What is Ethnic Rhinoplasty? How Does It Perform? [Useful Info]

We believe that each patient has their conditions. Many plastic surgeons have had few patients of different races from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, or Spain for the nose job in Iran. in most countries, lack of experience working with different races, in many cases, causes the operated nose to not be in harmony with other parts of the face. but the huge number of patients that undergo this procedure annually in Iran, makes Iranian surgeons have the experience and skills to create a delicate and beautiful nose for any face and race. their experience will make them professional in ethnic rhinoplasty.

Evaluation of nose job surgery in Iran of different races

Rhinoplasty of different races is known as ethnic rhinoplasty. Among surgeons, it was originally customary to consider the nose ratios of white Indo-European women as the ideal nose ratios, and also because of the highly discriminatory media orientations, most non-Indo-Europeans for rhinoplasty followed Western standards.

But now, with the increase in the rate of rhinoplasty, the standards of beauty have changed and with an increasing trend, they are defined based on more multicultural standards. At present, it is common practice for a person to improve his appearance but remain the same as his original race.

As a result, a system that has only two aesthetic standards ("different races" and "Indo-European") no longer works, and I think the term ethnic rhinoplasty has become an obsolete term.

There are huge differences between different racial groups. There are even significant differences between people of the same race. Given this, whatever your racial background, all we will do is try to improve your appearance while maintaining your original face. The correct classification of "non-Indo-European rhinoplasty" is for the knowledge of surgeons and patients. Of course, this list is not exhaustive enough to cover all races:

  • Indo-European: Anglo-Saxon, German, Latin (Greek, Roman, French), Slavic, Mediterranean African-American
  • Asian: North America, Korea, Chinese, Japanese, Philippines
  • Middle East: Iranian, Arab, Indian, Pakistani
  • Spanish: Castilian, American-Mexican, Mestizo (Hispanic and Indian)

How do we preserve the patient's racial identity in ethnic rhinoplasty?

Iranmedopia rhinoplasty surgeons encourage their plastic surgery residents to always strive to create a balanced beauty on patients' faces and preserve their racial identity. The surgeon should be familiar with the differences in facial and nasal anatomy of patients of different races and make a list of patients' needs.

In some cultures, the desired beauty of each patient varies depending on the country from which he or she immigrated. However, we do not want to operate on the patient according to a general pattern. To achieve harmony in the face, the beauty of the nose must be in harmony with the racial and natural characteristics of the patient's face.

The decision of non-Indo-Europeans to change the shape of the nose has been influenced by several common trends and practices, which are:

  • Asians generally tend to look like Westerners.
  • Middle Easterners are no longer worried about the size of their profile.
  • Spanish patients generally want thinner, thinner noses that do not necessarily need to be larger.
  • Non-Indians and Europeans who seek rhinoplasty often think after their first rhinoplasty that their nose is cut too much (a nose with a slope-like slope, called a saddle nose deformity) and narrows. Too much of the cartilaginous tip of their nose no longer indicate their race or ethnicity.

As a result, when performing ethnic rhinoplasty for men and women for a non-Indo-European patient, creating a nose that fits that person's racial characteristics is a top priority. These issues must be thoroughly considered during the consultation.

Create the right look for you with an ethnic nose job

When you decide to have a nose job surgery, the most important thing is to choose a surgery that can create a harmonious and balanced appearance for you.

Unfortunately, many cosmetic surgeons have low experience in operating on patients of different races. Without experience, training, and a sense of aesthetics to understand the unique characteristics of the patient, the result of rhinoplasty will be inconsistent with the patient's appearance.

the effect of race and physiology in rhinoplasty

People of different races, in addition to having differences in makeup, also have physical differences. Factors that exist in each race very differently from other races include:

• The thickness and amount of fat in the skin of different races vary.
• The angle of the nose to the surface of the face and forehead or the so-called radix or its root is different in different races.
The bridge of the nose, or the upper part of the nose, varies in size, shape, and proportions.
The tip of the nose varies in size, shape, and proportions.
The base and nostrils vary in angle, thickness, and shape.
• The intersection of the lips and the nose, that is, where the upper lip and the nose meet, generally differs between different racial groups.
The size, shape, and location of the maxilla, or maxilla, that attaches to the nose varies between different races.

Ethnic rhinoplasty advise of different races

To get the best possible result from rhinoplasty, you should consult a skilled plastic surgeon who has the experience to evaluate all of the above factors as well as other factors. They can plan and perform your cosmetic surgery based on this assessment.

Our surgeons will spend a great deal of time discussing your concerns about the beauty and function of your nose in the ethnic rhinoplasty counseling session, which has comprehensive and unique content.

Your medical history will be reviewed in detail. From your nose and face, in addition to 3D imaging with the latest devices, a detailed examination is performed. At this stage, special attention is paid to the lips and chin, because these organs of the face have a great impact on the appearance of the nose.

The Vectra 3D photography system is used to prepare the most appropriate treatment plan and also to ensure your agreement with the doctor on the expected results of the surgery.

Finally, the surgeon devises a treatment plan for you using a systematic method. In this stage, various cases will be examined and evaluated, which are:

  • Age
  • race
  • The thickness of the skin
  • Nasal profile
  • Facial nose beauty
  • The tip and base of the nose
  • Nose-lip relationship
  • Relationship between chin and nose

Open or closed surgery for ethnic rhinoplasty?

Depending on the complexity of the ethnic rhinoplasty procedure and the areas being treated, one of the closed or open methods may be used. In open nasal surgery, a small gap is created between the nostrils and the nasal cavities to allow the operation to be performed.

In this case, the surgeon can do his job more accurately. In closed nose surgery, the surgeon performs the surgery through the nostrils. This method is suitable for patients who are mostly looking to correct their bridge of the nose.

The most important decision to make here is whether your nose surgery is closed or open. The technique you and your doctor agree on depends on the following factors:

  1. What results do you want to achieve with rhinoplasty (do you want to change the shape of your bridge of the nose? Do you want to change the shape of its tip? Or do you want to correct the shape of your nostrils?)
  2. Do you need a reconstruction method? (If you have breathing problems or problems with the structure of your nose, this is the best way to fix them.)
  3. What do you think about rhinoplasty and how long does it take to recover? How much can a non-surgical procedure improve your appearance?

Expectations before and after ethnic rhinoplasty

One week before surgery, a final consultation session is held to review the surgery schedule and ensure that all patient questions are answered. At that time, pre-and post-operative instructions are given to the patient, and these instructions are reviewed in detail until the patient feels 100% comfortable doing them.

Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure and the recovery time is generally between 1 and 2 weeks. After the operation, a splint will be placed on the patient's nose, which will be removed after a week.

Most patients do not need a nasal tampon and can return to work and normal activities within 7 to 10 days. the doctor will visit the patient several times during the first 10 days after surgery.

After this period, these examinations will be repeated once every three months for a year and then once a year. Postoperative examinations are a very important part of rhinoplasty because the process of nasal healing continues during the first 12 months after surgery.

Rhinoplasty, unlike other surgeries, requires the long-term cooperation of the patient and the surgeon to ensure a successful and satisfactory outcome.

The outcome of rhinoplasty depends on the precise techniques used to improve the beauty of the nose and the breathing through it. Preoperative planning is one of the most important factors in achieving a successful outcome. IranMedopia can help you answer all your questions.