Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Scottsdale & Phoenix, AZ


Ethnic rhinoplasty refers to a nose job that is performed on patients of ethnicity. Most patients who are interested in this procedure are non-Caucasian individuals who are looking to enhance the appearance of their nose while still preserving ethnic characteristics. Our nose surgeons at Elite Plastic Surgery are immensely skilled in ethnic rhinoplasty procedures. They have helped countless men and women in Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Chandler, and surrounding AZ areas achieve their cosmetic desires with this procedure. Dr. Torabi treat each patient case as unique and give it the attention it deserves to achieve the best possible outcome.


Ethnic rhinoplasty takes an approach that is different to rhinoplasty in traditional Caucasian patients. While the surgical technique and outcome of the procedure will vary greatly based on the individual, this kind of treatment aims to address the following characteristics:
  • Weak tip cartilage
  • Thick nasal skin
  • A flat bridge that needs to be raised
  • A drooping nose that needs to be raised
  • Enhancing flared nostrils
  • Removing a hump
  • Enhancing a bulbous tip
  • Narrowing a broad base


If you are not happy with the current appearance of your nose, then you might be a good candidate for an ethnic nose job. You should also have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure and be in good physical health as well. Our rhinoplasty plastic surgeons in Arizona have the eye and artistry it takes to design a new nose that best suits your ethnic facial characteristics.


The goal of an ethnic rhinoplasty is to alter the cartilage in order to reshape the nose. Cosmetic surgeons aim to achieve the patient’s desired aesthetics while minimizing trauma and the likelihood of scarring. Depending on the desires of the patient, the changes may be dramatic or subtle. A rhinoplasty plastic surgeon in Phoenix, Arizona or surrounding areas may use techniques such as augmentation of a flat bridge, lengthening of a short nasal tip, or narrowing the base during the surgical process. This is different from rhinoplasty in Caucasian noses where the focus is usually to address a big, long, and over-projected nose by removing cartilage and bone. Dr. Torabi will evaluate each patient on an individual basis to determine the best suited surgical technique.


Asian Rhinoplasty
– many patients of Asian descent elect to have their nasal bridge enhanced. To achieve this, plastic surgeons may use a cartilage graft acquired from another part of the body. Some patients in this category may also be concerned with the size or shape of their nostrils. Where this is the case, our surgeons will alter the shape or size of the nasal tip in line with the patient’s facial features. This is done by carefully analyzing the patient’s facial profile and making changes that are in tandem with your unique characteristics.
African American Rhinoplasty
– the majority of African American patients pursue ethnic rhinoplasty in order to address cosmetic or functional imperfections. Our Phoenix nose surgeons often help reduce nasal prominence by narrowing a wide bridge. Other common issues include rounded, wide tip, or enlarged nostrils. The goal is always to enhance the problem areas in order to bring greater harmony to the patient’s face.
Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty
– our rhinoplasty surgeons are attuned to the precise needs of Persian, Arab, and Middle Eastern patients. They can help elevate or reduce a drooping tip while honoring the natural attractiveness of the patient’s cultural heritage. Custom nose reshaping may also be carried out in order to reduce or straighten a prominent nasal bridge.
Other Types of Rhinoplasty
– most cultures tend to have unique characteristics that were passed down the generations. While people are proud of the characteristics that connect them to a rich culture, various cosmetic or structural imperfections may trigger discomfort or cause embarrassment. This is more so true if the size or shape of your nose is not flattering. Native Americans, Latinos, and specific European cultures tend to have common concerns regarding the structure of their nose. Our surgeons work closely with each patient in order to achieve the natural, refined look that highlights your best features.


Recovery duration following nose reshaping surgery varies from one patient to the other, usually based on the extent of the surgery, adherence to post-op instructions, and the body’s healing process. In the first 2 weeks following this treatment, patients should expect to take some time off work. This gives them the space they need to focus on the recovery. It’s common for patients to experience bruising, swelling, and sensitivity in the nose area following a nose job. But these usually wear off with time. During your initial consultation at the Elite Plastic Surgery in Phoenix, our surgeons will take you through the recovery process and answer any questions that you may have regarding this procedure.

Schedule your Ethnic Rhinoplasty Consultation

If you are looking for the best ethnic nose reshaping Phoenix has to offer, our surgeons at Elite Plastic Surgery are highly experienced. They have helped countless patients from Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, and surrounding Arizona areas meet their cosmetic objectives while retaining their ethnic pride. Dr. Torabi leverage the latest surgical equipment and work with a team of highly professional support staff. During your initial consultation, the surgeons will keenly listen to you and conduct an evaluation to establish the best treatment approach for you. This first meeting is also an excellent opportunity to share your concerns with the surgeons, as well as ask any questions you may have regarding this type of procedure.