Is it possible to perform rhinoplasty on a patient of ethnicity to improve the appearance of the nose but still maintain some of the ethnic characteristics?

Yes, it is possible to perform rhinoplasty while maintaining ethnicity. For example, a Middle Eastern female patient with a bump along the bridge of her nose and a wide, bulbous nasal tip may request refinement of the bridge and tip of her nose and a strong desire to avoid an overdone or “operated” appearance. She may prefer a more subtle result. This is a common request of our patients and is something that is achievable so that the ethnic patient has a nose that fits their facial features, blends in with the face, and does not stand out as an overly done “operated” nose.