Ethnic Rhinoplasty: Change Your Nose, Not Your Identity

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Sept. 7, 2017, 12:40 p.m.

Just as the petals of a flower are painted, speckled and swirled with pigments and tones that leave no two completely identical, the features of the human face creates a unique pattern that sets them apart from every other person walking the streets of our world.

But although the variables in appearance allow a beautiful individualization between each plant, the arrangement of the petals and form of the plant creates a unity amid the diversity.

Similarly, the nose has a magical way of conveying someone’s ancestry, while still displaying their individuality. It acts as a storyteller, sharing their ancestors’ stories that are woven into their DNA and placed in the center of their face for all to see. Most people hold passionately to their heritage with great pride - it’s their identity.

Because one’s identity is often composed strongly of their background, the fear of losing it can manifest when they begin considering rhinoplasty. Nose jobs are on a rise, creating more acceptance to adjusting traits that may overpower the aesthetics of the face, but also creating additional fears for some.

One of the most common concern regarding rhinoplasty is the loss of identity - "will I still look like myself? Will I still have the essence of my heritage?"; Many fear that they will receive a generic cookie-cutter nose that will inevitably detract from who they are.

This is why it is essential to find a surgeon specializing in Ethnic Rhinoplasty who is experienced and skilled enough to make the aesthetic adjustment without sacrificing the essence of your heritage.

Dr. Kassir is of Iranian descent and has had his own practice and has been specializing in Ethnic Rhinoplasty for over 20 years. His notoriety for his technique and craftsmanship has not only gained him the title of NYC’s top surgeon, but his renown has spread across the globe, bringing thousands of international patients each year.

His perfectionist mentality and his unique sculpting technique enables him to beautifully craft noses using the golden ratio technique, while still keeping the integrity of their identity intact.