page regarding treatment, which is critical to attaining an excellent end result and optimal postoperative satisfaction.
To learn more about Dr. Kurkjian’s approach to rhinoplasty for specific ethnicities, we encourage you to click on the applicable link below. If you have any questions, or if you wish to schedule a consultation to speak with Dr. Kurkjian in person about your individual desires, please feel free to contact our practice online or by phone today.