September 10th, 2013
The techniques used to perform rhinoplasty on Middle Eastern patients often differ from those used on other patients.
Many Middle Eastern noses have a droopy nasal tip that can make the nose appear elongated. This is because Middle Eastern patients often have insufficient cartilage support in the tip. As a result, Middle Eastern nose jobs often focus on lifting the nasal tip.
It is also common for a Middle Eastern nose to have a high dorsum or hump. If so, the rhinoplasty techniques used may focus on reducing the bridge.
In some cases the rhinoplasty surgeon may narrow the nostrils.
The thickness of the nasal skin is also an important factor in determining which techniques to perform on Middle Eastern Patients.
Dr. Rizk assesses each patient to determine what role each of these anatomical features plays in the overall aesthetic harmony of the facial features. Ultimately, he will want to alter the nose as needed to sharpen the patient’s features in such a way that it preserves the patient’s unique ethnic characteristics.