Do I qualify for an ethnic nose job? I'm half German half Jamaican/Scottish. (photos)
6 months ago
Hi I'm biracial & when I was a kid I feel like I had the average German family nose w/ a few African deviations like the nostrils being slightly larger. Since then my 'German' nose has grown flat & I no longer have a bridge, whether or not this is b/c of genetics or falling face first in the bathtub idk. I'd really like to reclaim my Heritage & my original nose. The family looks slightly ethnic itself as there is some Mediterranean admixture, but I really do want to preserve the round shape
I may also want a lip reduction.
Doctor Answers (2)
Rhinoplasty is really all about how you want your nose to look. There is no routine rhinoplasty, and, if you can articulate what you want done and have realistic expectations, your surgeon should be able to get you there.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
You can achieve significant improvement with rhinoplasty surgery regardless of whether or not you call it ethnic. . You have inherited nasal genes from different ethnic groups but an experienced surgeon will address each unwanted characteristic to achieve the best possible natural result.
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