Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Sydney

Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Sydney

Ethnic rhinoplasty is the medical term applied to a rhinoplasty when performed for non-Caucasian noses. It alters the shape of the nose without compromising its unique ethnic features and characteristics. People from different ethnic backgrounds have distinctive nose shapes that set them apart and reflect their heritage. Many ethnic noses are different – wider, flatter or shorter.. Non-Caucasian noses may also have thicker nose skin, a bulbous nose tip, and flaring nostrils.

AEthnic Rhinoplasty is similar to a traditional rhinoplasty in the sense that it aims to alter the shape of the nose and address breathing problems. However, ethnic rhinoplasty is different from a traditional nose job in that it takes into consideration the distinct ethnic features and nasal anatomical differences of people of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, or Indian descent.

Dr Jeremy Hunt is a specialist plastic surgeon who performs ethnic rhinoplasty in Sydney. He has spent years studying the unique features of different noses.

What is an Ethnic Nose and how is it different?

People of different ethnicities have different nose features. An ethnic nose is a nose that has unique anatomical structures different from a Caucasian nose. A person’s skin colour, hair texture, cultural expressions, and language can give away their ethnicity, but so can their nose.

Caucasians generally have tall and thin noses with:

  • A narrow nose bridge
  • A relatively high nasal bridge
  • A pointy nose tip
  • Thin nasal skin and soft tissue
  • Strong bone and cartilage inside the nose

On the other hand, people of non-Caucasian ethnicities may have:

  • A wider nose
  • Relatively low and flat nose bridge
  • Bulbous nasal tip
  • Thick nasal skin and soft tissue
  • Wide nostrils
  • Weak nose cartilage and bones

These ethnic nasal characteristics are also complemented by the other facial features that give you your distinctive ethnic look including your eyes, lips, cheeks, and chin. That’s why it can be very challenging to alter the spage of a non-Caucasian nose while maintaining the natural facial harmony.

When Dr Hunt performs a rhinoplasty on an ethnic nose, he always strives to achieve two goals:

  • Achieve the desired shape of the patient
  • Help to ensure sure your nose is proportionate to the rest of your ethnic facial features

The outcomes shown are only relevant for this patient and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise.

Rhinoplasty Dr Jeremy Hunt Before and After Image - rhino-front-35 Scaled

What Are the Features of Non-Caucasian Noses?

People descended from the same ethnic group generally share common nose features that set them apart from different ethnicities.

1. African Nose features

The typical features of an African nose include:

  • Thick nasal skin
  • Wide nasal ala or flared nostrils
  • Wide and low nasal bridge
  • Wide and bulbous nasal tip
  • More fatty tissue within the nose

Patients with African noses seeking rhinoplasty usually wish to narrow the nostrils, narrow the nose bridge, and refine the tip of the nose. An ethnic African rhinoplasty aims to do that.

2. Asian Nose features

Compared with Caucasian noses, Asian noses are usually shorter, wider, and less projected. Common Asian nose features include:

  • Low and flat nose bridge
  • Wide and rounded nose tip
  • Thick nose skin
  • An abundance of soft tissue in the nose
  • Wide nostrils
  • Thin septum
  • Weak nose cartilage

People with Asian nose characteristics seeking a thinoplasty often want to increase the projection of the nose from the face and alter a flat appearance. Asian rhinoplasty might include cartilage grafting too.

3. Middle Eastern Nose features

A Middle Eastern nose is a common facial feature among people descending from Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Qatar, and Jordan for example.

Several features make a Middle Eastern nose unique, such as:

  • A long droopy nose shape
  • A nasal hump
  • Droopy nose tip
  • Thick nasal skin
  • Crooked nose or a deviated septum

People looking to get a rhinoplasty for a Middle Eastern nose usually wish to straighten the nose, smooth the nose bridge, and alter the projection of the nose tip.

4. Hispanic or Latino Nose features

People of Spanish or Latin American origins usually share the following special nose features:

  • Thick nose skin
  • Broad and bulbous nose tip
  • A dorsal hump
  • Wide nostrils
  • Drooping nasal tips
  • Weaker nose cartilage

Patients with Hispanic or Latino nasal cosmetic features looking to get a rhinoplasty may desire to narrow the nostrils, remove a nose hump, and refine their nose tip.

