Hispanic Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills | Los Angeles
Although everyone has the same facial features, the ways in which those features harmonize across the face as a whole gives each of us our distinct appearance. Yet is it a fact that there are certain genetic characteristics that individuals from similar ethnic or racial backgrounds tend to share. For instance, individuals from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Iberian
Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) share some common nasal characteristics, such as thick nasal skin with abundant fibrofatty tissue, a broad nasal tip, and/or a high hump on the bridge of the nose. Individuals of Hispanic descent who are unhappy with their facial appearance or profile, or who experience breathing problems, usually seek to correct one or more of these features, but without compromising their overall Hispanic appearance.
A rhinoplasty that enhances a balanced profile and improves upon your natural beauty is very difficult to achieve successfully, especially for patients who seek subtle changes that seamless blend with their distinctive ethnic heritage. Dr. Gary Motykie of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles is a world-renown Board Certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing rhinoplasty on patients from every part of the world. He prides himself on developing customized surgical plans for every individual that naturally blend the reshaped nose with the entire face, and give each and every patient the balanced profile and the harmonized features that they seek.
Unique Issues Relating to a Hispanic or Latin Rhinoplasty
The combination of thick skin and weak tip cartilage, as is common with many Hispanics, can present a complication for an inexperienced surgeon or one who applies a “cookie-cutter approach” to every rhinoplasty. Because of the thicker skin, the existing cartilage at the tip of the nose must be reinforced and in many cases, it will be necessary to graft cartilage from the patient’s ear, rib, or septum onto the existing cartilage. This will ensure that the new framework has the long-term strength to support the skin. When reshaping the new cartilage at the tip, the goal is to make the nasal tip less wide and round, but not narrow it down so aggressively that the integrity of the Hispanic face is compromised.
A high dorsal hump and a wide, flared nasal base are also features common among individuals of Hispanic descent. In most cases, a high dorsal hump is composed of bone, but in some cases, it is composed of both bone and prominent cartilage, which extends along the length of the bridge. The goal is to remove excessive bone and cartilage to smooth out the hump. To narrow flared nostrils, the surgeon will often remove excess soft tissue from the external border of the nostril base or a segment of tissue at the bottom border of the nostril. Once the edges are sutured back together closer to the midline of the nose, the nostrils appear narrower and less flared. However, all changes to both the dorsal hump and the nasal base must be very subtle in order to blend seamless together and maintain harmony with other parts of the nose and the surrounding features of the face.
Contact Dr. Gary Motykie
Dr. Gary Motykie of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles is a Board Certified plastic surgeon known around the world as an expert in rhinoplasty for patients of every background and ethnicity. He has the experience, sophistication, and artistic talent to ensure that every patient, regardless of genetic make-up or cultural background, leaves his office extremely happy with his or her “new look”. He prides himself on holding frequent and regular communication with every patient and treating each one as a unique individual with unique aesthetic ideals. He will take the time to understand your goals and your concerns, and will work together with you to develop an individualized surgical plan that will enhance your natural beauty. If you are of Hispanic descent and are interested in improving the balance of your profile in a way that perfectly blends your distinctive ethnic features, contact Dr. Motykie for additional information. We look forward to speaking with you and scheduling your consultation today!