People from different ethnicities often want to keep their unique cultural features while also fixing any perceived flaws in their noses. Ethnic rhinoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery that changes the shape of a person's nose while being thoughtful and genuine to their cultural background. The nose is a central feature of the face that can often draw attention in an unwanted way.
This may affect facial proportion and symmetry and/or become a distraction from the more appealing features of our eyes and mouth. Dr. Robert "Bo" Brobst, a Fellowship-trained, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Plano, can help enhance your natural beauty and bring improved facial harmony through alterations to your nose. We want to meet your goals while respecting the importance of your ethnicity.
Unique Beauty Enhanced
Ethnic rhinoplasty is a facial plastic surgery procedure that takes into account the unique nasal characteristics of a person's ethnic background when making decisions on the ultimate aesthetic goals of the operation. Although rhinoplasty can alter the shape, size, and overall appearance of the nose in a multitude of ways, the importance of achieving harmony and with the other facial maintaining the patient's cultural identity is paramount. Equally important is considering each ethnic group's unique anatomy, such as skin type, bone structure, and facial proportions, to achieve the most natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing results.
The difference at Brobst Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is our team. We strive to build a genuine connection with each of our patients, to not only help them meet their aesthetic goals in the office but to know who they are and what is important to them outside the office. This is foundational to knowing the person and building long-term relationships. As a result, your ethnic rhinoplasty will be handled with respect, thoughtfulness, and the skilled precision it deserves. We encourage you to come in for a conversation so we can determine if an ethnic rhinoplasty is the right fit for you.
Rewrite your future
Some of the potential benefits of ethnic rhinoplasty include:
A good candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty is typically an individual who has been unhappy with the shape, size, or overall appearance of their nose and is self-motivated to improve its appearance. They have considered the possible changes they would like to make and how they may be more or less consistent with their cultural heritage. This may include people who have ethnic-specific nasal characteristics that they would like to enhance or modify, such as a more prominent nasal bridge or a wider nostril shape. It is important for potential patients to have realistic expectations about the surgery's outcome and be in good overall health. It is also recommended that they consult with a rhinoplasty surgeon, such as Dr. Brobst, who has extensive experience and expertise in performing all types of rhinoplasty.
Your Chosen Aesthetic
At the center of every procedure are you and your goals. Dr. Brobst wants to understand what goals you have and why. He wants to know more about your motivations for getting a rhinoplasty before making any recommendations. Next, he will review your medical history and thoroughly examine your nose and facial structure to map out your procedure. From there, Dr. Brobst patiently explains and answers any questions about the surgery and recovery.
Tailored to you
Ethnic rhinoplasty is a type of facial plastic surgery performed to reshape the nose in a way consistent with the patient's ethnic or cultural background. This type of rhinoplasty isn’t an exact procedure, as much as it is choosing and applying an appropriate set of rhinoplasty techniques that are appropriate for the patients' ethnic-specific anatomy. These take into account bone structure, cartilage framework and strength, fibrofatty tissue, skin thickness, and how changes to these structures will affect the function and accomplish a culturally appealing result. These specifics are discussed during the consultation, and digital imaging is used as a tool to help the dialog and visualization of proposed changes. This allows a patient to thoughtfully consider any changes well before a surgery date is selected and also discuss it with others if desired.
During surgery, Dr. Brobst makes incisions in the nose to access the underlying nasal bones and cartilage. He will then reshape the nose by removing or adding tissue, as needed, to achieve the desired appearance. This may involve modifying the shape of the nasal bones or cartilage or using other techniques, such as grafting or suturing.
Recovery from ethnic rhinoplasty can vary depending on the individual and the specific techniques used during the surgery. In general, however, patients can expect to experience some swelling around the eyes for the first 4-7 days after the procedure. Bruising is variable but has a similar duration if present. Therefore, patients need to follow Dr. Brobst's instructions for post-operative care, which may include applying cold compresses to the face and avoiding strenuous activities or blowing their nose for a certain period of time.
It can take months to years for the swelling to subside entirely and for the final results of ethnic rhinoplasty to become apparent. In most cases, patients will begin to see the initial changes in their noses within the first few weeks after the procedure. Dr. Brobst will be able to provide you with a more accurate timeline for when you can expect to see the final results of your surgery after a consultation.
Avoiding trauma and optimizing nasal function through appropriate medical management are the keys to extending your satisfaction with your rhinoplasty. Dr. Brobst will also give you detailed information on other tips and tricks for keeping your new nose pristine. Schedule a consultation to learn more.
Average Cost: $10, 000
Range: $8,000 - 15,000
Costs for an ethnic rhinoplasty will depend on the extent of your procedure, among other variables.
After undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure, it is common for the swelling to affect your smile temporarily. We encourage patients to avoid stretching the upper lip or smiling for the first couple of weeks to help the tip maintain support during the early phases of healing. This is a normal part of the healing process, and the swelling will eventually go down, allowing your smile to return to its pre-operative state. This can take anywhere from two to four weeks. It is important to be patient and follow your doctor's instructions during this time to ensure a successful recovery.
We want to welcome you into our Plano office for a consultation to chat about how we can protect and preserve your beauty. We want to get to know you as a person and develop a plan that best fits your needs and lifestyle. At Brobst Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, you’re more than a patient — you’re part of our family. We want to take care of you the way family should. Schedule your consultation to get started today.