5. Indian Nose features

A typical Indian nose normally has the following cosmetic features:

  • High nose bridge
  • A broad nasal width
  • A nasal bump or hump
  • Drooping nose tip

People with Indian nose characteristics may want to improve the curvature of their nose, narrow the nose, and add definition to their nose tip.

What Is an Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

An ethnic rhinoplasty, or ethnic nose job, is a nose surgery that alters the size and shape of a nose with distinctive ethnic features. An ethnic nose surgery addresses the appearance of the nose while aiming to preserve its cultural identity. It allows people of Middle Eastern, Asian, Hispanic, African, or Indian origins to alter their nose without changing their unique ethnic look.

The outcome of the rhinoplasty needs to fit in with the rest of your facial features such as your eyes, your lips, your cheeks, and the shape of your chin.

While performing nasal surgery for people of non-Caucasian descent, Dr Jeremy Hunt focuses on:

  • Supporting the weak nasal structures
  • Fixing the shape of the nose while protecting its ethnic identity
  • Correcting septal deviation and breathing problems

Dr Jeremy Hunt attentively considers all the cosmetic details of your face and how they all come together. He then meticulously plans your nose job to make sure your new nose will look balanced with the rest of your face.

What Are the Different Types Of Ethnic Rhinoplasties?

There are different types of rhinoplasties that are designed to meet the aesthetic needs of people with non-Caucasian noses including:

  • African American rhinoplasty
  • Asian rhinoplasty
  • Middle Eastern rhinoplasty
  • Hispanic rhinoplasty
  • Indian rhinoplasty

1. African nose job or African Rhinoplasty

An African rhinoplasty is a nose surgery done to alter noses with African characteristics.

While performing rhinoplasty on an African nose, Dr Hunt usually aims to:

  • Increase the height of a flat nose
  • Alter the projection of the nose
  • Make the nostrils narrower
  • Sculpt the nose tip

2. Asian nose job or Asian Rhinoplasty

Asian rhinoplasty is performed according to the distinct anatomy of Asian noses.

During an Asian nose reshaping surgery, Dr Hunt will work on:

  • Increasing the projection of the nose bridge
  • Narrowing the nose
  • Correcting nostril flaring
  • Supporting the nasal structures with cartilage grafts

3. Middle Eastern nose job or Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty

A Middle Eastern ethnic rhinoplasty is designed for patients of Lebanese, Middle Eastern, or Oriental descent. During a Middle Eastern ethnic nose job, Dr. Hunt can help:

  • Flatten a dorsal hump
  • Straighten the nose
  • Lift the nose tip upwards

4. Hispanic nose job or Hispanic Rhinoplasty

Hispanic rhinoplasty is a nasal surgery performed for patients of Hispanic origins.

During Hispanic nose surgery, Dr Hunt uses special surgical techniques that allow him to:

  • Remove a nasal hump
  • Raise the nasal tip
  • Add height to the nose bridge
  • Narrow the bulbous nose tip

After a Hispanic rhino, patients can enjoy a smoother nose shape with a more refined nose tip.

5. Indian nose job or Indian Rhinoplasty

Indian rhinoplasty is another type of ethnic nose surgery that specifically alter the shape of noses with typical Indian characteristics.

Dr Hunt customises an Indian nose surgery to:

  • Correct a nose hump
  • Fix a droopy nasal tip
  • Narrow the nose

In every type of ethnic nose surgery, Dr Jeremy Hunt uses unique surgical approaches that will suit your distinctive ethnic nasal features.

Ethnic Nose Job Recovery

After any type of nose surgery, you can expect some discomfort, bruising, and swelling. With that said, each nose job is different and each nose heals in its own time.

Your recovery after rhinoplasty will depend on several things, including:

  • Whether there was nasal bone breaking involved
  • The amount of bone and cartilage that was removed
  • Whether your nose needed cartilage grafts
  • Whether your plastic surgeon used a closed or open approach
  • Your body’s healing abilities

However, recovery from an ethnic rhinoplasty usually takes around 10 days, by that time you’ll probably be able to return to work, light exercising, and other regular activities. Your bruising and swelling will go down gradually over the first few months following your ethnic rhinoplasty. Three to six months after your rhinoplasty, your nose will remarkably improve and you can start noticing the final results.

