Facial plast Surg 2013; 29(03): 171-183
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1347008
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Structural Rhinoplasty in Latin American Patients

Roxana Cobo
1  Department of Otolaryngology, Centro Médico Imbanaco, Cali, Colombia
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Publication Date:
12 June 2013 (online)


Patients coming from Latin America are also known as mestizos or Hispanics. They are a combination of different ethnic groups where predominant facial features will vary depending on where the patient is coming from. A structural approach to the nose will be presented showing how techniques using sutures and grafts are used to reinforce and reconstruct existing structures achieving cosmetic long-term results. The surgical goal is to achieve a more defined looking nose that does not look overdone, is attractive, and retains ethnic characteristics.