Anatomical characteristics of an Asian nose are similar to an African American nose and the same features can also be found in caucasian noses. The same surgical methods are applied. The choice of method is dictated by the anatomical findings and not ethnicity. It is also influenced by the patient’s aesthetic preferences.
A high level of specialization in rhinoplasty is essential for the surgeon to have practical knowledge of a wide rage of surgical techniques in order to create a suitable outcome for each individual, regardless of anatomical challenges and ethnic origin.
Surgical access, whether the open or closed method, is not dictated by ethnicity. It depends on the patients anatomy, the presence of scarring from previous surgery, and a surgeon’s experience. Every rhinoplasty surgeon must be skilled in both surgical approaches, which should be used according to the patient’s need and not according to the surgeon’s preference.Back