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Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Bulbous tip, wide nasal bridge, thick skin, all taken care of. Over 300 happy ethnic rhinoplasty patients a year.

What is ethnic rhinoplasty?

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a specialty field that has its own dedicated chapter in rhinoplasty textbooks. Ethnic rhinoplasty patients are mostly of African or Asian descent with different nasal features. There are also those who prefer this surgery in tropical regions.  

Mostly, the nasal bridge of these patients is low and wide, the tip of the nose is wide (bulbous), the nostrils are large, and the nasal skin is thick. The most critical issue in ethnic rhinoplasty is to design a nose that is compatible with the patient's face and meets their wishes without disrupting their ethnic characteristics.


Ethnic rhinoplasty in Istanbul

Ethnic rhinoplasty surgeries, which require different features for each ethnicity, require finer techniques and experience compared to other nose surgeries. 

If you are looking to get ethnic rhinoplasty in Istanbul, Turkey, Dr. Bora Ok is one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons with extensive expertise in this area. Dr. Ok has patients coming from over 50 countries, mainly the UK and the US, and performs 25-30 ethnic rhinoplasty procedures each month. 

He is an active member of The International Society of Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and Rhinoplasty Society of Europe (RSE) and regularly speaks at national and international plastic surgery conferences and gives presentations, especially on ethnic rhinoplasty.

African-American ethnic rhinoplasty in Turkey

Changes that patients with a flat nose and thick skin are looking for are usually different from those that Caucasian rhinoplasty patients want. Obviously, the results of rhinoplasty procedures cannot be expected to be standard because every individual has a different nose shape and size and a different skeletal structure. 

The main areas that are reshaped in ethnic rhinoplasty patients are below. 

Nasal Bridge: This is one of the areas our patients complain about the most. In some patients, this area is rather depressed and flat, accompanied by a large nose. In this case, the nasal bones that occupy a large space on the face are refined with incisions made on both sides. Depending on the patient, the nasal bridge is raised by providing support with extra cartilage tissue. 

Here's an important factor to consider, though: Raising the nasal bridge creates a more Caucasian appearance. This should be discussed with the patient beforehand. Although a higher nose bridge that fits well with the nasal tip satisfies some patients, others may not want this look. 

Nasal Tip: Most of our patients genetically have depressed noses with poor definition and no prominence on the edges. This appearance is caused by the anatomy of the cartilage and thick skin. 

To fix this, cartilage is harvested from the patient's nose, ear, or rib to strengthen the patient's own cartilage at the tip of the nose (cartilage graft nose job).

Some patients may have a shorter or deficient columella. In these patients, supporting the columella and elongating the septum creates a higher but proportional nose. 

Nasal Ala: Thick-skinned patients often have wide alae, accompanied by wide nostrils. A narrower bridge and tip are achieved by narrowing the alae of the nose and nostrils with incisions made in correlation with the inclination of the alae.

Closed approach to ethnic rhinoplasty 

While ethnic rhinoplasty can be done with the open or closed technique, Dr. Bora Ok almost exclusively prefers the closed method.

The closed technique in ethnic rhinoplasty creates a natural look that fits well with the rest of the facial features. It protects the natural ligaments and tissues of the nose without making any incisions on the columella.

The changes made in ethnic rhinoplasties often are augmenting the bridge, refining the tip of the nose, and reducing the alar base.


Who is a good candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty?

Patients who are dissatisfied with their small, depressed, or flat nose, whose nose is incompatible with their chin and forehead, and who complain about the size of their nostrils or bulbous tip may prefer this surgery.


What is the cost of ethnic rhinoplasty in Istanbul, Turkey?

If you are interested in getting an ethnic rhinoplasty in Istanbul, you probably want to find the best rhinoplasty surgeon in the area. Dr. Bora Ok has years of experience in rhinoplasty, especially ethnic rhinoplasty, and will be more than happy to sit down for a consultation with you. Please get in touch with us on Whatsapp +90 552 822 23 21 to schedule an appointment.  

You can find the answers to other frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty here.

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