Is it possible to perform rhinoplasty on a patient of ethnicity to improve the appearance of the nose but still maintain some of the ethnic characteristics?
I think that the person’s ethnicity should be maintained unless the patient specifically asks to change it. I do this by improving the individual’s characteristics without making large or drastic changes to the nose. For example, when performing a rhinoplasty on an African American person, I narrow the tip, while avoiding a pinched or surgical appearance. This is done through techniques that preserve cartilage instead of removing the nasal tip cartilages.