The results of your surgery will improve over the first year following your nose surgery. In 12 months, you’ll be able to enjoy the final results of your nose job.

How Much Is an Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

After your consultation with Dr Hunt, you will get a precise quote for your ethnic rhinoplasty. The cost for your ethnic rhinoplasty will be determined by the amount of work desired, the surgical approach used, the medical equipment needed, the type of anaesthesia, and the hospital location where the surgery is performed.

Dr Hunt will perform the nose procedure to meet your unique aesthetic needs and expectations. After that, he will give you an estimate of how much your ethnic rhinoplasty will cost.

People with medical problems related to the nose that require corrective surgery, such as a deviated septum or nasal obstruction, may be eligible for a Medicare rebate.

For more information about prices visit Dr Hunt’s pricing page

FAQs about Ethnic Rhinoplasty

How is ethnic rhinoplasty different from traditional rhinoplasty?

  • All nose surgeries share the same goals: alter the appearance of the nose, and make the nose function better. An ethnic nose job is the same as a regular rhinoplasty; it alters the shape of the nose and fixes any nasal obstruction or breathing problems. The difference is that a rhinoplasty done on an ethnic nose emphasises the unique ethnic features of the nose and changes it in a way that keeps it in balance with the rest of the facial characteristics.

What is Ethnic Tip Rhinoplasty?

  • Ethnic tip rhinoplasty is a procedure done on people of non-Caucasian descent. It’s designed to make a bulbous or wide nose tip (common in Asian, African American, and Hispanic noses) smaller and more pointed.

Are there surgeries to make your nose bigger?

  • Plastic surgery like Nose Surgery can be performed to make a flat or short nose bigger. Ethnic nose jobs commonly include cartilage grafts harvested from the ear, septum, or ribs to add height to the nose and alter the shape of the nose tip.

Further Reading about Nose Surgery & Different Types of Rhinoplasty

Medical References about an Ethnic Nose Job

About Dr Jeremy Hunt – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

dr jeremy hunt

Dr Jeremy Hunt is a specialist plastic surgeon and a member of FRACS & ASPS. He has over 20 years of experience providing plastic surgery in Sydney.

Dr Hunt’s personal, one-on-one service and attention to detail has ensured that thousands of women and men from the Sydney & Wollongong NSW area and across Australia have received high quality surgical care.

Dr Hunt’s qualifications and education

Dr Jeremy A Hunt MBBS FRACS graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine degree from Sydney University in 1990 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and member of ASPS – the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. He completed a Fellowship at the prestigious University of Texas in the United States, where he learnt from some of the world’s very best plastic surgeons.

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Ethnic Rhinoplasty – Rhinoplasty for different Ethnic Groups

Ethnic Rhinoplasty – Rhinoplasty for different Ethnic Groups

Ethnic Rhinoplasty is a nose procedure performed to alter the shape of the nose for different ethnic groups. The complex surgical procedure involves altering the shape and reconstruction of the cartilages and bones in the nose. Rhinoplasty can also be done to change the facial appearance or to improve breathing if you have a deviated nasal septum. It can be done for other conditions like cleft lip, cleft palate, chronic allergies causing nasal inflammation, or any mass in the nose.

Different kinds of noses require different types of rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty depends upon the results you want to achieve or the condition for which you are undergoing a rhinoplasty. Traditional rhinoplasty aims to create a specific type of structure of the nose. Many procedures also leave the nose with a pinched-out and out-of-proportion appearance. The traditional Rhinoplasty procedure does not typically take into consideration the preferences and traits of your ethnicity.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Jeremy Hunt has completed hundreds of nose surgeries in Australia. Dr Hunt is a Sydney plastic surgeon who practices in Sydney and Wollongong.

What is ethnic rhinoplasty?

