What is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

The different ethnic structures of people lead to different characteristic structures in their noses. Because of these ethnic differences, surgical intervention will vary.

What Does Ethnic Rhinoplasty Cover?

In ethnic rhinoplasty cartilage reduction or amplification processes are sufficient to reshape and modulate. The cartilage grafts can be used to identify the nasal lines. The technique commonly used in ethnic rhinoplasty involves enlarging the nasal back with cartilage grafts (Turkish delight), lengthening the nose, and sharpening the tip of the nose. It is necessary to add narrowing of the base of the nose when necessary.

Ethnic nasal aesthetics, ethnic rhinoplasty, is a personalized operation.In fact, all nasal aesthetic surgeries are ethnic.So the proportions of the face, the shape of the skin and nose are already planned and made according to the race structure of the individual.The term “ethnic” encompasses nasal aesthetic surgeries for populations in Africa, the Far East, the Pacific, and the Caribbean with softer nasal lines.Different ethnic structures of individuals cause different characteristic structures in their noses. Surgical intervention due to these ethnic changes will also vary.

Common nasal characteristics according to ethnic origin

• Hispanic noses (Spanish race nose features) – Thicker, oily skin, hump in the nose bridge, nostrils, wide nose belt is available.

• Middle Eastern noses – Low nose tip, important nose hump, thicker skin, wide nose tip.

• African noses – Wide nostrils, wide nasal tip, low / wide nasal bridge, thick and oily scalp.

• Asian Noses – Small noses, thick skin, weak nasal cartilage, lack of tip projection.Challenges for surgery on African noses with thick nasal skin
In African patients, very thick and oily scalp makes it almost impossible to obtain a thin, angular nose with light refraction points at the tip of the nose.In patients with thick nasal skin, subcutaneous tissue removal by two-level dissection, placement of additional cartilage grafts under the nasal skin, application of vitamin A-based creams that reduce the volume of subcutaneous fat cells on the nasal skin, and injection of cortisone under the nasal skin; often inadequate.As the nose holes are much larger and larger than other patient groups, it is generally necessary to cut and shrink the nose wings such as “alar base resection”.In patients with a thick nose lesson, if the cartilage is thin as much as in normal noses; As the skin and thick subcutaneous tissue cannot bear the burden, problems such as nasal wing collapse or nasal tip fall may occur.For this reason, cartilage support needs to be structured more carefully than in normal nasal esthetics.Natural nose aesthetics is a surgery that is specially planned and requires different applications. The characteristics of the nasal structure, which vary according to ethnic backgrounds, may require the surgeon to combine different applications.

Asymmetry, cartilage curvature and arch are prominent in our country’s noses.

Ethnic rhinoplasty is only the nose; to increase the height, reduce the width or change the shape of the tip of the nose. Another property is not changed.

Sometimes more than necessary cartilage should be attached to the bone to help shape the tip of a flat nose. If the nose structure is large, your doctor may need to make at least three incisions to narrow it. In most ethnic rhinoplasty, a vertical strip incision that separates the nostrils (columella) is performed as an open procedure. The surgeon can see the anatomy of the nose, the closed elevated basic structures, the skin and soft tissue, and the anatomy of the nose. If necessary, a small incision can be made in the nasal tip shaping in rhinoplasty closed applications.