Before & After
What Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Ethnic Rhinoplasty: Before and After
What is Dr. Ho’s Approach to Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
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 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.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
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?
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?
Dr. Ho is an incredibly competent, compassionate, and professional physician. I was an out-of-town patient and she was very accommodating to my schedule as I had to fly back for follow-up appointments. She ensured that all my questions were answered and I always received an extremely high standard of care. The actual procedure went very well. I had a rhinoplasty and was nervous about making too drastic of a change to my face. Dr. Ho exceeded my expectations and gave me a nose that felt like mine but was in greater harmony with the rest of my features. My scars are barely noticeable 6 months out and I breathe so much better. I highly recommend Dr. Ho to any patient, especially african-american patients like myself.
Dr. Ho is an amazing provider, surgeon, injector and teacher! She is very thorough when explaining what is going to happen during your treatment. And takes her time to ensure your perfect results! She is the best! I highly recommend anyone to book with her!
– Kelly Moore
Not only does Dr. Ho have incredible bedside manner, she is an exceptional doctor. She is smart and caring. She took amazing care of me when I had a minor complication (not of her doing) following surgery. I was so scared and frustrated. She handled the matter impeccably. It is hard to find a plastic surgeon who genuinely cares. Look no further than Dr. Thuy-Van Tina Ho.