Ethnic rhinoplasty pertains to a rhinoplasty performed on individuals from non-Caucasian backgrounds. Various ethnicities such as Hispanic, African-American, Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, and many others, pose unique challenges due to differing skin texture/quality and texture, strength of cartilage, and distinct patient objectives. For instance, Asian patients commonly request an increase in the size of the nasal dorsum and radix, (the area in between the eyes), whereas my Middle Eastern patients usually prefer a reduction in these areas. In general, thick skin in all ethnic groups poses challenges as subtle modifications may not be noticeable.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty by Dr. Jack Zoumaras
Tailored for Diverse Patients
Given my extensive training and practice in ethnic rhinoplasty, I am well-versed in the distinct characteristics of each patient group and adept in addressing their specific challenges. As a matter of fact, almost half of my Rhinoplasty practice involves patients of non-Caucasian descent.
It is essential for the surgeon to have a comprehensive understanding of the differences among ethnic groups to deliver successful Rhinoplasty outcomes. The challenges, techniques, and realistic expectations may vary for each ethnicity.