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18 Year Old Middle Eastern Patient has Ethnic Nose Surgery*

Procedure Details

Our society is a wonderful melting pot of various ethnicities and cultures. Within any ethnic population there are women and men who would like to make cosmetic changes to their nose, known as rhinoplasty. It is extremely important to select a facial plastic surgeon that has a complete understanding of the patient’s desired level of maintaining their ethnicity, as well as a complete understanding of the ethnic variations in the anatomy. Houston nasal surgery expert, Dr. Russell Kridel specializes in facial plastic surgery, particularly rhinoplasty, and has the proven ability to finesse his unique surgical techniques so that your rhinoplasty surgery will meet your individual goals for success. This Houston area 18 year-old wanted Rhinoplasty surgery to correct the nasal hump and crooked appearance of her nose that resulted from trauma to her nose as a young child. The patient also had difficulty breathing due to deviated septum which was also corrected with surgery. Post-operative photos show natural and refined appearance of her nose, yet is consistent with ethnic heritage.
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Anatomical Differences

Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm are sensitive to both individual and cultural differences in aesthetic perception and the expectations for nice surgical results. Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most complex cosmetic surgery procedures. In the case of African American, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Asian noses, the anatomical structures of the nose may be different than a Caucasian nose. Yet, the most popular facial plastic surgical procedure requested by Hispanic and African-American patients is rhinoplasty. It’s crucial that both the anatomy and aesthetic desires of the patients be taken into consideration in the surgical planning process. Patients from similar ethnic backgrounds can very easily want different levels of cosmetic changes. Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm have a complete understanding of the patient’s desired level of maintaining their ethnicity, as well as a complete understanding of the ethnic variations in the anatomy. In addition, Dr. Kridel has pioneered ethnic rhinoplasty techniques that create balanced changes without significantly altering ethnicity. Many of these surgical techniques are now taught in medical schools.

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