Dr. Joshua Lampert, board certified plastic surgeon, sees a high percentage of patients who are considering rhinoplasty to soften an ethnic feature of their nose. Ethnic rhinoplasty requires a greater depth of experience and knowledge due to the differences in internal structure between Asian, Middle Eastern or African American noses. His patients want to attain balance and symmetry without eliminating their ethnic heritage and identity. By refining the nose while preserving his patients' ethnicity, Dr. Lampert performs among the best ethnic rhinoplasty Miami has to offer.
Rhinoplasty Designed to Refine and Define
Rhinoplasty is performed to change the outward appearance of the nose by making internal changes to the bone and cartilage of the underlying nasal structure. While technical knowledge is clearly mandatory, artistic skill plays an integral part. Dr. Lampert has a deep understanding of ethnic differences, allowing him to create unique surgical plans that encompass each patient's unique characteristics.
For example, Asian noses often have a low nasal bridge which make the nose appear short. The tip is frequently round and wide which makes the nose look flatter. The lower bridge makes wearing glasses difficult. Asian rhinoplasty typically involves raising and refining the tip of the nose while restructuring the bridge. Aesthetically, the ratio between the size of the nasal tip and the location of the bridge of the nose must be in proportion. Sometimes the use of cartilage grafts is necessary in order to create additional structure and to achieve proportionate balance.
The Middle Eastern nose often tends to be longer and more prominent with a tip that dips down toward the upper lip. There may be a pronounced hump on the bridge while internally the structural support may be deficient.
Hispanic and African American noses frequently have more rounded tips with less protrusion. Additionally, the nostrils may be wide and large. Dr. Lampert softens and balances features that are too prominent, bringing them into balance with the patient’s other facial features.
Dr. Lampert underwent thousands of hours of experience with ethnically diverse patients during his extensive plastic surgery training in New York City. He has since logged countless more at his private practice in Miami, allowing him to deliver among the best ethnic rhinoplasty Miami offers.
Every nose and every patient is unique. That’s what makes rhinoplasty so fun. All rhinoplasty surgery is aimed at bringing balance and harmony to the face by either decreasing or increasing some aspect of the nose. Ethnic rhinoplasty requires an added level of skill and artistic sense to ensure that the final result brings the nose into balance with the rest of the face while preserving the unique characteristics that define ethnic diversity and identity.
Additionally, correcting nasal airflow and function is also checked. Many patients aren’t aware of a deviated septum, internal nasal collapse or airway obstruction unless it is significantly hindering breathing or causing sleep disorders. Correcting these defects is usually a matter of opening the airflow passages or by removing an obstruction. These maneuvers often help with the outer visual appearance of the nose.
Before & Afters
All plastic surgeons should be judged on the aesthetic merits of their work. Review Dr. Lampert’s before and after gallery to see what he has accomplished.
Planning Your Ethnic Rhinoplasty
Patients with ethnic features should look for a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in ethnic rhinoplasty. Structural differences need to be fully understood. There are important nuances that will come into play when surgery is in progress. Miami is an active plastic surgery hub, but not all surgeons offering this service have received extensive training in plastic surgery, particularly rhinoplasty.
Dr. Lampert is a leading rhinoplasty surgeon in Miami and has extensive training in ethnic differences from his many years of surgical residency at The Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.
If you are interested in ethnic rhinoplasty, your next step is a private consultation with Dr. Lampert. During your time with him, feel free to share your concerns and your image goals. He prides himself on taking ample time to fully understand each patient’s goals. He will subsequently recommend a surgical plan that will achieve that goal without losing the unique identity of his patients' ethnic heritage.