How do you avoid over Westernizing an ethnic nose?
This has to take place in the preoperative discussion between patient and doctor. Computer imaging can help but the patient needs to state clearly what they will accept in this regard. They also must be able to state how much of a tradeoff they will accept in getting less of the result they want in order to maintain their ethnicity. This question often comes up in deciding on nostril width. If there is any doubt it’s best to leave them wider and then take more out at a second procedure 6-9 months later. You can take more out if you want to but there is no putting back if its smaller then you want.