I am Persian and interested in rhinoplasty. However, I want a result that fits my face and culture. Do you perform ethnic rhinoplasty?
Yes. This is an interesting question as this was a significant topic of discussion at our American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Advances in Rhinoplasty meeting in Seattle this year. I perform many rhinoplasty procedures on Middle Eastern, Persian, Armenian and Hispanic patients. We perform maneuvers in surgery to provide a natural result while maintaining one’s ethnicity and culture. The reason this topic is a fascination is because we are seeing blends of ethnicities, facial appearances and concepts of beauty that reflect this multiracial trend.