Dr. Kassir is a leading expert in Hispanic rhinoplasty. His approach involves narrowing the nasal bridge, removing a dorsal hump if present, and defining the nasal tip. Dr. Kassir works to preserve the ethnicity of the patient's nose, while still refining the feature to achieve a more refined, harmonious look with the face.
— Anonymous, March 29, 2019
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What is a Hispanic Rhinoplasty?
A Hispanic rhinoplasty is a surgery done to define and strengthen the nose, while still preserving cultural aspects of the nose. Hispanic noses typically present a wider base with weaker skin, which results in less definition of the nose. Dr. Kassir's Hispanic rhinoplasty involves creating a more defined and projected tip, however, he also can remove a dorsal hump and narrow the nasal bridge. Because there is a wide variation amongst Hispanic noses, Dr. Kassir evaluates each one through a patient consult in NJ to develop a personalized procedure to address the patient's aesthetic goal.
"Hispanic" or “Latino” often refers to people with Spanish, Portuguese, South and Central American heritage, as well as some Caribbean countries such as Puerto Rico, Cuba, Costa Rica and The Dominican Republic. There are three categories that are used to differentiate between Hispanic noses:
Mestizo nose: a mix of European and native Indian-American elements. This nose is usually broad based, with a wider tip and has quite a thick skin. This is the most difficult nose from all three types of noses in terms of improving its appearance by rhinoplasty surgery. The surgeon has to graft the patient's dorsum of the nose, then extend the tip graft and revise the nose tip.
Castillian nose: a Spanish nose (originally from Spain, as well as some Caucasian noses) has a high bridge and normal tip projecting. This type of nose is often corrected by performing dorsal reduction and tip revision.
Mexican-American nose: a mixture of the Mestizo nose and Castilian nose. This type of nose usually has a low radix (root of the nose) with a normal bridge and drooping tip definition. This type of nose surgery requires grafting of the radix or the dorsum and a tip revision with a columellar graft.
From these three categories, the Mestizo nose and the Mexican-American nose require a highly skilled surgeon to perform rhinoplasty surgery on them. Dr. Ramtin Kassir, a triple board certified facial plastic surgeon in New Jersey who has performed many nose surgeries on Hispanic and Latin American patients, does not believe in the "one nose fits all" idea. Instead, he believes in revealing every person's uniqueness which should be manifested while performing a rhinoplasty surgery, adjusting the tools and techniques used to each individual to achieve an overall harmonious look.
What Can a Hispanic Rhinoplasty do?
An Hispanic nose job can contour the nasal bridge by making it thinner, while also creating a more defined nasal tip. Many patients also seek to reduce the size of their nostrils. Dr. Kassir's Hispanic rhinoplasty often involves lifting the nasal tip to eliminate a droopy appearance, while also narrowing and raising the nasal bridge with a graft. This enhancement can make the face appear to be more refined. Dr. Kassir performs Hispanic rhinoplasties in New Jersey clinics.
Hispanic rhinoplasty can correct:
- Wider nasal bridges
- Flat nasal bridge
- Nasal bridge hump
- Wide, flat nasal tip
- Wider nostrils
- Nasal tip that appears to droop
What Does a Hispanic Rhinoplasty Cost?
The average cost of a Hispanic rhinoplasty can range upwards of $10,500, depending on what work needs to be done and the level of the surgery. Many of our patients can find out if our credit providers cover the procedure during the consult. Our cosmetic coordinator will apply with you (this does not affect your credit score); and see what will be covered. We offer payment periods ranging from 6-12 months for our patients. Typically, a range of credit scores are accepted so we suggest booking a consult to see if the remaining amount of the procedure can be covered. Having a summer job or saving for the procedure is also an option. Having more than one procedure done will provide additional savings and reduce the need for multiple OR/anesthesia fees.
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