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Dr. Pearlman's ethnic rhinoplasty procedure aims to maintain the ethnic and cultural aesthetic of a person’s nose while enhancing the overall facial balance and appeal. The nose is the central focus of the face, and if your nose is unbalanced or out of proportion with your face, then it can detract from your appearance.

Custom ethnic nose reshaping

Noses vary immensely from ethnicity to ethnicity, in every aspect. This makes understanding the cultural significance and background of a person just as important as understanding the underlying anatomy. People of various ethnic backgrounds who wish to alter nose shape are best treated by a highly-skilled rhinoplasty surgeon, with a reputation for excellence in this complex facial surgery.

Dr. Pearlman understands how noses are unique and distinct based upon heritage, and how to re-sculpt nose appearance to enhance the other facial features. Dr. Pearlman excels in delivering the aesthetics desired by his ethnic nose job patients, without compromising their appearance or cultural background.

The best facial balance and aesthetics come from creating a nose that suits a person’s ethnicity, gender and underlying bone structure.

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Ethnicities Dr. Pearlman specializes in

Dr. Pearlman specializes in many different ethnicities and backgrounds for ethnic rhinoplasty. He understands the subtle differences in anatomy that can often be confused by the undiscerning eye.

He specializes in the following ethnicities and more:

  • African American
  • Hispanic
  • Asian
  • Middle Eastern
  • Indian / Pakistani

This distinction between cultural backgrounds is of great importance when it comes to ethnic rhinoplasty. For example, when it comes to Asian noses Dr. Pearlman understands the anatomic differences between Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese facial structure and nasal anatomy as well as many other Asian ethnicities. Similarly, all other ethnic nose shapes and sizes have variations in size, shape, and projection.

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Types of Ethnic Rhinoplasty

  • African-American Nose Anatomy: African-American noses vary depending on the cultural background of the person and their genetics. Whether you are of Afro-Caribbean descent or if your background traces from certain parts of Africa, then the anatomy of your nose will be subtly different. In general, many African American noses tend to have flatter bridges and wider nostrils. An enhancement that is often sought after is to reduce the width of the nostrils or subtly narrow the nose bridge.
  • Hispanic Nose Anatomy: Hispanic noses have a wider bridge and wider nostrils, with often a low and downward pointing nasal tip that can create a slight hump in the nose. The weaker cartilages in the nasal tip can also create a less defined, more rounded look. Hispanic rhinoplasty may involve smoothing a nose bridge hump and adding definition to the nasal tip.
  • Asian Nose Anatomy: Asian noses tend to have a shorter nasal bridge and rounder tip with weaker cartilage. Often Asian rhinoplasty patients desire to undergo nasal augmentation by creating a more defined bridge, or resculpting a rounded nose tip.
  • Middle Eastern Nose Anatomy: Middle Eastern patients tend to exhibit a large nasal hump or arched bridge and a drooping nasal tip. The genetic background of the individual is behind the extent of the hump, length of the nose, and the weaker cartilages of the nasal tip. Often middle eastern patients desire a reduction of the hump to create a more balanced and proportionate looking nose.
  • Indian and Pakistani Nose Anatomy: Indian and Pakistani patients tend to exhibit a slight nasal hump and drooping nasal tip, but the shape can vary widely within the genetic diversity of those ethnicities. Often a slight hump is left so as to not change too much from their particular ethnic appearance.

Benefits of ethnic rhinoplasty

Dr. Pearlman's ethnic rhinoplasty allows people of all backgrounds to stay true to their ethnicity and their appearance while still enhancing nose appearance for a more attractive balance. Maintaining your ethnic aesthetic while creating a subtle and natural-looking result are key in ethnic rhinoplasty. Not only are noses different from one person to the next, but your gender and bone structure all are also key to creating the perfect shape for your nose. An ethnic rhinoplasty should be performed by a top-rated, board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Pearlman has a 5-star rating on realself.com and is among the most respected facial plastic surgeons performing ethnic rhinoplasty in NYC.

Ethnic rhinoplasty procedure

The procedure varies depending on whether you are receiving augmentation or reduction rhinoplasty. The steps in general are as follows:

  • Develop an agreed-upon result using 3D imaging technology
  • Prior to surgery you will be given anesthesia
  • An incision will either be made at the bottom of the central column between the nostrils or with the nasal cavity itself
  • From this incision site the augmentation or reduction can be performed

After surgery you will be given a thorough list of care instructions to be followed, these will ensure an easy recovery period.

Why should I choose Dr. Pearlman for rhinoplasty?

Dr. Pearlman is dual board-certified and specializes in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. This specialty gives him the experience and understanding to truly create some of the best results when it comes to ethnic rhinoplasty. During a consultation, he will discuss the entire procedure, and allow you to see how various alterations will appear with an advanced 3D imaging system.

This in-depth discussion will allow you to create with Dr. Pearlman the ideal change for your exact look, gender and bone structure. He and his team are highly-professional and dedicated to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals without compromising individuality, ethnicity, and your personal concept of beauty.

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FAQs: Answered by Dr. Pearlman

    Can ethnic rhinoplasty make my nose smaller?

    During ethnic rhinoplasty, referring to Asian rhinoplasty and African American rhinoplasty, the nose bridge can be made to appear narrower. It is raised with a graft that will then make it look narrower. The tip can be made to look more defined too, by adding grafts to push out the thick skin, and the tip will appear smaller. We also will thin out the skin from underneath to help make it smaller.

    What are the risks of Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

    There are no specific risks attributed to ethnic rhinoplasty that are not encountered in rhinoplasty in general. The main risks are bleeding from the nose the night of surgery in 1% of patients, which is treated with temporary gauze packing. The other risk is "irregularities," or asymmetry that can occasionally occur due to the complex structures of the nose, and may need minor revision.

    Will I have visible scarring after my procedure?

    If an open rhinoplasty procedure is used, there is a 4mm incision on the undersurface of the nose that heals very well and is barely visible to the naked eye, even in patients with thick skin. If the size or roundness of the nostrils are reduced with alarplasty, there will be a fine line in the crease at the edge of the nostril that is also not easily seen.

    How long before I see my final results?

    Most patients will see about 85% of the result by 1 month, 90% by 6 months and 98% by a year. In patients with thick skin, such as ethnic rhinoplasty, the nose continues to heal and the tip swelling gets smaller for over a year.

    When can I return to work?

    Most patients can return to work in about 10 days. Bruising may last up to 2 weeks. Women tend to use cover makeup and may return even sooner. However, patients cannot bend or lift for 3 weeks, so they need to be sedentary at work.