Ethnic Rhinoplasty - Dr. Morin


Dr. Morin works hard to make sure that
each patient he treats is completely
satisfied with the way their new nose
fits in with the rest of their facial features.

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The main difference between an ethnic rhinoplasty and a "Caucasian rhinoplasty" is that an ethnic rhinoplasty focuses on nasal characteristics that are unique to certain ethnicities. The term ethnic rhinoplasty, therefore, is just a way of denoting that your surgery will be designed to address these unique characteristics. A Caucasian rhinoplasty, meanwhile, typically serves the interest of those a European descent.

No two patients have the exact same facial framework, Still, it is true that your race can directly affect the look of your nasal tip, can make you prone to developing a hump or bump, and can even have a determining factor in the size and width of your nasal base. Dr. Morin understands that each culture has distinct characteristics as well as unique ideas of beauty. These standards guide him in shaping your new nose so that the results of your ethnic rhinoplasty can be as natural as possible while keeping your individual and cultural preferences as the priority of the surgery.

Rhinoplasty By Ethnicity

Your Ethnic Rhinoplasty

The most common categories of the ethnic rhinoplasty, each of which Dr. Morin has particular experience working with, are Asian, African American, and Middle Eastern nose jobs. Each of these cultures has unique characteristics, and thereby, require unique attention by a knowledgeable surgeon like Dr. Morin. Below is a simple breakdown of some of the distinguishing features that are typical of patients of the different ethnic rhinoplasties:

Asian Rhinoplasty African American Rhinoplasty Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty
  • A broad and/or flat nasal bridge
  • A nasal tip that lacks definition projection or support
  • Thick nasal skin
  • A relatively wide nasal bridge
  • A short, wide nasal tip
  • Wide Nostrils
  • Thick nasal skin
  • A distinct hump or bump that creates the appearance of nasal misalignment
  • A bulbous nasal tip
  • Thick nasal skin

A dominating nose can take away attention from the rest of your face. Your ethnic rhinoplasty has the potential to open up the rest of your face, brightening your eyes while creating a sense of harmony and symmetry. Depending on what specific techniques he must use to shape and direct your new nose, Dr. Morin will customize your ethnic rhinoplasty to improve your overall appearance in line with your racial background.

What Risks are Associated with Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

When it comes to your ethnic rhinoplasty surgery in NJ, Dr. Morin focuses on the unique features related to your ethnicity. With ethnic rhinoplasty, some additional challenges and risks may result from the procedure. These can include the following:

  • Scarring of the nose
  • Excessive swelling
  • Infections
  • Prolonged bleeding from the site of surgery
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Septal perforation
  • Potential uneven results (if post-op instructions are not followed by the patient)
  • Mismatched pigment
  • Increased chance of needing revision rhinoplasty due to thicker skin