What is an Ethnic Nose Job? – Features Of Non-Caucasian Nose

What is an Ethnic Nose Job? – Features Of Non-Caucasian Nose

How to Get an Ethnic Nose Job in Sydney

Ethnic rhinoplasty is the medical term applied to a nose job or rhinoplasty when performed for non-Caucasian noses. It reshapes the nose without compromising its unique ethnic features and characteristics. People from different ethnic backgrounds have distinctive nose shape details that set them apart and reflect their heritage. Many ethnic noses are different – wider, flatter or shorter than Caucasian noses. Non-Caucasian noses may also have thicker nose skin, a bulbous nose tip, and flaring nostrils.

An ethnic nose job or Ethnioc Rhinoplasty is the similar to a traditional rhinoplasty in the sense that it can help improve the shape of the nose and correct breathing problems. However, ethnic rhinoplasty is different from a traditional nose job in that it takes into consideration the distinct ethnic beauty standards and nasal anatomical differences of people of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, or Indian descent.

Dr Jeremy Hunt is a specialist plastic surgeon who performs ethic nose jobs in Sydney. He has spent years studying the unique cosmetic features of different ethnic noses and developed personalised surgical skills that allow him to refine each type of nose while preserving its distinctive ethnic appearance.

What is an Ethnic Nose and how is it different?

People of different ethnicities have different nose features. An ethnic nose is a nose that has unique anatomical structures different from a Caucasian nose. A person’s skin colour, hair texture, cultural expressions, and language can give away their ethnicity, but so can their nose.

Caucasians usually have tall and thin noses with:

  • A narrow nose bridge
  • A relatively high nasal bridge
  • A pointy nose tip
  • Thin nasal skin and soft tissue
  • Strong bone and cartilage inside the nose

On the other hand, people of non-Caucasian ethnicities may have:

  • A wider nose
  • Relatively low and flat nose bridge
  • Bulbous nasal tip
  • Thick nasal skin and soft tissue
  • Wide nostrils
  • Weak nose cartilage and bones

These ethnic nasal characteristics are also complemented by the other facial features that give you your distinctive ethnic look including your eyes, lips, cheeks, and chin. That’s why it can be very challenging to reshape a non-Caucasian nose while maintaining the natural facial harmony.

Dr Jeremy Hunt has in-depth knowledge of ethnic-specific nose features and years of experience in reshaping the nose of patients of different ethnicities. When Dr Hunt performs a nose job on an ethnic nose, he always strives to achieve two goals:

  • Make sure your nose looks as good as possible
  • Make sure your nose fits harmonious with the rest of your ethnic facial features

Rhinoplasty Dr Jeremy Hunt Before and After Image - rhino-front-35 Scaled

What Are the Features of Non-Caucasian Noses?

People descendent from the same ethnic group usually share common nose features that set them apart from different ethnicities.

1.     African Nose features

The typical features of an African nose include:

  • Thick nasal skin
  • Wide nasal ala or flared nostrils
  • Wide and low nasal bridge
  • Wide and bulbous nasal tip
  • More fatty tissue within the nose

Patients with African noses seeking rhinoplasty usually wish to narrow the nostrils, narrow the nose bridge, and refine the tip of the nose. An ethnic African rhinoplasty does just that. It can make your nostrils smaller and the whole nose pointier.

2.     Asian Nose features

Compared with Caucasian noses, Asian noses are usually shorter, wider, and less projected. Common Asian nose features include:

  • Low and flat nose bridge
  • Wide and rounded nose tip
  • Thick nose skin
  • An abundance of soft tissue in the nose
  • Wide nostrils
  • Thin septum
  • Weak nose cartilage

People with Asian nose characteristics seeking a nose job often want to increase the projection of the nose from the face and get rid of its flat appearance. They want the nose to be more prominent and the nostrils bigger. That’s why an Asian nose job might include cartilage grafting too.

3.     Middle Eastern Nose features

A Middle Eastern nose is a common facial feature among people descending from Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Qatar, and Jordan for example.

