Facial plast Surg 2003; 19(3): 239-246
DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-43159
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Considerations in Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Gilbert J. Nolst Trenité
  • Academic Medical Center of The University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Publication Date:
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.