I am a Hispanic female and I have heard that Hispanic noses are very different to work on than the typical Caucasian nose. Is this true?
There is tremendous variation even within ethnic groups, let alone between different ethnic groups, regarding structure and appearance of the nose. While a very broad category, Hispanic noses can have somewhat less tip support than Caucasian noses and, as a result, the tip tends to droop a bit and there can also be more flaring of the rest of the tip. A surgeon experienced in Hispanic rhinoplasty can address each of these issues, which can include narrowing the tip, strengthening it with the use of cartilage from the septum or the ear, as well as refining and narrowing the nasal bridge to create a more streamlined and narrow appearance. This part is true artistry in rhinoplasty surgery.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS