What exactly is the goal of ethnic rhinoplasty vs. the goal of rhinoplasty on a white middle-aged male such as me?
Standards of beauty and appearance differ throughout the world and in every culture. In the US until 1990 or so these primarily were those that might apply to Caucasian males and females of Northern European descent. As our country and the world has become more multi cultural we have learned to recognize and appreciate these differences. The term “ethnic rhinoplasty” usually refers to patients of afro American, Latin, Middle Eastern, Indian or Asian heritage who wish to see refinement of their appearance without loss of the specific features which define their own racial heritage. A different approach and understanding by the surgeon is necessary to achieve this.