Question: I’m Korean and interested in getting a nose job. Is there a difference in what would look good for me vs. someone who is Chinese or Japanese or Malaysian?
Answer: Since everyone’s nose is different and everyone’s face is different, we need to highly customize a rhinoplasty so that we create a nose that has good harmony with the remainder of the patient’s face. With that said, there are obviously differences between different ethnic groups around the planet and, therefore, we are going to treat their noses slightly differently, but overall there is a universal agreement with beauty whether it be in an Asian culture, European culture, African culture, or American culture. We all have a relative standard for what is considered beautiful, so creating a more proportionate and symmetric nose that has better harmony with the remainder of the face is a universal desire with rhinoplasty. I really feel that computer-generated imaging is helpful in virtually all cases so that we can assess a patient’s nose, make changes to it on a computer, and assure ourselves that we are going to create a nose that enhances the patient’s overall facial aesthetics as well as satisfies their desires.