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What is ethnic rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, improves the shape and size of the nose and can drastically enhance a patient’s already attractive facial features. Each patient has distinct characteristics that vary depending on ethnicity. Some examples include:

  • Nostril size and shape
  • Nasal width
  • Skin thickness and elasticity
  • Cartilage strength and thickness
  • Bridge height

Unfortunately, for most of plastic surgery’s history, surgeons performed the procedure to make the nose more closely resemble that of a Caucasian person. This meant patients of other ethnicities risked sacrificing the aesthetics of their unique heritage if they wanted to improve other aspects of their nasal appearance.

When performed incorrectly, rhinoplasty can produce results that are disproportionate in the following ways:

  • Overly upturned
  • Pinched
  • Vertically shortened
  • “Scooped”
  • Too small for the surrounding facial features

Discerning plastic surgeons like Dr. Weber understand that every patient deserves a personalized approach that respects and celebrates their identity. Ethnic rhinoplasty uses surgical planning and techniques to avoid templated, standard-issue results while addressing cosmetic flaws. Dr. Weber will perform photo simulations to visually demonstrate the intended outcome for your surgery.

Am I a good candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty?

If you are unhappy with your nose but do not want to lose your defining features, and are in good health overall, schedule a visit at Dr. Weber’s Denver office and find out if ethnic rhinoplasty is right for you. During your consultation, Dr. Weber will note your aesthetic goals and concerns to determine whether ethnic rhinoplasty can accomplish what you desire.

To best preserve your ethnic features while meeting your surgical goals, Dr. Weber will consider the following:

  • What specific parts of your nose are bothersome to you
  • Whether he can change those parts without unnatural or homogenous results
  • How best to give you a naturally beautiful, “ethnically appropriate” nose you’ll be happy with

Once Dr. Weber has determined that you are a good candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty, he will perform a physical evaluation and explain the procedure in detail, so you fully understand your options for improvement.

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What are the benefits of ethnic rhinoplasty?

When you’ve determined that ethnic rhinoplasty is right for you, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

  • Minimally invasive surgical approach
  • Improved self-confidence
  • A more proportionate nose
  • Enhanced facial balance
  • Improved breathing and nasal function
  • Preservation of unique cultural identity and features
  • A more youthful facial appearance

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Dr. Weber is extremely good at explaining the procedure in layman's terms and gives careful instructions for caring for your nose after the procedure! He makes himself available at anytime to answer any questions and has been helpful in the recovery process. I feel I've healed 10x quicker! I am so pleased to have Dr. Weber do my surgery!

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What does an ethnic rhinoplasty procedure with Dr. Weber entail?

The first step is to make you as comfortable as possible with anesthesia provided by a board-certified Anesthesiologist. Once you’re comfortably asleep, one of the following surgical approaches accesses the nasal structures:

The “open” or external approach

A tiny external incision is made between the nostrils on the underside of the nose. Two other incisions are made on the inside of the nose to allow exposure and modification of the nasal structure.

The “closed” or endonasal approach

Tiny incisions are made only on the inside of the nostrils through which Dr. Weber reshapes nasal bone and cartilage. The closed technique results in a shorter recovery but is not appropriate for all patients. Dr. Weber will determine during your consultation which approach has the best chance of achieving your goals.

Dissolving sutures that do not require removal are used to close the majority of your incisions carefully. Packing is never placed inside the nose; a flexible nasal splint is placed over the new nose to hold it in place and minimize swelling. Once the splint is secured using delicate tape, the procedure is complete. A typical ethnic rhinoplasty procedure performed by Dr. Weber requires approximately 90-120 minutes.

Why choose Dr. Weber for ethnic rhinoplasty in Denver?

Among the best cosmetic surgeons in the country, Dr. Stephen Weber is a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon in Denver, CO, who excels in rhinoplasty procedures. Thanks to his artistic sensibility and refined skill, Dr. Weber is known by patients and peers as delivering among the best rhinoplasty Denver can claim.

While these procedures enhance, rejuvenate, and reshape the face, the goals of surgery must create a natural, beautiful facial appearance. Dr. Weber’s plans for your ethnic rhinoplasty are to provide outstanding results, not surgical ones.

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