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Ethnic Rhinoplasty Dallas

What is ethnic rhinoplasty?

While rhinoplasty surgeries have been around since the late 1880s, this branch of cosmetic medicine has developed around the facial shapes and features of caucasian individuals. So it isn’t surprising that, in 2018, data showed over 70% of rhinoplasty patients were Caucasians. 

However, over recent years, rhinoplasty has developed to account for the different facial shapes and features of people of various ethnicities, and, today, ethnic rhinoplasty has become a vital niche of the broader rhinoplasty speciality. 

In particular, ethnic rhinoplasty is defined as the surgical techniques used to address cosmetic and medical nasal conditions in individuals of non-caucasian descent. Although the broader goal of rhinoplasty is to improve the appearance and function of the nose, ethnic rhinoplasty focuses on adjusting the shape, size, angle, and bump of the nose in the respect of the distinct facial features of each ethnicity.

Who is a good candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty?

If you are interested in ethnic rhinoplasty, we’ll ensure you’re a good candidate for surgery during an initial consultation, considering your health, age, and other factors – for example, your expectations play a significant role in your eligibility for ethnic rhinoplasty.

Generally, good candidates for ethnic rhinoplasty are:

  • Non-Caucasians
  • Realistic about the results they’re able to achieve
  • Above the age of 18
  • Non-smokers

Different types of ethnic rhinoplasty

Generally, there are different types of “nose jobs”, categorized by the goal they set to achieve, including nose augmentation, projection, reduction, and revision. In particular, when looking at ethnic rhinoplasty, the type of surgery we perform on a patient depends on the condition addressed and their ethnicity. 

Some of the different types of rhinoplasty by ethnicity include: 

African American

Individuals of African American descent often deal with issues such as less-defined nose tips, under-projected (flat) noses, weak internal structures, and thick skin. Common surgical interventions include augmentation and projection, which aim to decrease skin thickness, add definition, and balance the overall shape of the nose. 


Individuals belonging to Asian ethnicities commonly feature characteristics such as thick skin and under-projection, which can cause their noses to appear wider and their bridge flat. Through procedures such as projection and augmentation, Asian patients can achieve more defined noses that are well-balanced with their facial features. 


Latino and Hispanic individuals can boast a wide range of different features, including thin skin (common in Castilian and Spanish individuals), thick skin (common among Native American descendants), and bulbous tips. Ethnic rhinoplasty procedures such as projection and revision can adjust the angles of the tip and bridge to offer a more balanced look. 

Middle Eastern

Individuals of Middle Eastern ethnicities might benefit from surgeries such as nose augmentation or reduction, depending on their unique features. Rhinoplasty in patients of Middle Eastern descent often aims to improve respiratory functions (including a deviated septum) and correct aesthetic conditions such as bulbous tips.

How long does it take to recover?

The average recovery time for rhinoplasty is 7-10 days, and most patients will see the majority of bruising and swelling disappear entirely within three weeks of the surgery. However, a lot will depend on the kind of surgery you have undergone. 

For example, an open rhinoplasty will require up to three weeks of initial healing, while patients who received a closed rhinoplasty will recover fully in one to two weeks. 

Regardless of your surgery, you are likely to experience bruising and swelling, and you’ll need to wear a splint or cast for at least a week. You’ll then return to our clinic for the removal of the splint.

What results can I expect in the months after surgery?

Thanks to today’s advances in cosmetic surgery and technology, we can offer more accurate predictions of rhinoplasty results. These will be discussed with you during a consultation, but the results you can expect will depend on the nature of the procedure. For example, removing a bump is highly noticeable, whereas other procedures may be more subtle.

Regardless, all patients should notice significant improvements in the overall look and balance of their facial features.

Your nose, and surrounding facial features, will be swollen immediately after surgery. As mentioned in the section above, most swelling will subside over the first month, but it will take a while for the nose to recover fully and the final results to become clear – usually, it takes between 3-6 months following the procedure.


Can ethnic rhinoplasty address my bulbous tip?

Ethnic rhinoplasty surgeries such as reduction and revision can reconfigure cartilage edges and angles, thus making your nose appear less bulbous and more balanced. 

Can ethnic rhinoplasty address my wide nostrils?

Through various techniques, we can reduce the size of your nostrils and balance the appearance of your nose by refining its tip and bridge.

Will I have visible scarring?

Open rhinoplasty may cause micro scars where the incisions are performed, but these are largely imperceptible following recovery. Closed rhinoplasty does not usually cause visible scar tissue. 


“Wonderful experience and fantastic results with Dr. Liland and his staff. If I had known how easy and quick the recovery would be, I would have done it much sooner.”

N. Fatemian

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Where are we located?

Our office address is:
3500 Oak Lawn Ave
Ste 160
Dallas, Texas

Our office is north of Dallas city centre. We’re in Turtle Creek, our office is in the building on the corner of the crossroads where Oak Lawn Avenue and Lemmon Avenue meet.

How to reach us

  • By Bus: Two bus stops are located on either side of Lemmon Avenue, directly outside the office. They are served by the 207 bus route.
  • By Car: It’s a 10-minute drive from the City Center District. Take Cedar Springs Road northwards, continue as the road merges into Turtle Creek Boulevard, then turn left onto Lemmon Avenue. Several car parks are available nearby, with the closest being next door, accessed via Welborn Street.

Dr. Liland is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He has years of experience in ethnic rhinoplasty and other cosmetic procedures.

If you want to take the next step and learn more about your options, contact us online or call us. Dr Liland will help you determine whether treatment is right for you and, if so, which solution best suits your needs.