Plastic Surgery for Multiracial Patients: Ethnic Rhinoplasty Surgery
February 26, 2014
One of the great things about living in a major city like Toronto is experiencing its incredible diversity (in fact, our official city motto is “Diversity Our Strength”). Statistically, we are one of the most multicultural cities in the world. It’s no surprise that we see a lot of different patients from all kinds of different cultural backgrounds at The Plastic Surgery Clinic. Of course, there is no difference between the goals of our patients regardless of identity: they want to look like the best version of themselves, whether that means achieving a more rejuvenated and refreshed look with a procedure such as a facelift, or bringing the proportions of their body into better balance and symmetry.
When we have plastic surgery consultations with patients who are interested in an ethnic rhinoplasty surgery, we know that one exceptionally common and important goal is to achieve a result that will maintain their ethnic identity. These are not patients who want to undergo nose reshaping to come away with more European-looking features. To assume that that kind of narrow standard of beauty is some sort of ideal that will work for everyone would do a major disservice to our patients – it would in fact be disrespectful to their heritage and unique identities. For all procedures, our philosophy is to deliver results that look totally natural and well suited to each person’s body. For an ethnic rhinoplasty surgery, we know that a big part of delivering a natural result is retaining facial features that reveal racial character.
We’re really lucky to have a resident expert in the field of rhinoplasty like Dr. Jamil Ahmad at The Plastic Surgery Clinic. His world-renowned expertise has been showcased in several peer reviewed articles he has published in prestigious plastic surgery journals, and his authoritative book on the subject is being published next month. He specializes in natural looking rhinoplasty results and has experience with patients of all different kinds of backgrounds. From Asian rhinoplasty to African American rhinoplasty (and everything across the racial spectrum), he knows the precise techniques required to deliver natural results for every unique patient. It’s why he’s one of only two Canadian surgeons who are members of the prestigious worldwide Rhinoplasty Society.
We live in a city that’s proud to celebrate its diversity. We feel exactly the same way about our patients.