Accentuate Your Natural Beauty With Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Houston

If you’re not happy with the aesthetics of your nose, rhinoplasty surgery can be an excellent option to improve its shape, size, and proportions. However, one common issue with traditional rhinoplasty is that its adjustments don’t take the patient’s ethnic identity into account. As a result, people sometimes lose the physical characteristics that represent their heritage. Because of this, Dr. Angela Sturm offers a specialized procedure called ethnic rhinoplasty in Houston, which is designed to enhance the appearance of the nose without sacrificing the ethnic identity of the individual.

What Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to improve the aesthetics of the nose while factoring the patient’s ethnic identity into the changes being made. Unlike traditional rhinoplasty, which is generally modeled around the features and aesthetic preferences of a Caucasian person, ethnic rhinoplasty focuses on preserving and enhancing the heritage of the non-Caucasian patient. Dr. Sturm is an expert in facial plastic surgery who specializes in rhinoplasty procedures, and throughout her career, she has refined her ethnic rhinoplasty technique. She is able to significantly improve the nasal shape and proportions without minimizing or eliminating the patient’s ethnic features.

Dr. Sturm specializes primarily in two specific types of ethnic rhinoplasty:

African-American Rhinoplasty

Because African-Americans are a very diverse ethnic group, African-American rhinoplasty can be a complex procedure requiring expertise and attention to detail. Although African-Americans can possess a wide range of nasal characteristics, African-American rhinoplasty is most frequently performed to correct several specific cosmetic issues, including the following:

  • Wide nasal tip
  • Wide nostrils
  • Wide and/or low nasal bridge

These issues can often disrupt the patient’s facial proportions. However, traditional rhinoplasty can potentially overcorrect these issues to create a nose that’s too narrow or small for the individual’s face. With ethnic rhinoplasty in Houston, Dr. Sturm will instead keep the adjustments natural to preserve the patient’s African-American heritage while enhancing their facial aesthetics and harmony.

Hispanic Rhinoplasty

With Hispanic rhinoplasty, the key is recognizing that people tend to have different nasal features depending on which Latin American country they originate from. In most cases, Hispanic noses tend to have thicker skin than Caucasian noses with broader nasal tips. Some of the aesthetic issues that Hispanic patients are most often looking to correct with ethnic rhinoplasty include the following:

  • Wide nostrils
  • Weak nasal tip cartilage
  • Wide nasal bridge
  • Pronounced bump on the nasal bridge
  • Bulbous nasal tip

To perform a successful Hispanic rhinoplasty, Dr. Sturm will often make subtle adjustments to the nasal tip and/or subtly narrow the base of the nose. However, these changes need to carefully refine the structure of the nose without being overly dramatic. They also need to take into account the patient’s country of origin as well as the thickness and oiliness of the skin.

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Benefits of Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a highly precise procedure that offers the following benefits:

  • Improved nasal shape and proportions
  • Preservation of ethnic identity
  • Enhancement of natural ethnic features
  • Improved facial harmony
  • Improved profile appearance
  • Improved breathing ability
  • Improved self-confidence

Who Is a Good Candidate for Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Houston?

If you’re a non-Caucasian adult looking to enhance the appearance of your nose while preserving your ethnic identity, you could be a good candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty. Usually, ideal candidates for the procedure are seeking subtle improvements to their nasal appearance. To be a good candidate for the surgery, it’s also important that you have a fully developed nose and are in generally good physical health. Additionally, you’ll need to be a non-smoker and not currently pregnant or breastfeeding. During your consultation with Dr. Sturm, she’ll evaluate your aesthetic goals and situation to help you decide if ethnic rhinoplasty is a good fit for you.

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What Is the Recovery Like?

Generally, the recovery after ethnic rhinoplasty is the same as it would be after traditional rhinoplasty. You’ll experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, and you’ll need to rest for between one and two weeks before returning to work. You can reduce the swelling and speed up your healing by sleeping with your head elevated, taking light walks regularly, and periodically applying a cold pack to your face. You’ll also need to wait at least four to six weeks before you engage in strenuous exercise or physical activity.

Why Choose Dr. Angela Sturm for Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Houston?

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a complex procedure that requires precision, expertise, and a refined approach. These are all qualities possessed by Dr. Angela Sturm, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in all types of rhinoplasty procedures. In addition to co-authoring and publishing many medical journals on facial plastic surgery techniques, Dr. Sturm has conducted important clinical research on multiple rhinoplasty methods. She is also one of the most awarded female plastic surgeons in all of Houston. She will ensure that you receive personalized, natural-looking results from your procedure while fully preserving your ethnic identity. To schedule your private consultation with Dr. Sturm, just call our office or fill out an online contact form.

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FAQ Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Does Dr. Sturm offer ethnic rhinoplasty for other ethnicities?

What type of anesthesia is used for ethnic rhinoplasty?

How long does the procedure take?

Does Dr. Sturm offer ethnic rhinoplasty for other ethnicities?

Yes. Although African-American and Hispanic rhinoplasty are her specialties, Dr. Sturm offers other types of ethnic rhinoplasty as well. She has the skill and expertise to refine the nasal appearance and carefully preserve the heritage of any non-Caucasian patient.

What type of anesthesia is used for ethnic rhinoplasty?

Your ethnic rhinoplasty procedure will likely be performed using general anesthesia.

How long does the procedure take?

On average, ethnic rhinoplasty takes around two to four hours to complete. After the surgery, you’ll need to be monitored for a couple of hours; after that, you can have a friend or family member drive you home.

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