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Dr. Thomas Buonassisi is a Vancouver based facial plastic surgeon at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery. He has released some important information about patient ethnicity and why it matters when considering rhinoplasty surgery.
Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) February 05, 2013
Dr. Thomas Buonassisi is a Vancouver based facial plastic surgeon at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery. He has released some important information about patient ethnicity and why it matters when considering Rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Buonassisi is a Rhinoplasty expert and practices in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world - Vancouver is home for people with ethnic roots ranging from all over Asia, to India, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. He says that ignoring ethnicity when making changes to the nose is unwise for two reasons: 1) the techniques chosen should be appropriate for the patient's nasal anatomy - and the quality of their nasal anatomy depends on their ethnicity, 2) the new nose should be in keeping with the kind of noses we normally see on people of that ethnicity - or the results look unnatural.
Dr. Buonassisi lists there special considerations for ethnic Rhinoplasty in Vancouver:
Asian noses typically have a higher amount of soft tissue, creating a rounder and often broader appearance. The nasal bridge may be less prominent which can contribute to the sometimes flattened appearance. While Asian features can differ widely, many of the Asian Rhinoplasty patients would like to achieve a more defined look to the bridge of the nose and add projection to the tip. While fine adjustments to the nostrils are sometimes helpful, in general adding a small facial implant to the bridge area or the tip of the nose will slightly lengthen and slim its shape in the way the patients desire. “I have found that very precise adjustments to one or two areas of the bridge or tip can often yield results that are much more balanced, naturally and aesthetically.”, said Dr. Thomas Buonassisi, Cosmetic Surgeon at 8West.
Mediterranean and Middle Eastern
One of the key features of the Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern nose is the prominence of the nasal bridge. Reduction of a bony “hump” on the bridge of the nose is the most commonly requested cosmetic nasal procedure. What many patients don’t realize, however, is that often a drooping tip further accentuates the appearance of the hump and can make the nose look excessively long.” In Dr. Buonassisi's practice, consultations include a thorough Rhinoplasty assessment to determine the contributions from a prominent hump and a drooping tip to the overall aesthetics of the nose. With computer imaging I can make changes to these features so that patients can envision the reshaping and rebalancing of the nose before they proceed with surgery.” said Dr. Thomas Buonassisi.
A down turning nasal tip (also called tip ptosis) often distinguishes the Indian nose. This is due to large downward turning, very soft and flexible nasal tip cartilages, which can often droop even further with smiling. When the tip droops it gives the appearance of an overly long nose. This can accentuate an existing nasal “hump” or even create the appearance of a hump when smiling.
Achieving Natural Results for Ethnic Patients
“My patients often tell me that their main objective is to have natural looking results. This is a priority for me too. Here is how I achieve natural looking results with ethnic Rhinoplasty: consistency. The size and shape of the nose should be within a range of what occurs naturally in that ethnic group.” said Dr. Thomas Buonassisi.
Asian people don't tend to be born with very prominent bridges or stiff pointy tips. So while augmenting the nose certainly is possible and achievable, it shouldn’t be so big that it looks way more prominent that what is usual for an Asian person.
People with Mediterranean or Middle Eastern backgrounds are not typically born with very small noses. Therefore, while surgeons often reduce the overall size of the nose, the surgeons are very careful and make sure that the nose doesn’t look too small and unnatural.
About 8 West Cosmetic Surgery;
8 West Cosmetic Surgery is a premier cosmetic plastic surgery practice located in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Dr. Thomas Buonassisi is a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who focuses his practice on cosmetic surgery of the nose, face, neck, eyes, and ears. He completed his fellowship training with leading cosmetic facial surgeons in the United States and Australia. He focuses his practice exclusively on cosmetic surgery from the neck up. He is widely regarded by his medical peers as an expert facial and nasal surgeon. To consult with him, call 604-733-1669 or visit http://www.8west.ca/
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