Considerations in Ethnic Rhinoplasty
23 October 2003 (online)
Although it is difficult to define specific ethnic groups as they are multiracial mixtures determined by historical, geographical, and cultural factors, we can define basically five non-Caucasian groups that commonly request rhinoplasty. The specific anatomy, surgical options, implant material, grafts, and possible complications are discussed. The importance of blending the "new" nose with the ethnic features to achieve harmony in the facial aesthetic components is emphasized.
Ethnic nose - rhinoplasty - non-Caucasian - augmentation - tip support - think skin - silicone - Medpor(r) - autogenous cartilage - keloid