Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) is the most commonly performed facial procedure in plastic surgery. Recent statistics indicate that more than twenty percent of those procedures are performed on ethnic minorities. With ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Banthia endeavors to enhance the appearance of the patient’s nose without erasing specific ethnic facial traits. While every nose surgery requires both technical and artistic skills, working with ethnicities goes a step further as the doctor must also respect and maintain the patient’s heritage. Contact Murrieta Facial Plastic Surgery today for a consultation regarding Caucasian nose surgery.

How is nose surgery performed on a Caucasian patient?

The goals of nose surgery for Caucasians are the same as other patients — to improve the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhance facial harmony, and boost your self-confidence. It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural issues of the nose. Surgical incisions are carefully hidden inside the nose or across the columella (which separates the nostrils). Through the incision, the soft tissues that cover the nose are gently raised, allowing Dr. Banthia to reshape the nose’s structure.

What benefits can a Caucasian expect from nose surgery?

While it is impractical, and somewhat culturally insensitive, to try to characterize the features of a given ethnic group, several nasal and facial similarities are commonly associated with Caucasian people. Many Caucasians have a bump on the bridge of the nose, feel that their nose is too prominent, and are unhappy with the tip of the nose. Often Dr. Banthia opts to smooth out the nose bridge, reshape the overall presentation to make the nose less prominent, and refine the tip of the nose.

As a Caucasian, am I a good candidate for nose surgery?

The criteria for rhinoplasty are the same for all patients. The procedure may be performed any time after facial growth has been completed (generally age 16-17). You are a good candidate for nose surgery if:
• You are physically healthy and a non-smoker
• You have specific, but realistic goals in mind for the procedure

Caucasian rhinoplasty requires a high degree of understanding and care for a new nose to look natural and remain compatible with the patient’s face. Dr. Banthia recognizes the intricacies of ethnic identity and can improve the appearance of your nose while maintaining Caucasian facial traits. Call Murrieta Facial Plastic Surgery at (951) 227-7772 today for an initial consultation and specific information about what nose surgery can do for you.