By Corey S. Maas MD™

January 24, 2022

Every culture has its beauty standards, and every ethnicity has unique features and aesthetic appeal. With the rise of cosmetic surgery around the world, plastic surgeons must pay more attention to patients’ ethnic differences — both anatomically and sociologically — to achieve the best results.

In a few surgeries, is this more relevant than rhinoplasty? The nose is one of the face's most prominent and widely varied features. Many noses have a distinctive structure and shape that reflects the patient’s ethnic background. Rhinoplasty has never been a one-size-fits-all surgery, but we particularly see the importance of personalization when considering ethnic rhinoplasty.

For a long time, plastic surgery techniques developed from the general facial characteristics and aesthetic standards of Caucasians. This narrow focus did not consider the rich diversity of facial shapes and beauty preferences in today’s society. Thankfully, we are now seeing this change.

As a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and the president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), Dr. Maas is recognized as a leading expert in facial cosmetic surgery. He recently spoke to AEDIT’s The AEDITION about the art of ethnic rhinoplasty.

In the article, Dr. Maas discusses:

  • The history of rhinoplasty
  • What the term ‘ethnic rhinoplasty’ means
  • How to choose the right plastic surgeon
  • Common rhinoplasty requests for different ethnicities

Read the full article at the link below!


Ethnic Rhinoplasty in San Francisco

Your facial features represent your cultural heritage. At The Maas Clinic, we can help you achieve a look that meets your aesthetic goals while preserving your unique beauty and identity. Dr. Maas is among the most qualified facial plastic surgeons in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can rest assured you are in the hands of a surgeon who leaves no detail neglected in delivering ethnic rhinoplasty with elegance and integrity.

Call The Maas Clinic at 415-567-7000 or inquire here to request a consultation.

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