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Ethnic Rhinoplasty

While the goal of any plastic surgery procedure is to enhance or correct an individual’s appearance, while preserving their unique characteristics, this is even more important when it comes to ethnic rhinoplasty. Also referred to as nose reshaping, a “nose job,” or nasal surgery, rhinoplasty is a complex process of reconstruction of the bone and cartilage of the nose. Thus, it requires utmost precision and skill, as well as a deep understanding of various ethnicities and their structural differences and skin types. Dr. Evan Ransom of Rhinoplasty San Francisco is a double board certified head and neck surgeon, as well as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with advanced training and education. (more…)

Asian Rhinoplasty

Asian rhinoplasty procedures address specific issues that are commonly encountered with people with an Asian background. The specific approach that is used depends on the specific goal of each patient. For Asian patients, it is most common for patients to address:

  • Flat Bridge
  • Flat Tip
  • Wide or Flared Nostrils
  • Bulbous or Poorly Defined Tip
  • Droopy or Down-turned Profile

According to the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health “There has been a tremendous growth of cosmetic surgery among Asians worldwide.” They also state that rhinoplasty is second only to blepharoplasty in terms of popularity among Asians. The delicate balance that comes with this procedure when trying to maintain the essential features of Asian ethnicity and the desired improvements and changes desired by each patient. (more…)