Dr. Kotler believes in conservative and proven techniques when performing ethnic rhinoplasty.” Overdone” is far worse than “ underdone”, since the overdone nose is easy to spot because it is not in sync with the ethnicity and does not blend well with the other facial features. Nothing looks worse that an short, turned up Irish nose sitting on the face of a patient from the Middle East.
Nearly all nasal surgeries are performed using the closed rhinoplasty technique. All incisions are hidden within the nasal interior and all stitches dissolve. For those ethnic patients with dark or olive skin, avoiding a visible, external incision up front, connecting the nostrils is important since there is some potential for visibility and skin discoloration, particularly.
See Our Gallery of 28 Ethnic Patients. No Two Alike.
The best evidence of a rhinoplasty surgeon who “gets it” regarding ethnic rhinoplasty is the doctors’ before and after photo gallery. If the noses look appropriate, natural and consistent with the ethnicity, you are witnessing the talent you want.