Information About Ethnic Rhinoplasty Surgery in New York City with Dr. Andrew Jacono
Ethnic Rhinoplasty This Hispanic male patient of Dr. Andrew Jacono discusses his ethnic rhinoplasty procedure and the results.
What Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Each ethnicity has unique nasal characteristics. Therefore, people of all backgrounds want to tweak their noses without diminishing their ethnic heritage. In other words, everyone desires a pleasing-looking nasal profile that harmonizes with their facial features and exemplifies their best characteristics.
Like any rhinoplasty procedure, ethnic nose jobs reshape the nose by altering its underlying bone and cartilage structures. Changes may be subtle or dramatic depending on each patient’s needs and wants.
Common techniques used in Ethnic Rhinoplasty include augmentation (building up) of a flat nasal bridge, lengthening and refining a wide and short nasal tip, and narrowing the base of the nostrils. This is different than in Caucasian noses where rhinoplasty often removes cartilage and bone because the nose is too long, big, and over-projected.
Various techniques can be used to improve the appearance of African-American, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, and Asian noses while respecting and maintaining the patient’s ethnic heritage. To build up the nose in rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Jacono prefers to use your body’s natural cartilage instead of implants (such as silicone, Gore-Tex, or Medpore) as foreign substances have a tendency to become infected or are pushed out of the nose (extruded) over the years following surgery.
The most common ethnic rhinoplasty techniques include:
- Augmenting flat nasal bridges
- Refining wide or short nasal tips
- Narrowing nostril bases
Dr. Jacono is an expert in ethnic rhinoplasty and has innovated specialized techniques. There are characteristics specific to Asian, Hispanic, African American, and Middle Eastern noses that influence his surgical approaches.
Asian rhinoplasty patients tend to have:
- Lower nasal bridges
- Flatter nasal tips
- Wider frontal views
- Thicker skin and weaker cartilage support
Dr. Jacono regularly treats candidates who want to tweak these characteristics. For support to the nasal tip, he inserts cartilage grafts. To diminish the width of the nasal base, he makes small incisions around the nostrils and excises redundant tissue.
To elevate the nasal bridge, he places internal cartilage grafts. In some cases, he uses Medpore, Gortex, or other synthetic implants. However, he prefers to use cartilage from the body, as it heals better and looks more natural.
African American Rhinoplasty
African American rhinoplasty patients tend to have:
- Lower, flatter, and/or wider nasal bridges
- Wider nostrils
- Broader nasal tips that lack definition
To augment flatter nasal bridges, cartilage must be added. Dr. Jacono harvests cartilage grafts either from the nasal septum or from the ribs. In cases where patients do not want cartilage grafting, Dr. Jacono uses implants made of Medpor, GoreTex, or other materials.
To reduce the width of the nasal bridge, Dr. Jacono surgically narrows the nasal bones. For those who do not want to undergo an invasive procedure, Dr. Jacono refines the bridge with injectable fillers like Restylane.
To increase nasal tip and nostril support, Dr. Jacono uses grafts. He also performs a procedure called alar base reduction.
A small incision is made on the part of the nostril that connects to the cheek. Skin and tissue are then removed. The incisions heal seamlessly with fine sutures.
Hispanic rhinoplasty patients tend to have:
- Flatter nasal bridges
- Wider nostrils
- Dorsal humps
- Droopier, more bulbous nasal tips
- Thicker nasal skin
To treat these issues, Dr. Jacono often lifts the nasal tip by adding cartilage. He also reduces nostril size by making small incisions within the nose and removing skin tissue. Sometimes, if the nasal tip is flat or droopy, Dr. Jacono uses nasal tip grafts with cartilage from the nasal septum. Lastly, to smooth the nasal bridge, Dr. Jacono uses fine micro-instruments to file down bone and cartilage.
Why Choose Dr. Jacono?
Dr. Jacono is a dual board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He has expertise in ethnic rhinoplasty, offering some of the best, most comprehensive results in the world.
To see if you are a candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty with Dr. Jacono, please contact our offices in Manhattan or on Long Island.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos
Ethnic Rhinoplasty – Patient 1:
This young Hispanic woman was unhappy with several aspects of her nose. She felt that the nostril base was too wide and she did not like the visible hump on her nasal bridge. To address her concerns, Dr. Jacono performed an open rhinoplasty procedure with an alarplasty (alar base reduction) to reduce the width of her nasal bridge, nostrils, and nasal tip.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty – Patient 2:
This young Indian woman did not like the very visible hump on her nasal bridge. She also was unhappy with how her nasal tip was turned down and drooping. Dr. Jacono performed a rhinoplasty procedure on this young woman to address her concerns. You can see that her dorsal hump is no longer visible and looks very smooth and her nasal tip looks naturtally lifted.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty – Patient 3:
This Hispanic man underwent cartilage grafting to build up his flat nasal bridge, tip reshaping, and a nostril reduction surgery called an alar base reduction. The result is a refined and aesthetically balanced nose.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty – Patient 4:
This African American Female underwent a narrowing of her nasal bridge and nostril reduction called an alar base reduction. The results is a nose that is softer and more refined but maintains her ethnicity.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty – Patient 5:
This African American Female underwent a narrowing of her nasal bridge, tip refinement with cartilage tip grafting, and nostril reduction called an alar base reduction. The results is a nose that is softer and more refined but maintains her ethnicity.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty – Patient 6:
This young Asian male patient came to Dr. Jacono to reduce the width of his nostrils. Dr. Jacono performed a rhinoplasty procedure and an alar base reduction to correct these issues. You can see in his after photos that the width at the base of his nose is now narrower and compliments the rest of his facial proportions.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty – Patient 7:
This Asian Female underwent a narrowing of her nasal bridge, tip refinement with cartilage tip grafting, and nostril reduction called an alar base reduction.