Living the Texas life is a true privilege. One of the first things I learned when I went to college at the University of Texas was that there is a large Hispanic population here, and it's no wonder when you realize that there is a large country just south called Mexico. Fast forward to today, and I am a busy plastic surgeon who is very practiced in the art of a Hispanic nose job, or rhinoplasty.
What makes a Hispanic nose job unique?
The Hispanic nose is often characterized as having a generous dorsum with a wider tip. The nose is wide, and I constantly hear of a long nose with a "hanging tip" that is worse "when I smile." The skin of the nose is often thicker than average. On profile, the nose appears hooked-shaped, with the dorsum higher than the tip.
What is the best form of treatment for the Hispanic-shaped nose?
Hispanic rhinoplasty is a comprehensive rebalancing and reshaping procedure, resulting in a nose where the dorsum or bridge is lowered, the tip shape is improved, and higher than the dorsum, the width of the nose is narrower. In many cases, the nose is shorter. The overall appearance is of a smaller nose with better shape and balance. The nose must appear normal and complement Hispanic facial features.
Long gone are the days of the overdone, unnatural-looking nose. It's not good enough to show your surgeon a nose that you find attractive. It's important that your surgeon knows your goals but then educates you about the reasonable changes that can be made based on your anatomy. A large nose can't be made as small as you may prefer. Hispanics with thick skin may not experience the sculpture details seen in those with thinner skin. There are limits on what can be achieved on a case-by-case basis. Realistic expectations are very important for patient satisfaction.
What has been my personal experience with Hispanic nose jobs in my practice?
A good part of my rhinoplasty practice consists of Hispanic patients. Satisfaction with the changes from treatment is quite high. It makes all the difference in the world to my patients that their nose is better and very natural in appearance. Most tell me many of their friends and family hadn't noticed anything different in particular—maybe you lost weight or changed your hair.
Both men and women of Hispanic heritage are able to enjoy the benefits of Hispanic rhinoplasty at Westlake Plastic Surgery. It's not about losing your identity but gaining a refined nose that is less exaggerated and more complimentary to your face. If you are considering the benefits of Hispanic rhinoplasty, submit a free online consultation today and find out what is best for your nose and the cost of the procedure!
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