Different ethnicities are often genetically predisposed to have noses of a certain size or shape. Since the nose is such a defining feature, this can be a source of ethnic pride for some, while others wish their noses were less defining. For example, people of Asian descent often have smaller and more depressed noses. In contrast, people of African descent often have noses that flare and display a bulbous tip. Of course, mixes between ethnicities can produce noses of every conceivable shape and size.
Whatever type or shape of nose you have from your own personal genetics, your reasons for being unhappy with it are perfectly valid. This is why Dr. Eric Cerrati offers Asian or ethnic rhinoplasty as a cosmetic option for residents in and around his offices in South Jordan and Salt Lake City. There are many ways to change the appearance of the human nose, and even slight changes can have an enormous impact on your appearance.
Ethnic Nose Job Surgery
A common complaint of many who desire ethnic nose job surgery is that their nose is overly ethnic, meaning it looks “too Asian” or “too African” or “too whatever.” Flat nose bridges can be enhanced and raised, flaring nostrils can be tapered, nose tips can be altered in a number of ways and more refinements are available. Dr. Cerrati will consult with you at length to design the shape and size you desire for your nose post-surgery.
The main concern with ethnic rhinoplasty is making sure the cosmetic changes still fit your facial features. It is impossible, and totally impractical, to create a Caucasian nose on an Asian face. The changes you desire to your nose must also be balanced with your other facial features for overall symmetry and beauty.
Dr. Cerrati is a double board certified and fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has the experience and skills necessary to perform Asian/ethnic nose surgeries. He will help you design and enjoy an outcome that will be pleasing and functional. Contact either of his two Utah offices today to schedule an ethnic rhinoplasty consultation.