Several features make a Middle Eastern nose unique, such as:

  • A long droopy nose shape
  • A nasal hump
  • Droopy nose tip
  • Thick nasal skin
  • Crooked nose or a deviated septum

People looking to get a nose job for a Middle Eastern nose usually wish to straighten the nose, smooth the nose bridge, and improve the projection of the nose tip. A Middle Eastern nose job (e.g. Lebanese rhinoplasty) focuses on preserving ethnic nose features for people with Middle Eastern descent while dealing with common nose problems – namely, the overprojected nasal hump and a droopy tip.

4.     Hispanic or Latino Nose features

People of Spanish or Latin American origins usually share the following special nose features:

  • Thick nose skin
  • Broad and bulbous nose tip
  • A dorsal hump
  • Wide nostrils
  • Drooping nasal tips
  • Weaker nose cartilage

Patients with Hispanic or Latino nasal cosmetic features looking to get a rhinoplasty may desire to narrow the nostrils, remove a nose hump, and refine their nose tip.

5.     Indian Nose features

A typical Indian nose normally has the following cosmetic features:

  • High nose bridge
  • A broad nasal width
  • A nasal bump or hump
  • Drooping nose tip

People with Indian nose characteristics may want to improve the curvature of their nose, narrow the nose, and add definition to their nose tip.

What Is an Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

An ethnic rhinoplasty, or ethnic nose job, is a nose reshaping surgery that improves the size and shape of a nose with distinctive ethnic features. An ethnic nose reshaping surgery enhances the appearance of the nose while preserving its cultural identity. It allows people of Middle Eastern, Asian, Hispanic, African, or Indian origins to make their noses look better without changing their unique ethnic look.

Getting an aesthetic looking nose isn’t just about straightening the nose or making it smaller or bigger. It needs to fit in with the rest of your facial features such as your eyes, your lips, your cheeks, and the shape of your chin.

While performing nasal surgery for people of non-Caucasian descent, Dr Jeremy Hunt focuses on:

  • Supporting the weak nasal structures
  • Fixing the shape of the nose while protecting its ethnic identity
  • Correcting septal deviation and breathing problems

Dr Jeremy Hunt attentively considers all the cosmetic details of your face and how they all come together. He then meticulously plans your nose job to make sure your new nose will look balanced with the rest of your face.

What Are the Different Types Of Ethnic Nose Jobs?

There are different types of nose jobs that are designed to meet the aesthetic needs of people with non-Caucasian noses including:

  • African American rhinoplasty
  • Asian rhinoplasty
  • Middle Eastern rhinoplasty
  • Hispanic rhinoplasty
  • Indian rhinoplasty

1.     African nose job or African Rhinoplasty

An African rhinoplasty is a nose surgery done to alter noses with African characteristics.

While performing rhinoplasty on an African nose, Dr Hunt usually aims to:

  • Increase the height of a flat nose
  • Enhance the projection of the nose
  • Make the nostrils narrower
  • Sculpt the nose tip

By getting an African nose surgery, you’ll may have smaller nostrils, a higher nose bridge, and better tip projection.

2.     Asian nose job or Asian Rhinoplasty

Asian rhinoplasty is a nose job customized according to the distinct anatomy of Asian noses.

During an Asian nose reshaping surgery, Dr Hunt will work on:

  • Increasing the projection of the nose bridge
  • Narrowing the nose
  • Correcting nostril flaring
  • Supporting the nasal structures with cartilage grafts

Asian rhinoplasty can make your nose project further from your face, improve your nose profile, and get rid of your flatter nose appearance.

3.     Middle Eastern nose job or Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty

A Middle Eastern ethnic rhinoplasty is designed for patients of Lebanese, Middle Eastern, or Oriental descent. During a Middle Eastern ethnic nose job, Dr. Hunt can help:

  • Flatten a dorsal hump
  • Straighten the nose
  • Lift the nose tip upwards

A Middle Eastern rhino can make your nose look smaller, and smoother, and give you a more pointed nose tip.

4.     Hispanic nose job or Hispanic Rhinoplasty

Hispanic rhinoplasty is a nasal surgery specifically tailored for patients of Hispanic origins.

During Hispanic nose surgery, Dr Hunt uses special surgical techniques that allow him to:

  • Remove a nasal hump
  • Raise the nasal tip
  • Add height to the nose bridge
  • Narrow the bulbous nose tip

After a Hispanic rhino, patients can enjoy a smoother nose shape with a more refined nose tip.

