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Please note online appointments can only be booked for our Wayne office at this time. Please call 267.627.6463 to schedule appointments with Dr. Ho in Center City (Philadelphia).

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Ethnic Rhinoplasty Nose Job in Philadelphia

Conveniently located to serve Philadelphia, Wayne, and the entire Main Line.

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What Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

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​Ethnic rhinoplasty is one type of cosmetic rhinoplasty designed to improve certain features of the nose in patients of non-Caucasian ethnicity including those of Asian, African, Hispanic, or Middle Eastern descent. Many patients seek our ethnic rhinoplasty to enhance the breathing function and shape of their nose and elegantly restore facial harmony that is consistent with their ethnicity.

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Ethnic Rhinoplasty: Before and After

This wonderful patient came to me for rhinoplasty consultation desiring improvement of the outer appearance of her nose. She underwent a primary rhinoplasty to take down her dorsal hump, refine her nasal tip, improve her nasal tip rotation, decrease the overall size of her nose, and decrease the size and flare of her nostrils. As shown in this video, she is healing beautifully eight months later, and we are so thrilled with her results. Given her thick nasal skin, she will continue to see increasing definition and enhanced results in her nose with time.

What is Dr. Ho’s Approach to Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

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As a double-board certified rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Tina Ho is highly trained and experienced in ethnic rhinoplasty and has performed surgery on patients of various ethnicities particularly those of Asian and African descent from all over Philadelphia and Wayne as well as greater parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. She dedicates the needed time and focus in consultation with each ethnic rhinoplasty candidate and utilizes morphing imaging to help set realistic expectations and realize each patient’s individual surgical goals. Dr. Ho is experienced in harvesting and utilizing ear and rib cartilage for those patients seeking augmentation including higher nasal bridge or increased nasal tip projection where septal cartilage alone may be insufficient for cartilage grafting. She believes using native cartilage over implants in the nose maximizes the potential for beautiful, natural results.

Am I an Ideal Candidate?

If you are of non-Caucasian descent, you might be a good candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty. You can undergo this type of nasal surgery if you want to reduce the appearance of bumps or ridges on your nose. Your nose must be fully developed to undergo this procedure, and you must be in good overall health.

What are common nasal issues that can be addressed with ethnic rhinoplasty?

Common nasal issues that can be improved or corrected with ethnic rhinoplasty include but are not limited to:

  • Crooked nose
  • Large nose
  • Nasal bridge hump (Dorsal hump)
  • Flat nasal bridge
  • Bulbous tip
  • Underprojected tip
  • Overprojected tip
  • Drooping nasal tip
  • Wide or flared nostrils
  • Ill-defined nose

Your Consultation

Your consultation for ethnic rhinoplasty will include a physical examination of your nose. Dr. Tina Ho will also discuss your medical history, including any underlying conditions that may affect healing and any medications that may need to be adjusted or discontinued. You should also inform Dr. Ho about your goals and expectations.

    The Ethnic Rhinoplasty Procedure

    An ethnic rhinoplasty surgery is carried out similarly to traditional rhinoplasty. However, it focuses more on reshaping the nose while preserving the aspects of it that relate to the patient’s cultural and ethnic features.

    Anesthesia will be administered before incisions are made. The techniques used will largely depend on the desired results and ethnicity of the patient. Specialized techniques are used to carry out the surgery. Finally, incisions are closed with sutures.


      Recovery Period

      After your ethnic rhinoplasty procedure, you may need several weeks of recovery time depending on the complexity of your surgery. Expect swelling and bruising for the first few weeks. If you feel any pain, you can take medications as directed to alleviate the discomfort.

      It may take up to 2 weeks to get back to normal activities, including strenuous activities.

        How much does ethnic rhinoplasty cost?

        Since it is a personalized procedure, the cost of ethnic rhinoplasty varies from patient to patient. The overall price will include the anesthetic administered, techniques used, and extent of work performed.

          What is Dr. Ho’s Approach to Rhinoplasty in Asian and Black Patients?

          Asian and Black PatientsAlthough Dr. Ho recognizes every rhinoplasty patient is unique based on their individual nasal anatomy and surgical goals, she has a global understanding of the commonalities shared by patients of certain ethnicities and applies this knowledge to her surgical approach. Many patients of Asian and African descent often desire ethnic rhinoplasty to improve any of the following issues: flat nasal bridge, underprojected tip, bulbous tip, and wide or flared nostrils. Furthermore, Asian and black rhinoplasty patients commonly possess thick nasal skin, which limits the extent of tip refinement that can be achieved and makes them prone to experiencing more prolonged nasal swelling in the recovery period, and are at higher risk of poor scarring including hypertrophic or hyperpigmented scars. Dr. Ho understands well the nuanced challenges to rhinoplasty in Asian and black patients and customizes her surgical technique accordingly including harvesting ear or rib cartilage for needed augmentation and carefully concealing her incisions to achieve the best results for each ethnic rhinoplasty patient.

          What is Dorsal Augmentation?

          ​Dorsal augmentation is one procedure within rhinoplasty that entails increasing the height of the nasal bridge (the dorsum). This can be achieved with native patient cartilage or an implant. Dorsal augmentation is commonly pursued by ethnic rhinoplasty candidates who feel they have a flat or wide nasal bridge, including those patients of Asian and African descent. Depending on how much augmentation is needed, Dr. Tina Ho utilizes septal or rib cartilage graft to create a dorsal onlay graft that is fit over the nasal bridge and underneath the skin.

          What is Alar Base Reduction?

          Alar base reduction or alarplasty is one type of rhinoplasty procedure that reduces the flare and/or width of the nostrils. This procedure is routinely desired by ethnic rhinoplasty patients including those of Asian, African, or Hispanic descent. The ideal width of the nasal base is typically equal to the horizontal distance between the eyes. Often additional external incisions need to be placed in the nostrils with excess nostril tissue removed or the nostrils brought in to bring about appropriate reduction in nostril size and flare. Dr. Ho is highly experienced in alar base reduction and will discuss with each rhinoplasty candidate whether they may benefit from this procedure. She strategically places her alar base reduction incisions and implements special suturing techniques to create very minimal, not easily detectable scars.


          Learn More During a Consultation

          Dr. Thuy-Van Tina Ho will be available to discuss ethnic rhinoplasty and the variety of other procedures we perform during a consultation. Set up an appointment for your consultation – contact our office today.
          Your Ethnic Rhinoplasty Nose Job in Philadelphia will be performed by Dr. Tina Ho in her surgery center in Philadelphia.