What is a Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty?
People of Middle Eastern descent often share a number of characteristic features in their nasal structure that they may be interested in altering. Ethnic rhinoplasty is the term used to talk in general terms about rhinoplasty surgeries among a particular ethnic population. Of course, every individual and every surgery is unique and must be treated as such. However, it is possible to speak to the group as a whole as there are many areas in which most Middle Eastern rhinoplasties share.
The reduction of a dorsal hump is one of the most common changes requested by rhinoplasty patients and this is particularly true among Middle Eastern patients as, on the whole, they tend to have a fairly pronounced convex shape to the nose. This appearance can be enhanced by an accompanying drooping tip which is also fairly common within this ethnic group. Rhinoplasty surgery can reduce the bridge and lift and reshape the tip of the nose. These changes will also reduce the overall size, which is another common request.
In terms of structure, the skin of the nose tends to be thicker, and the nasal bridge can be particularly pronounced and bony. These are particulars that present specific challenges to the physician, so you should be sure to find a doctor who has worked on other noses like yours.
It is important to remember that the goal of ethnic rhinoplasty is not to make you look Caucasian. You should find a surgeon who you trust, and who listens to and understands your desires. They should be familiar with and experienced in operating on Middle Eastern noses. The goal of an ethnic rhinoplasty surgery should always be to highlight and enhance, rather than erase, your identity.
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