The advances in facial plastic surgery, especially in rhinoplasty have allowed specialists like Dr. Geoffrey Keyes the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients who have a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Ethnic rhinoplasty, at our Los Angeles surgical center in Beverly Hills consists of several corrective nasal procedures, all of which can be tailored to your physical and aesthetic goals while maintaining your ethnic heritage and the features that make you unique. Every case we treat is one-of-a-kind and requires a customized treatment plan; however, patients of the same ethnicity often desire many of the same changes in the appearance of their nose. More than ever before, our team can better customize your treatment to your cosmetic objectives and physical needs without compromising identifying characteristics, including your ethnic traits.
Most commonly, African American patients desire a narrower alar base, more definition in the nasal tip, and in some cases, an alteration to the bridge of their nose. The lower, lateral, nasal cartilage is often soft and flexible. By adding structural support to the lower third of the nose, Dr. Keyes can help you achieve a more defined, prominent tip. Many African American men and woman desire a change in the base of their nose. You may feel your nostrils flare, your nasal tip looks too wide, or the bottom of your nose has too much flare. To reduce the overall size of the lower portion of the nose, Dr. Keyes uses a technique called alar base reduction, in which he lessens the size of the bottom of the nose to improve the unity, aesthetic, symmetry, and balance of your facial features.
In both men and women, Caucasian noses generally need reduction, nasal tip rotation, or projection. To help you achieve all of your cosmetic goals, our ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills uses video and computer imaging to help clarify and display the type of changes you are seeking. Because Caucasians come from diverse cultures and regions all around the world, Dr. Keyes studies the characteristics of persons from ethnic background prior to designing a treatment plan that is right for you.
Nasal characteristics of Hispanic patients generally include wide nostrils, wide and low nasal bridge, and a small nasal hump. In most cases, their skin is sebaceous and moderately thick, so Dr. Keyes takes the structural and anatomic elements of the entire face and nose into consideration when formulating and customizing your rhinoplasty surgical plan. The texture and thickness of the skin, bone structure, lip position, and shape of the face play an influential role in your surgical plan, because all of your facial features should look balanced and cohesive.
There is a wide range of characteristics that are unique to patients who have a Middle Eastern background. Most commonly, Dr. Keyes corrects Middle Eastern patient’s nasal structures when they are droopy or extremely large, or have a large hump or elongated bridge. By creating additional tip support, Dr. Keyes can reframe their nasal structure and redefine the contour of the nose. Our team always keeps in mind other cosmetic qualities of the face, when developing an ethnic rhinoplasty surgical plan at our Los Angeles practice in Beverly Hills.
Asian Rhinoplasty is a very common procedure for men and women of Asian background. Common characteristics of Asian patients include wider, flatter, and less angular noses, with rounded tips and less-defined bridges. Better definition in the bridge and nasal tip may be achieved through the use of the patient’s own septal cartilage as grafts. Dr. Keyes takes all of the factors of the face into consideration, along with the unique needs of each patient, to understand how to best balance and reconstruct the nose in the most natural and appropriate way.