I recently came across the term Westernization Rhinoplasty. Can you explain what this is?
“Westernization” in this context was probably first used with cosmetic eyelid surgery for Asians. There are differences in Asian versus Caucasian eyelids with regards to the lid creases, and Asian patients would come to the Specialist in Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery requesing “western eyelids.”
In rhinoplasty, the term has the same meaning. It refers to someone requesting changes to their nose so that their nose has “Caucasian” features.
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