Ethnic Nose Job Surgery

Ethnic rhinoplasty refers to the many cultural variations of the nose that traditionally have been difficult to treat using standard nose job techniques.

This includes African American, Asian, Latin or Hispanic, Mediterranean, Middle-eastern, and rhinoplasty of mixed ethnicity. Dr. Monica Tadros specializes in ethnic rhinoplasty (nose job) surgery for her patients in NYC & NJ.

Before & After Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic Rhinoplasty In Depth

by Monica Tadros, M.D., F.m.C.S.

Because people of different ethnicities often have noses with distinct characteristics, ethnic rhinoplasty requires a highly individualized approach. Plastic surgeon Dr. Monica Tadros, M.D., F.A.C.S., has extensive experience working with diverse patients. With special aesthetic needs and preferences of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanics, and other non-Caucasians, her surgery techniques can help achieve results that harmonize beautifully with virtually any facial features patient in New Jersey and Bergen County.

Dr. Monica Tadros accepts most POS and PPO insurance for any medical issues related to the nose as an out-of-network provider. Please call our office at NYC: (201) 408-5430 or NJ: (201) 408-5430 or fill out the contact form to learn more about ethnic rhinoplasty.

If you are interested in learning more about ethnic rhinoplasty with Dr. Tadros, the best approach is to set up a confidential consultation in the privacy and comfort of her Bergen County office conveniently located near 300 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631 or 911 Park Ave., New York, NY 10075.

What Ethnic Rhinoplasty Involves for Patients

Like other forms of rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty surgery is accomplished by removing or reshaping the cartilage and bone beneath the skin. In some cases, cartilage grafts are added to help remodel the nose's structure and enhance its overall appearance.

Common techniques used in ethnic nose job surgery include augmentation of the nasal bridge, lengthening and refining the nose's tip, and narrowing the nostrils base. These techniques can improve the appearance of African-American, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, and Asian noses while respecting and maintaining the New Jersey patient’s ethnic heritage.

Due to the ethnicity of the nose structure, Asians, Hispanics, and African American patients in NYC & New Jersey and Bergen County may have specific nasal features which require special attention. For example, African American, Hispanic, and Asian patients often have rounder, bulbous, or less protrusive nasal tips they may wish to extend and refine. Excessive nostril width or nostril flare is also a common aesthetic concern which Dr. Tadros is an expert at addressing during an ethnic nose job consultation and surgery.

Are You a Candidate for Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

To determine an individual’s candidacy for ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Tadros must be able to review the patient's medical history, examine the nose, and consider the potential outcome of the ethnic nose job procedure.

What Are Some Common Considerations in Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

When the tip is referred to as bulbous, it means that the volume of the lower third of the nose is too large and lacking in definition. The junction between the nasal cartilages (the upper lateral cartilage and lower lateral cartilage) is often a continuous overlap, called the scroll. In many wide or ethnic noses, a prominent scroll increases the bulbous appearance of the tip.

Trimming this area may help safely reduce the bulbous appearance of the tip. Other characteristics in ethnic rhinoplasty may include thick skin and weak cartilages, commonly seen in noses of African and Asian descent. This combination makes it difficult to achieve tip definition without advanced rhinoplasty maneuvers. A droopy tip is defined by long cartilages that are oriented more vertically and fail to support the nasal sidewalls.

This feature called a high abutment is seen in many Mediterranean and Middle-eastern noses, and reduction techniques fail to achieve definition and worsen nasal breathing. Dr. Tadros has pioneered a cartilage sparing rhinoplasty transposition procedure to enhance the appearance and improve breathing naturally in these patients.

Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty

Patients with a Middle Eastern background often seek out rhinoplasty to reduce a nasal hump, refine the nasal tip, and achieve a nose that is the more balanced nose of the facial features. Whether the patient's ancestry is of Persian, Armenian, or Arab descent, Dr. Tadros is a master in correcting specific aesthetic issues for this group. She makes sure to carefully preserve the ethnic Middle Eastern heritage. This is especially important for female and male clients who wish to have an appearance that does not sacrifice their unique cultural beauty.

Asian Rhinoplasty

Dr. Tadros has extensive expertise working with Asian anatomy. She can skillfully adjust the nasal bridge, so it is more narrow and refined, correct flared nostrils, and minimize other imperfections of the nasal tip. If the nose is too flat, Dr. Tadros can apply a cartilage graft taken from the ribs or the ears, fortifying the profile in the process. Some benefits of the rhinoplasty procedure include improving breathing and supporting the entire nasal structure for Asian patients.

African American

African American patients face many unique issues when it comes to improving the aesthetics of the nose. Dr. Tadros is highly skilled in African American rhinoplasty and will achieve the results you desire without sacrificing cultural norms. An overly wide nasal bridge can be refined, abnormally wide nostrils can be reduced, and a weak nasal tip can be built up using a cartilage graft taken from another area of the body for African American patients. Results appear supremely natural and compelling. Flaws are minimized while the patient’s natural attractiveness is defined.


Dr. Tadros specializes in rhinoplasty for Hispanic and Latino patients to blend and harmonize the nose with the rest of the face, achieving a final aesthetic that retains ethnic pride while still reducing the most troublesome flaws. She can help reduce an overly prominent bridge, or she may work to strengthen the profile by grafting a too flat nose. Dr. Tadros will operate to refine an excessively bulbous or thick nasal tip, restoring the gaze to the client’s eyes and smile. Results for Hispanic and Latino patients appear effortlessly organic, restoring youthfulness to the entire appearance after their nose job surgery.

About Dr. Monica Tadros

Dr. Monica Tadros is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She performs a rhinoplasty on all ethnicities, including African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Middle Eastern, in addition to Caucasians.

Plastic surgeons experienced in ethnic rhinoplasty understand the multicultural variations of the face and nose that constitute attractiveness. Dr. Tadros highlights that ethnic diversity is the norm for aesthetic practices. It is important to appreciate many attributes that may be racially specific, even within mixed races. Some patients may seek experts to preserve ethnic identity, while others wish to optimize a natural appearance that balances facial harmony. Either way, a review of the patient’s background, nasal characteristics, and goals are paramount to a successful outcome for patients seeking an ethnic nose job procedure.


Interested in learning more about ethnic rhinoplasty? Schedule your no-obligation consultation with the best plastic surgeon, Dr. Monica Tadros, today. Her office is conveniently located near 300 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631. You may also speak to one of our Patient Advisors by calling NYC: (201) 408-5430 or NJ: (201) 408-5430 to receive additional information about ethnic nose job surgery.