Question : What ethnicities do you have experience in performing rhinoplasty in?
Answer : My practice specializes in performing rhinoplasties in patients of all ethnicities. I pay careful attention to the skin of the patient and make sure that my rhinoplasty is performed with this in mind. One of the major things that affect the rhinoplasty of different ethnicities is the skin. In my Caucasian rhinoplasty or patients of British or European descent, the skin is very thin, therefore the nose must be sculpted in a certain way so that the underlying cartilage don’t show through and they must be protected so that the nose looks smooth. In my Asian rhinoplasty patients, the skin is slightly thicker and, due to the Asian features, it is important to perform the rhinoplasty to blend with their features so they get the maximum result. In my patients of Hispanic or Persian descent, the rhinoplasty often has to involve reduction of a hump and reshaping of the nose to balance with their skin color and face. With patients of African American or African Canadian heritage, the skin tends to be thicker and the rhinoplasty has to be performed with this in mind so that the patient understands how the surgery will be performed and what the realistic goals of the surgery are.