Ethnic rhinoplasty is an alternate form of rhinoplasty where the shape of the nose is altered without losing or diminishing the unique characteristic of your ethnicity. This procedure takes special care to retain the features that are a product of specific ethnicity. Ethnic rhinoplasty works with these features and incorporates them into the new design of the nose. Many people don’t want to lose sight of who they are, where their family is from and their particular ethnic heritage when getting a rhinoplasty.

Ethnic rhinoplasty will preserve your facial heritage and is a relatively novel concept but is gaining quick popularity as it creates a well-balanced look to suit your ethnicity.

How is an ethnic rhinoplasty different?

So, what is the difference between a rhinoplasty and an ethnic rhinoplasty? Both procedures are similar. They use the same methods and techniques to accomplish aesthetic changes. However, ethnic rhinoplasty pays special attention to your unique facial features and nasal structures. It creates a natural look of the nose that does not seem to be surgically corrected. It’s a rhinoplasty without compromising your physiognomy.

What are the different types of Ethnic Nose?

  • Indo-European or Caucasian noses are taller and thinner
  • A Middle Eastern or Mediterranean nose is usually longer. The nasal tips are bulbous, the bridges are prominent, and have a large dorsal hump
  • People of Hispanic, Middle Eastern, or Mediterranean descent have dorsal humps over their nasal bridge
  • Asian or Latino noses have features in between these two
  • People of Hispanic, African, or Asian descent have thicker nasal skin. They tend to have more tissues underneath the skin of the nose than Caucasians do
  • Another peculiar feature of Asian noses is that they have a flared nasal base, with wider-than-average nostrils. The nasal bridge is low and wide and so is the tip.
  • Africans typically have a broad and flat nose

What are the types of ethnic rhinoplasty procedures?

The various reshaping procedures are:

  • Caucasian rhinoplasty: Typically aims to straighten the bridge of the nose and reduce the dorsal hump
  • Middle Eastern rhinoplasty: Also intends to straighten the bridge of the nose along with the refinement of the nasal tip and narrowing the nose
  • Asian rhinoplasty: Aims to create a narrow nose, refine the nasal tip and increase the definition of the nasal bridge
  • Hispanic rhinoplasty: Aims to resolve the concern of a droopy nasal tip, creating a lifted or refined tip. It also intends to narrow the nostril width and remove the side bumps on the nasal bridge
  • African American rhinoplasty: Intends to achieve a defined or narrow nasal bridge, refined nasal tip shape, and narrow width of the nostril

How is ethnic rhinoplasty performed?

Ethnic rhinoplasty begins with a pre-operative consultation during which Dr Hunt will examine your nose. He will also determine if you should undergo the procedure or not based on the maturity of your nose. Your medical history will be reviewed, and a treatment plan will be recommended for you. Pictures of your nose will be taken for a before and after comparison. You will also be given specific instructions that should be followed before the procedure to help achieve the results you desire. On the day of the procedure, it is recommended that you do not wear makeup. The nose and the surrounding area will be cleaned and numbing cream will be applied. This will keep you at ease during the procedure.

What can you expect from an ethnic rhinoplasty?

An ethnic rhinoplasty procedure can help alter the appearance of your nose while respecting and preserving your ethnic characteristics. Results are generally visible soon after the procedure but the swelling may obscure the appearance. Improvements in your areas of concern will be noticed once your swelling goes down and your skin heals.

Ethnic rhinoplasty can help reduce the appearance of a bulbous nose tip. It can narrow the overall width of the nose, build and strengthen a flattened nasal bridge.

What is the recovery like?

Recovery after ethnic rhinoplasty depends upon the extent of your surgical procedure. However, your skin should be healed completely within two to four days. You are also most likely to return to normal activities within two to three weeks.

Immediately following the procedure you may experience mild pain, bruising, and swelling at the site. This is completely normal and may take up to 48 hours to resolve. You will be given anti-inflammatory medications for controlling the post-operative symptoms. Avoid consuming alcohol for 24 hours following the procedure. Do not touch, rub or press the nose for about two weeks. If you wear prescription glasses, switch to contact lenses for this period.

