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. Dr. Kridel performs more than 100 rhinoplasty surgeries annually on patients from various ethnic backgrounds.
General Rhinoplasty Info
"Dr.Kridel and his staff are the most amazing team out there. He performed my rhinoplasty and took care of each one of my concerns. As a senior in high school, I had no confidence when it came to my nose but after the surgery I look amazing and I’m actually more outgoing. I truly recommend him and his work. He is a very genuine person and cares for every patient. Honestly the best surgeon in Houston."- S.A. / Google / May 04, 2019
"In short, Dr. Kridel is excellent. I am so fortunate and blessed to have been able to have both him and his team taking care of me during my entire experience. I highly recommend Dr. Kridel to anyone in need."- A. / Healthgrades / Dec 10, 2019
"they are very attentive and explained everything well. i was not nervous and the recovery was not bad at all. i highly recommend dr. kridel and his group!"- A. / Healthgrades / Dec 09, 2019
"What an incredible experience. This was revision rhinoplasty and septaplasty. I did my research and went with the best! I am not disappointed. I had a very difficult case and Dr Kridel went above and beyond to make sure I go the results I was looking for."- J.P. / Healthgrades / Nov 27, 2019
"Dr. Kridel explained the procedure well and my concerns where addressed in a professional matter without feeling rushed or insecure about my questions. The entire office team was super nice and showed interest into my concerns and expectations. Extremely pleased with the final results and I would choose and recommend Dr. Kridel every time. He gave my confidence back by making me look natural."- A. / Healthgrades / Nov 27, 2019
Dr. Kridel is 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 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. 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.
African American Rhinoplasty
Increased width, loss of definition and lack of projection characterize some of the typical features African-American patients desire to have cosmetically changed. Building dorsal height, achieving nasal tip definition amidst thick skin, and producing a more aesthetically pleasing alar base are the major challenges. Successful nasal surgery in the African-American nose requires understanding that the anatomy differs greatly from the Caucasian nose. The hallmark of rhinoplasty for African-American patients is augmentation of the osteocartilaginous framework with reduction of the alar base and thick skin envelope. However, it should not be forgotten that appreciating societal norms and individual desires is paramount to a post-operative result that pleases you.
For Hispanic patients, we have found that narrowing and augmenting the height of the nasal dorsum, increasing projection, rotation, and definition of the nasal tip, and reducing alar flare and base width are the most common concerns. The challenge of Hispanic rhinoplasty lies not only in the differences in anatomy from the Caucasian nose, but also the wide heterogeneity within the community from a multiethnic origin and patterns of migration. Dr. Kridel understands these nuances and has developed surgical techniques that can create a more aesthetically pleasing nose without drastically affecting ethnicity.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2.5-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
Ethnic Rhinoplasty FAQs
Dr. Kridel has extensive experience with this surgery and strives to provide results that look and appear natural. Yes, your face will look different, but the goal is for the result to appear natural in a way that makes you happy, while still respecting the cultural aesthetics of your ethnicity in a manner that meets your overall aesthetic goals.
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