5.     Indian nose job or Indian Rhinoplasty

Indian rhinoplasty is another type of ethnic nose surgery that specifically reshapes noses with typical Indian characteristics.

Dr Hunt customises an Indian nose surgery to:

  • Correct a nose hump
  • Fix a droopy nasal tip
  • Narrow the nose

Patients getting an Indian nose reshaping surgery can end up with a smoother nose profile, narrower nasal width, and a more defined nose tip.

In every type of ethnic nose reshaping surgery, Dr Jeremy Hunt uses unique surgical approaches that will suit your distinctive ethnic nasal features.

He makes sure you get optimal results without compromising your ethnic identity or making your nose look “too Caucasian”.

Ethnic Nose Job Recovery

After any type of nose surgery, you can expect some discomfort, bruising, and swelling. With that said, each nose job is different and each nose heals in its own time.

Your recovery after rhinoplasty will depend on several things, including:

  • Whether there was nasal bone breaking involved
  • The amount of bone and cartilage that was removed
  • Whether your nose needed cartilage grafts
  • Whether your plastic surgeon used a closed or open approach
  • Your body’s healing abilities

However, recovery from an ethnic nose job usually takes around 10 days, by that time you’ll probably be able to return to work, light exercising, and other regular activities. Your bruising and swelling will go down gradually over the first few months following your ethnic rhinoplasty. Three to six months after your rhinoplasty, your nose will remarkably improve and you can start noticing the final results.

The results of your surgery will improve over the first year following your nose reshaping surgery. In 12 months, you’ll be able to enjoy the final results of your nose job.

How Much Is an Ethnic Nose Job?

After your consultation with Dr Hunt, you will get a precise quote for your ethnic rhinoplasty. The cost for your ethnic nose job will be determined by the amount of work your nose needs, the surgical approach used, the medical equipment needed, the type of anaesthesia, and the hospital location where the surgery is performed.

Dr Hunt will customise the nose procedure to meet your unique aesthetic needs and expectations. After that, he will give you an estimate of how much your ethnic rhinoplasty will cost.

People with medical problems related to the nose that require corrective surgery, such as a deviated septum or nasal obstruction, may be eligible for a Medicare rebate.

For more information about prices visit Dr Hunt’s pricing page

FAQs about Ethnic Nose Job

How is ethnic rhinoplasty different from traditional rhinoplasty?

  • All nose reshaping surgeries share the same goals: make the nose look better, and make the nose function better. An ethnic nose job is the same as a regular nose job; it reshapes the nose and fixes any nasal obstruction or breathing problems. The difference is that a nose job done on an ethnic nose emphasises the unique ethnic features of the nose and reshapes it in a way that keeps it in balance with the rest of the facial characteristics.

What is Ethnic Tip Rhinoplasty?

  • Ethnic tip rhinoplasty is a nose job done on people of non-Caucasian descent. It’s designed to make a bulbous or wide nose tip (common in Asian, African American, and Hispanic noses) smaller and more pointed.

Are there surgeries to make your nose bigger?

  • Plastic surgery like Nose Surgery can be performed to make a flat or short nose bigger. Ethnic nose jobs commonly include cartilage grafts harvested from the ear, septum, or ribs to add height to the nose and reshape the nose tip.

Further Reading about Nose Surgery & Different Types of Nose Jobs

Medical References about an Ethnic Nose Job

About Dr Jeremy Hunt – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

dr jeremy hunt

Dr Jeremy Hunt is a specialist plastic surgeon and a member of FRACS & ASPS. He has over 20 years of experience providing plastic surgery in Sydney.

Careful, considerate and honest, Dr Jeremy Hunt works with you to find a solution that is optimal for your body and your lifestyle.

Dr Hunt’s personal, one-on-one service and attention to detail has given thousands of women and men from the Sydney & Wollongong NSW area and across Australia the aesthetic results they desire.

Dr Hunt’s qualifications and education

Dr Jeremy A Hunt MBBS FRACS graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine degree from Sydney University in 1990 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and member of ASPS – the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. He completed a Fellowship at the prestigious University of Texas in the United States, where he learnt from some of the world’s very best plastic surgeons.

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