When you are Native American, Hispanic, or African American, you have nose that is distinctly part of your racial ancestry. It is something to be proud of, not hide. However, if you feel you still need rhinoplasty, just a little bit, there is a new trend that can help. It is called "racial rhinoplasty," and it helps distinct noses of various races to stay as they are but sculpt them to be just a little better. Here is how that works.
Opening Airways for African Americans
The very broad bridges and flattened nasal passages of some African American noses sometimes come with airway breathing problems. If this describes your situation, and you want rhinoplasty to breathe easier, the plastic surgeon can open up the nasal passages a little and create a less flat nasal bridge. The effect is subtle, but it is enough to resolve your breathing issues. You still look like yourself, but your nose functions better.
Sculpting Noses for Native Americans
Many Native Americans, especially men, have somewhat bulbous noses. Covering these naturally enlarged noses is skin that has very large pores. If this describes your reason for wanting rhinoplasty, you could have your nose reduced without drastically altering its natural appearance. The plastic surgeon can gently sculpt the end of your nose so that it is smaller, and fits your face perfectly. As for the enlarged pores, the surgeon can transplant smoother skin with smaller pores over the end of your nose, or you can see a dermatologist to discuss medicines and creams to shrink your pores.
Reshaping for Hispanic Noses
Hispanic often refers to Spanish-speaking persons of Central and South American descent. This broad term covers anyone from Mexico to Cuba to Argentina. Because the native peoples here mixed with Spanish conquistadors and other invading Europeans, noses are very different in appearance across the spectrum of Hispanic countries and cultures. If you do not think your nose looks "Hispanic" enough, or you think your nose looks too European, you can describe your perfect Hispanic nose to the surgeon. He or she will then help you sculpt a nose that seems to fit your heritage and ethnicity better. At the very least, it will fit better with your own views of your own culture.
If there was any racial mixing in your family tree, it may be obvious in your nose. Some Caucasian people do not seem to mind having a nose that reminds them of their Native American ancestors, or that they had one African American ancestor in the family tree. Others may be bothered by the fact that they do not "look white," and want a nose that is more in line with their ideas of their mostly Caucasian heritage.
For more information, you will want to contact a company such as William M. Parell, MD, PSC.