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Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Las Vegas, NV

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About Ethnic Rhinoplasty

It is common for people of varying backgrounds to want rhinoplasty that changes the shape of their nose while preserving the unique character traits that come with their heritage. Dr. Chris Costa is a Las Vegas, NV plastic surgeon with a special interest in ethnic rhinoplasty, using his skills to carefully correct cosmetic concerns and functional issues while maintaining the overall aesthetic that you desire. This is a delicate operation that requires a skilled hand to refine the structure and cartilage of the nose. With a strong educational background from the top plastic surgery programs, Dr. Costa has studied and practiced the most advanced rhinoplasty techniques so he can make subtle or dramatic changes based on your specific needs and goals. If you're interested in learning more, we invite you to contact Platinum Plastic Surgery today to discuss your options and goals for an ethnic rhinoplasty with Dr. Costa.

Ideal Candidates

You are a candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty if you want to improve the appearance and/or function of your nose, but want to keep certain features. You should be at least 16 years old so your nose is fully formed, which will ensure your results are long lasting. You should be clear with Dr. Costa during your consultation about your specific needs and goals so he can create the right surgical plan. Dr. Costa will also talk to you about realistic expectations and how an ethnic rhinoplasty can improve the balance and proportions of your face. 

Surgical Technique

The ethnic rhinoplasty may be a more complex and detailed procedure than a traditional rhinoplasty, but this will vary greatly depending on each person's unique character traits and desires. All of these considerations will be discussed and decided on with Dr. Costa during the consultation prior to surgery. In general, this treatment is usually an outpatient operation that will usually require general anesthesia. The specific technique will depend on your goals.

African American

During an ethnic rhinoplasty for African American patients, Dr. Costa will typically address the height of the bridge and nasal tip definition. Many patients have concerns about the width of their nostrils and lack of projection, so Dr. Costa can work to build the dorsal (bridge) height and increase the nasal tissue framework to provide more nasal tip definition while reducing the alar base (nostrils).


There are a wide variety of nose types and common concerns within the Latino/Hispanic community, so each patient will have different goals and desires. However, typically, with Latino/Hispanic noses, Dr. Costa will work to address nasal size and width by narrowing the height of the nasal dorsum (the area from the nasal root to tip) while defining the projection and rotation of the tip. 

Middle Eastern

Middle Eastern patients can sometimes have issues with too much projection and an overly defined nasal tip, as well as having a bump that appears on the bridge. Dr. Costa uses extra care when working to reduce the length and reshape the nose along with smoothing out the bump.

What to Expect

Much like a traditional rhinoplasty, an ethnic nose surgery will need time to heal, and you should expect swelling, bruising, and some discomfort following your procedure. Dr. Costa will discuss pain management options if needed and prescribed medication to help ease the pain. After several months, you should begin to see your new nose take place, but it may take up to one year to see your final results. Since every case is different, your results and recovery will depend on the extent of your surgery.

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Recovery Time  
1 – 2 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2 – 5 Hours
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Hold onto Your Heritage

Dr. Costa at Platinum Plastic Surgery is sensitive to your aesthetic needs and goals regardless of your ethnic background. Using precision and attention to detail, he is able to produce stunning outcomes that not only deliver a more cosmetically appealing nose, but that also preserves your unique heritage. If you think an ethnic rhinoplasty is a procedure that can best address your needs, then we invite you to call our office in the Las Vegas, NV area to schedule a consultation.

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