The most common people to request Rhinoplasty are those of Asian, African and Middle-Eastern Descent. The objective is usually not to eliminate the ethnic character of the nose, but rather to reduce it only, while maintaining a natural appearance. Of course, this is not always the case, and some individuals ask to completely eliminate the ethnic features and create a nose with a Caucasian appearance. This is a matter of personal taste, and requires good communication between yourself and Dr. Goldberg so that your personal goals can be translated into the appropriate surgical plan.
A common concern raised by Asian patients is that the bridge (dorsum) of the nose is too flat and undeveloped, with poor projection of the tip. Often, the base of the nose is broad with upturned nostrils. To address these concerns extra tissue must be added to augment the bridge and increase projection of the tip, and reduction of the nostrils must be performed to reduce the width of the base of the nose.
A common concern raised by people of African descent that their nose is too flat and too wide along the bridge and at the base. This usually includes wide and flaring nostrils. To address these concerns it is necessary to augment the bridge of the nose with tissue, and reduce the nostrils. This latter part may require incisions in the lower part of the nostrils.
Persian and Middle-Eastern
The most common concerns raised by people of Persian and Middle-Eastern descent are a long nose, with a wide drooping tip and a hump on the bridge. These concerns can be addressed with reduction of the bone and cartilage on the top of the nose, with elevation and refinement of the tip of the nose.
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