The shape of the nose within individuals of Hispanic or Latino decent varies depending on their heritage. Like most ethnic groups, there are specific traits, but they vary immensely from person to person. Hispanic rhinoplasty address concerns with the nose shape while retaining the ethnicity to achieve beautiful results. At Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we offer Latino nose job surgery at our facility in Irving, TX.
All rhinoplasty procedures should be designed to match the ethnicity of the patient. However, not every plastic surgeon specializes in ethnic rhinoplasty techniques. Dr. Stefan Shuaib has extensive experience performing all types of rhinoplasties, and he understands the different techniques required to achieve natural, beautiful results for his patients of all nationalities.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Methods
With Hispanic or Latino patients, Dr. Shuaib will perform a thorough exam and discuss the best options for addressing the specific concerns of the patient. While some Latinos have a taller or larger nose that resembles a Caucasian nose, others have shorter noses with thicker skin. The different Latino nose types require altered methods to achieve a balanced nose appearance.
Reshaping a Hispanic nose may require adding cartilage grafts to support a weak nasal tip, or it could require cartilage to be removed to reduce the width of the alar base or nostrils. Each procedure is tailored to the patient and their desired shape. Understanding the differences in the nasal bone, skin and cartilage of the Latino nose is vital to create the desired outcome for a balanced, ethnic nose appearance.
Quicker Latino Nose Job Recovery
The advanced techniques Dr. Shuaib uses can create a beautiful nose that enhances the eyes and balance of the Latino face. Along with achieving natural, stunning aesthetic outcomes, he also uses methods to reduce the discomfort for patients after their surgery. His surgical techniques can reduce bruising, and his patients often have quicker recoveries, No nasal packing is used, which can make the recovery process more comfortable for his patients.
If you want to change the shape of your Latino nose, contact our team at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Irving, TX, to book your visit to our facility. We can schedule a Hispanic rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Stefan Shuaib to discuss your procedure.
- How is rhinoplasty performed?
Rhinoplasty involves changing the shape of the nose. Grafts are utilized to achieve desired changes. Grafts help shape the nose and hold it in place to not deteriorate over time. Grafts are taken frequently from the septum. Occasionally grafts are taken from the ear or the temporal region. For revision rhinoplasty or for significant bridge augmentation, rib grafts are needed.
Occasionally Allograft is utilized as a graft. This is a donor rib cartilage that has been processed to be used in surgery. There is no rejection risk for the allograft, it alleviates the need to harvest cartilage from a secondary site, and it can shorten the duration of the surgery.
My rhinoplasties are mainly performed “open”. What that means is that there will be a small three mm incision over the columella. This incision heals extremely well and is almost invisible 3-6 months after the surgery. If there is a nostril reduction or “alar base reduction” planned, there will be additional incisions on the outside of the nostrils. These incisions are hidden in a natural skin fold and heal very well.
- Will there be bruising?
There may be mild bruising which resolves after 7-10 days. Easily concealed with light make up.
- Will there be a lot of pain?
Typically pain is mild to moderate. Vast majority of patients do not require pain medicine 2 days after the operation.