It is important to properly follow your surgeon’s directions and advice for a quick and complete recovery. Your surgeon may also recommend the following:

  • Ice the area
  • Wear a nasal splint
  • Breathe through the nose for a few days after the procedure
  • Sleep with the head elevated
  • Eat a healthy and nutritious diet

How much does ethnic rhinoplasty cost in Sydney?

The cost of ethnic rhinoplasty depends upon the type of procedure performed. The differences in the cost of different rhinoplasty procedures are due to the specific techniques used in each procedure, the expertise required, and additional surgical costs like anaesthesia. After your initial consultation, you will get an exact quote for the ethnic rhinoplasty cost.

Call Dr Hunt’s team for an estimate or visit the Pricing Page for more information.

You may be covered by medicare if you meet the strict criteria for medical necessity and you can find out more about an Ethnic Rhinoplasty Payment plan.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty FAQs

What is the right age for an ethnic rhinoplasty?

  • It’s only recommended to get an ethnic rhinoplasty when your nose is fully developed. This is achieved at around 18 years for males and 16 years for females. Dr Hunt will examine your nose to determine whether it has reached maturity and you are eligible for the procedure.

Should I get an ethnic rhinoplasty?

  • Ethnic rhinoplasty is a procedure that preserves your cultural identity. A one-size-fits-all concept of traditional rhinoplasty fails to preserve your ethnic identity. It does not take into account the rich assortment of facial shapes and characteristics that are present in our society. Apart from being aesthetically appropriate, ethnic rhinoplasty may also beneficial from a medical standpoint. Giving a Native American, Middle Eastern, or African American face the nose of a Caucasian may result in potential breathing issues. It may also increase the risk for multiple or revision surgeries.

Can your nose tell your ethnicity?

  • There are many views regarding the concept of the perfect nose. Plastic surgeons have analysed the ideal nose shape for women. New research claims that a perfect nose should be slightly upturned. The optimum angle of rotation at the nasal tip should be 106 degrees when measured from the lip up. Celebrities with the perfect nasal angle are Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, Scarlett Johansson, and Kate Beckinsale. The range of nose rotation for the perfect nose is 90 to 100 degrees for men and 95 to 110 degrees for women. Rotation of the nose at an angle less than 90 degrees, makes a woman’s nose look long, droopy, and masculine.
  • That being said, the perfect ethnic nose must fit your face. Your chin and nose must work well together for your face. Dr Hunt will perform an in-depth facial analysis during your ethnic rhinoplasty consultation appointment to determine the right type of nose job for you. You should avoid having the wrong nose for your face!

Can your nose tell your ethnicity?

  • A person’s nose, eyes, and mouth tell a lot about your ancestry and cultural heritage. Different ethnic groups have different internal and external nasal characteristics. The geographical origins of your ancestry determine the shape of your nose. A nose with a narrow bridge and nostrils is a genetic adaptation to a cold and dry climate. Narrow nostrils can trap and heat the air before it is inhaled. Likewise, people descending from warm and humid climates have wider nostrils. In short, there is a gradual decrease in the width of the nostril and nose in people living far away from the equator.

Can you get a subtle nose job?

  • A subtle rhinoplasty can be achieved with an ethnic rhinoplasty as it focuses on maintaining the nose structures like nasal bone, cartilage, and soft tissue in a natural position. This creates a natural contour of the nose which does not make it look artificial or surgically corrected.

Further Reading about Nose Surgery & Different Types of Noses

Medical References about Ethnic Rhinoplasty

About Dr Jeremy Hunt – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

dr jeremy hunt

Dr Jeremy Hunt is a plastic surgeon performing breast, body, face and nose surgery in Australia. He is a member of FRACS & ASPS and has over 20 years of experience providing plastic surgery in Sydney.

Dr Hunt’s personal, one-on-one service and attention to detail has ensured that thousands of women and men from the Sydney & Wollongong NSW area and across Australia have received high quality surgical care.

Dr Hunt’s qualifications and education

Dr Jeremy A Hunt MBBS FRACS graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine degree from Sydney University in 1990 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and member of ASPS – the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. He completed a Fellowship at the prestigious University of Texas in the United States, where he learnt from some of the world’s very best plastic surgeons.

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