Rhinoplasty for LatinosYour nose is the central feature of your face. It is often one of the first things that people notice about you. As a result, the decision to undergo rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is an important one.

When pursuing rhinoplasty in Miami, it is crucial to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who has a keen eye for facial aesthetics and can customize your rhinoplasty surgery to meet your specific anatomical and aesthetic needs. For instance, if you are of Latin descent, you want to choose a plastic surgeon who has experience performing rhinoplasty specifically for a Latin face. Dr. Ary Krau is one such surgeon.

Common Features of the Latin Nose

When reshaping the Latin nose, it is critical for your plastic surgeon to understand the common nasal features that many individuals of Latin descent share, so he can provide a more aesthetically pleasing nasal appearance while maintaining the unique traits that makes individuals beautiful in their own way. Some of the common features of the Latin nose include:

  • Thick nasal skin. Individuals of Latin descent often have thicker nasal skin than patients of other ethnic backgrounds. This can lead to a less-defined look throughout the surface of the nose, because the thicker skin conceals the supporting bone and cartilage more than thinner skin does.
  • A broad nostril base. The “nostril base” refers to the bottom area of the nose which is attached to the upper lip. Those of Latin descent are more likely to having a wide nostril base.
  • A dorsal hump. Many patients of Latin heritage have a bump on the bridge of the nose, called a “dorsal hump,” or “convexity.” The dorsal hump can be comprised of cartilage, bone or a combination of these, in varying degrees.

By understanding the different features of the Latin nose, a skilled plastic surgeon is better able to reshape it in a way that looks aesthetically pleasing and brings the nose into balance with the rest of the facial features, while ensuring that patients still look like themselves — only better.

To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Krau to learn more about your rhinoplasty treatment options, please contact his office by calling (305) 861-6881.

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