While a Houston face lift procedure generally requires much the same approach for most patients, other cosmetic options may vary depending on the ethnicity of the individual. Rhinoplasty is a good example. Non-Caucasian patients often require augmentation of certain parts of the nose. Traditional rhinoplasty, by contrast, usually involves the removal of excess tissue and the reshaping of the nose to be smaller and more attractive. Here are some of the most important differences between traditional and non-Caucasian rhinoplasty procedures.
Differences in the Structures of the Nose
Ethnic rhinoplasties take into account the different nasal structures that naturally occur among people of non-Caucasian origins. Your Houston cosmetic surgeon will look at the structure of your nose and determine what approach will produce the desired results for you. Non-Caucasian rhinoplasty procedures typically are designed to preserve the ethnic identity of patients while enhancing their appearance to the greatest degree possible.
Building Form and Volume
In most cases, non-Caucasian rhinoplasty procedures are designed to add shape and form to noses that may lack the desired structure at the tip or along the bridge. Nasal implants are often used to provide the support needed to create the perfect silhouette. Silicone implants are most commonly used for these rhinoplasties:
- An L-shaped implant can provide the right structure for the bridge of the nose. It may not provide adequate support for the tip, however, and can sometimes result in an overly pointed nose that can become more prominent over time.
- A contour nasal implant developed by Dr. Robert J. Capriotti specifically for use in non-Caucasian rhinoplasties can eliminate this problem by creating greater support for the tip of the nose. Capriotti’s nasal implant resolves problems with early models by creating a rectangular keel that offers support for a greater variety of tips during these Houston cosmetic surgery procedures.
A Balancing Act
As with all rhinoplasty procedures, non-Caucasian rhinoplasties must take into consideration the other features of the face and the most attractive balance between nose, cheeks, chin and eyes. This can produce a natural look with or without a Houston face lift that can enhance your appearance to give you greater confidence about yourself and in interactions with others.
At Capriotti Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, we offer innovative and practical solutions for all our clients. We can help you enhance your appearance to increase your self-confidence in a wide range of social situations. Our team of cosmetic surgery specialists will work with you to create a Houston face lift and rhinoplasty treatment plan designed with your unique needs in mind. Call us today at 713-675-7201 to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Capriotti and his team. We look forward to the opportunity to serve your cosmetic surgery needs.