Taliye Çakabay
Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic rhinoplasty is the rhinoplasty procedure, which is called rhinoplasty surgery, in accordance with the needs of people of different ethnic origins.

Each ethnic group is different in terms of physiological characteristics and operations try to preserve these features and provide a natural appearance.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty Features

The noses of different ethnic groups have different characteristics. Among them:

People of African descent: Weak or thin nasal cartilage, thick nasal skin, low nasal bridge, wide nostrils may be present.

People of Asian descent: Features such as flat nasal profile, slight nasal bridge, broad and weak nasal tip, enlarged nostrils can be found.

People of Korean descent: Features such as slight nose bridge, flat nasal profile, wide nasal tip, wide nostrils can be found.

Latino/Hispanic people: Features such as large nose bridge, wide straight nostrils, flat tips and bridges may be present.

People of Indian descent: Features such as rounded nose tip, wider nose structure, thicker nasal skin, downward sloping nose shape, nasal bridge bump or protrusion may be found.

People of Middle Eastern descent: Features such as a broad nasal profile, curved nasal bridge, bubbly or drooping nasal tip may be present.

Considerations Before and After Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Some important issues to consider before and after ethnic rhinoplasty are:

  • Prior to ethnic rhinoplasty, the patient should talk openly and honestly with their surgeon and clearly express their expectations.
  • After ethnic rhinoplasty, the patient should be carefully followed and the instructions given by the surgeon should be carefully followed.
  • After ethnic rhinoplasty, the patient may experience post-normal reactions such as pain and swelling, but these reactions are usually short-lived and transient.
  • After ethnic rhinoplasty, the patient should be careful not to impair nasal function and follow the instructions given by the surgeon.
Special Recommendations for After Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Edema: Swelling and bruises on the face after the operation will disappear in about 10-14 days.

Tampon: It will be removed by the doctor within 3-5 days after the operation.

Splint: It will be removed by the doctor within 5-7 days after the operation.

Stitch: The stitches used may dissolve and may not need to be removed.

Shower: In the first days, hairdresser method should be preferred for washing the hair. After the splint is removed, the face can be washed.

Face Cream Usage: After the splint is removed, cream can be used.

Use of Glasses: Light glasses can be used within one month after the operation. Heavy framed glasses should be waited for 6-7 weeks.

Sports Activities: It is recommended to gradually return to the previous sports order after the operation: After 4 weeks, it is possible to return to the previous sports order completely.

Sexual Life: Sexual life is not recommended in the first 4 weeks after the operation.

Alcohol Use: Alcohol use is not recommended within 2 weeks after the operation.

Conclusion: At the end of the first month, about 80% recovery occurs and full recovery is expected between 6-12 months.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty Fees

Ethnic rhinoplasty fees can vary depending on many factors. Factors such as the country where the procedure will be performed, the difficulty of the surgical intervention, the experience and reputation of the surgeon, the location of the hospital and extra costs affect the cost of ethnic rhinoplasty. In general, ethnic rhinoplasty costs vary. However, the exact amount of the fee can be determined according to the patient's needs, expectations and the surgeon's recommendations.