Facial Plast Surg 2019; 35(04): 313-321
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693034
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Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Roxana Cobo
1  Department of Otolaryngology, Centro Médico Imbanaco, Cali, Colombia
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Publication Date:
30 August 2019 (online)


Ethnic rhinoplasty traditionally has been used to define this surgical procedure performed on non-Caucasian patients. Because of globalization, massive migrations, and interracial mixing, ethnic patients today are considered mixed race patients. Surgical techniques should be based not on what ethnic group they belong to but on anatomical findings and patients' needs and wishes. Preservation techniques are presented and structural approaches are discussed using sutures and grafts. The final objectives of rhinoplasty are better definition, more refined appearance, and compliance with patients' aesthetic ideals while preserving function.