About Ethnic Rhinoplasty
Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George A. Toledo specializes in rhinoplasty techniques at his Dallas, Texas facility for patients of all ethnicities, including African-American, Asian, Hispanic, and Middle Eastern. An ethnic rhinoplasty utilizes a special skill set to ensure all patients receive their desired results while also maintaining their unique ethnic identities. While considering his patients' overall goals and facial features as a whole, Dr. Toledo creates personalized procedure plans to enhance the aesthetic appearance of each patient’s nose. Through an ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Toledo focuses on creating the patient’s desired changes while concentrating on the differences in tissues, appearance, and skin tone between ethnicities. To learn more, contact the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center to schedule a consultation with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Toledo. Experience matters!
Why An Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Among the various ethnicities, there are distinct differences in the aesthetic appearance of the nose. Between Caucasians, African-Americans, Hispanics, Middle Easterners, and Asians, the structures and shape of the nose varies greatly. Some of the dissimilarities of the nose include the size and shape of the nostrils, the bridge width, the shape of the nasal tip, projection, and/or dorsal height. Ethnic rhinoplasty is designed to allow each patient to create the desired changes to his or her nose without having to worry about eliminating a part of his or her visible identity. With a thorough consultation, Dr. Toledo will evaluate your facial features and structures, including your nose’s overall size and shape. This allows him to ensure you obtain the most natural-looking results while still achieving the look you desire.
Typically, the structure of an African-American nose is identified by less projection, less definition, and greater width. Therefore, these patients may desire greater dorsal height with improved definition and symmetry. For a Hispanic rhinoplasty, many patients may desire a narrower appearance with increased projection, a more defined nasal tip, and nasal rotation. Asian patients request taller bridge and increased tip projection, so grafts and/or implants are often required during these procedures.
When seeking an ethnic rhinoplasty procedure, it is important for patients to pick an informed, skilled plastic surgeon. Dr. Toledo’s primary goal is to allow patients to receive their desired outcomes while still feeling connected to their ethnicity and cultural differences. With his 34 years of rhinoplasty experience, he can help you to feel and look your best.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Reviews
"30$$ Doctor, great experience - Great, I am a 24 y/o male. Broke my nose 3 different times. This was my 4th nose surgery. I can breathe through my nose when I run and my nose looks great. He explained all the different things that can go wrong. If ur in the Dallas area use this guy forsure!Great doctor."- A. / RealSelf / Jun 07, 2018
"I broke my nose 2 times, then went to go for a 3rd surgery to fix my deviated septum and no rhinoplasty (adolescent w/ cheap Dad) prior to seeing Dr. Toledo. If your a parent help your child get it done right the first time. 3rd surgery was useless. I still could not breath through my nose & my nose was still jacked up/crooked/scare tissue ect. My biggest concern my 4th go around w/ a nose job was I did not want to look like Micheal Jackson. He said what he would do, gave me a good price and I cannot be more satisfied w/ the results. No MJ nose, and it looks how its suppose to. NOW I CAN BREATHE THROUGH MY NOSE LIKE MY TRACK COACH WAS SAYING!!!! Parents don't be a cheap ass. Rhino's aren't covered by insurance. You know the saying, if you dont do it right the first time, you have to go back and do it again. STAFF IS GREAT always calling and checking up making sure I did what I had to do pre and post opp."- A.A. / Google / Mar 16, 2018
Ethnic rhinoplasty is designed to allow patients to create the desired changes to their nose without having to worry about eliminating a part of their visible identity. Through a thorough consultation, Dr. Toledo will evaluate your facial features and structures, including their overall size and shape. This allows him to ensure you obtain the most natural-looking results while still achieving the look you desire. It is no secret that people of different ethnicities have visual differences in certain facial structures, including the nose. Some of the dissimilarities of the nose include the size and shape of the nostrils, the bridge width, the shape of the nasal tip, projection, dorsal height, etc. At our Dallas, TX facility, Dr. Toledo’s overall goal is to create a nose that is harmonious, symmetrical, and in balance with your entire face and profile.
Ethnic rhinoplasty is performed in our state-licensed ambulatory surgery center under general anesthesia. The entire procedure typically takes about 1 – 2 hours, but this time will vary between patients, as each procedure may involve different surgical techniques according to each patient’s individualized treatment plan. Based on the individual’s needs, Dr. Toledo may either use an open or closed technique. Following the completion of the procedure, the incisions will be sutured closed, and the nose will be dressed with a cast on the outside; internal splints may also be placed if the septum was operated upon.
What to Expect
The recovery process for an ethnic rhinoplasty is the same as for a standard rhinoplasty. You may experience some swelling, bruising, soreness, and discoloration under the eyes for the first 1-2 days following your procedure. Elevation of your head and anti-inflammatory medications can be used to help relieve these symptoms. Follow-up appointments will also be scheduled so that Dr. Toledo can evaluate results and recovery, as well as remove splints as needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Dr. Toledo qualified to perform my ethnic rhinoplasty?
Double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Toledo has a vast experience in cosmetic procedures. He has performed over 3,000 nasal surgeries, including many ethnic rhinoplasties. Dr. Toledo understands the specific attributes that may play a role in performing ethnic rhinoplasties, such as thicker or darker skin tones and differences in nasal structures. When choosing a surgeon, it is extremely critical to choose one who incorporates your goals and needs into creating a procedure that is customized for you. Dr. Toledo is always happy to answer all of the questions you have about the treatment process during your consultation.
What if I do not want to keep the ethnic look of my nose?
Like with any aesthetic procedure, every patient’s desires and goals are different. This is why Dr. Toledo creates personalized surgical plans for each individual patient. Ethnic rhinoplasty procedures are mainly intended for patients who desire to maintain certain ethnic characteristics and traits within their appearances. However, some patients simply want their noses to look more “Caucasian,” a goal that Dr. Toledo will strive to achieve while still maintaining a natural appearance and facial harmony.
How is ethnic rhinoplasty different than a standard rhinoplasty?
Each ethnicity has varying nasal characteristics, including the width of the bridge; nostril shape and size; tip shape; projection; and more. Ethnic rhinoplasty procedures are unique in that they allow Dr. Toledo to give you the look you want while also preserving your ethnic identity. Dr. Toledo is skilled and recognizes that the differences in physical traits are part of the beauty and integrity of your face. He is experienced in performing the complicated techniques that are necessary to create a refined, natural appearing nose.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $8,000 - $9,500
- Procedure Recovery Location
At the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. George Toledo wants to help you receive the results that you want. Through customized treatments, such as an ethnic rhinoplasty, you can feel confident in your new appearance while also staying true to your identity. Contact us to learn more or to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Toledo.