Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Michigan's Ethnic Rhinoplasties at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery

Precision Asian, Latino, and African-American Nose Jobs

Have you heard the common phrase, “You can’t choose your family?” Genetics are a get-what-you-get kind of thing. Some people are genetically lucky. Others may end up with an awesome family, but a less-than-perfect nose.

Rhinoplasty is the solution if the nose you were born with doesn’t match up with the nose you desire. Ethnic rhinoplasty is the term for this procedure when surgeons perform it on non-Caucasian patients. While the techniques used are similar for both traditional and ethnic rhinoplasty, ethnic patients often have unique nasal features that can make the procedure more challenging. Working with a skilled ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon is essential for achieving stunning results without compromising nasal appearance or function.

You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your nose. Contact Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery to schedule your ethnic rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Pramit Malhotra, double board-certified plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist in Michigan.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty: Insider Tips from the Surgeons at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery

In the early days of rhinoplasty, many surgeons liked to create a small, upturned nose for all patients seeking nasal surgery. Dr. Malhotra strives to create a nasal appearance that complements your other features. In nature and in the human face, harmony and balance are beautiful. You should still look like you only better.

Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure, and ethnic rhinoplasty even more so. Choosing a provider who specializes in nasal surgery is essential for good results. As a board-certified ear, nose, and throat specialist and plastic surgeon, Dr. Malhotra has the expertise needed for natural-looking ethnic rhinoplasty results.

The Characteristics Commonly Seen in Ethnic Noses

Nasal anatomy and characteristics vary significantly from one patient to another. Your ethnicity isn’t the only factor that determines your nasal shape, structure, and size, but it can play a significant role. It is important that your rhinoplasty surgeon has experience operating on noses with a similar structure to yours.

Understanding the differences among each ethnic background allows your surgeon to create an effective surgical plan and your ideal outcome.

Asian noses are often small, requiring the addition of tissue grafting, bone, or implants to create nasal definition. The nasal framework is typically very delicate, and can experience damage if the surgeon doesn’t take proper care.

Thick, oily skin is common among this ethnicity, making precise refinements difficult. Many Hispanic patients have a dorsal hump and wide, flared nostrils.

Middle Eastern noses often have a droopy or downturned tip. A nasal hump is common. The skin on the nose is often thicker than the skin commonly seen in Caucasian patients.

Patients with African roots often seek ethnic rhinoplasty to enhance nasal refinement. The bridge may be flat or undefined. Large nostrils and a bulbous nasal tip are other commonly seen nasal characteristics. Darker skin may be more likely to scar than lighter skin tones.

Dr. Malhotra has performed many rhinoplasty procedures on patients from around 15 states around the country. Whatever your heritage, choose Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery for your ethnic rhinoplasty needs.

Benefits of Ethnic Rhinoplasty

There are many benefits to ethnic rhinoplasty.

  • Correct breathing problems and abnormalities
  • Complement your other facial features with a defined and attractive nose
  • Maintain heritage while refining nasal characteristics

Talk with us about the benefits you can expect after your nasal surgery in Ann Arbor.

Schedule A Consultation

Our Michigan plastic surgery specialists understand that the difference is in the details when it comes to achieving your desired results. Visit Dr. Malhotra and Dr. Ballard at our Ann Arbor or Jackson locations to learn more.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Ann Arbor?

Dr. Malhotra performs nasal surgery on both men and women in Michigan. Before your procedure, we’ll talk about your health, medications, lifestyle, and aesthetic goals to ensure rhinoplasty is a good fit. Safety and an excellent outcome are priorities for every procedure we perform.

Before and After

What Happens During Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

We typically perform nasal surgery under general anesthesia or IV sedation, in local area operating rooms partially owned and operated by hospitals. These operating rooms feature the latest equipment and get continual updates to meet new standards.

Dr. Malhotra creates incisions inside the nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or along the strip of skin dividing the nostrils (open rhinoplasty).

Malhotra uses his advanced training in rhinoplasty techniques to shape the nose.

Malhotra redrapes the skin and closes the sutures. We may use specialized suturing techniques in patients who are likely to experience scarring.

Malhotra bandages the nose and places protective splints, as necessary. Dr. Malhotra does not use packing inside the nose.

We will customize each rhinoplasty procedure to a patient’s unique goals and anatomical needs; however, the procedure usually follows a basic outline. A typical ethnic rhinoplasty takes two to three hours to complete. Patients typically return home the same day, usually a few hours after surgery.

YOUR BEAUTY REVEALED

Let our before and after gallery show you the expertise of Michigan’s plastic surgery specialists Dr. Pramit Malhotra and Dr. Tiffany Ballard. Place your trust in the skilled hands of our board-certified surgeons who understand that the difference is in the details.

Recovery After Nasal Surgery

Your recovery will depend on your procedure. We’ll give you a good idea of what to expect before surgery, so you can arrange for time off work and help as needed.

  • Typical downtime after nasal surgery is five to nine days.
  • Wait to return to strenuous activities for two to three weeks, or until cleared by your surgeon.
  • Ice, pain medication, and elevation can reduce discomfort and improve healing after nasal surgery.

If you have questions during your recovery from ethnic rhinoplasty, get in touch.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty FAQs

Ethnic rhinoplasty addresses both structural and functional issues. While many patients choose the surgery for cosmetic reasons, we also commonly perform this procedure to correct a deviated septum and other airway obstructions.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty may be a good fit for some patients who need to avoid surgery. Dr. Malhotra specializes in this technique that uses injectable fillers to shape and contour the nose without surgery.

The cost of your procedure will depend on many factors including the difficulty and complexity of the procedure. We’ll provide an estimate of your costs during your ethnic rhinoplasty consultation.

Dr. Malhotra can perform ethnic rhinoplasty at any age, provided the nose has reached its full adult size. Most patients are eligible for surgery starting in their late teens. If you’re in good health, you’re likely a good candidate, no matter your age.

Most of our patients don’t notice any scarring from their rhinoplasty procedure. Dr. Malhotra performs both open and closed procedures. In a closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are in the nostril, leaving no visible scar. If an incision outside the nose is necessary, we can use specialized techniques to minimize scarring.

Learn more about ethnic rhinoplasty in Jackson and Ann Arbor, MI, by contacting Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery.