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How is Ethnic Rhinoplasty different from Traditional Rhinoplasty?

As plastic surgery continues to grow in the ethnic community, preserving ethnic identity following surgery is a primary focus for Dr. Raffi Hovsepian. While every Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty is a highly individualized procedure, custom crafted for the individual patient, ethnic rhinoplasty takes ethnic identity into account. In 2010, 3.2 million cosmetic procedures were performed on ethnic patients, which is a 243% increase from 2000. As more minorities are turning to plastic surgery, the one size fits all approach just does not apply.

While it’s tempting to want Jennifer Aniston’s nose, her post-surgical results won’t necessarily look attractive on an African American or Asian patient. For example, an Asian patient may want a rhinoplasty to build up the bridge of the nose, while a middle eastern patient may want a reduction of the nasal bridge and dorsal hump. In the same respects, African American patients may want a smaller tip, but still maintain a wide base. Understanding the underlying structure of the nose, and how it varies across ethnicities helps Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian to preserve ethnic traits that give patients a sense of ethnic identity. The ASAPS reported in 2007, that minorities were more likely to look for attributes that their family or friends possess, and less likely to turn to Hollywood. For that reason, Dr. Hovsepian specializes in the field of Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills to ensure all patients seeking rhinoplasty can achieve their desired results, while also maintaining their ethnic identity.

Most commonly, minorities tend to want to narrow the bridge of their nose and reduce the overall profile. To accomplish this, while also maintaining defined ethnic attributes, Dr. Hovsepian offers Ethnic Rhinoplasty. While the overall techniques and procedures are similar, a thorough understanding of facial structure and ethnicity help to produce the desired results. It is important to find a surgeon that has plenty of experience with ethnic rhinoplasty to ensure the best possible result. Rhinoplasty is a highly individualized procedure and preserving the ethnic attributes of the nose is extremely important to Dr. Hovsepian. The goal of rhinoplasty is to improve facial balance and symmetry without changing the fundamental appearance of the patient. Ethnic Rhinoplasty allows Dr. Hovsepian the ability to carefully craft the nose that ethnic patients desire.

If you are interested in changing the size or shape of your nose through Beverly Hills Ethnic Rhinoplasty, Schedule a Consultation with Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian. He meets with patients individually to determine the goals and desired outcomes prior to the actual surgery.