Ethnic Rhinoplasty

People of all different backgrounds want to enhance the appearance of their noses. Given that facial features and anatomy vary between different ethnicities, so does the surgical process. Techniques that work well for a Caucasian nose may not work, for example, for a Middle Eastern, African American, Latino, or Asian patient. Dr. Michel Siegel’s expertise and ample experience performing rhinoplasty in Houston, has helped him gain the ability to understand the specific anatomical differences among various ethnicities, and tailor his surgical approach to each case to deliver properly fitting, natural looking results. No matter what your primary concern is, Dr. Michel Siegel can develop a personalized procedure to suit your needs.

Your ethnic rhinoplasty will be attuned to your specific anatomy and aesthetic preferences. While a common rhinoplasty for Caucasian people involves removing part of the bridge to make the nose smaller, one of the most common types of Asian nose job targets a wide nose and might require using a graft (typically of cartilage) to create the appearance of a slimmer nose. Regardless of which kind of nose job you need, Dr. Siegel will guide you through the entire process, utilizing his expertise to walk you through every step to give you outstanding and harmonious results for your particular ethnicity. Dr. Michel Siegel has no “formula” for surgical approaches. He possesses a detailed understanding of rhinoplasty and an aesthetic sensibility that allows him to identify and enhance each patient’s unique facial features, and deliver the most natural looking results based on genetics, desired look, and ethnicity.


One week after my rhinoplasty I walked into Dr. Siegel’s office to finally see the results. I’d waited for this moment for more than ten years- and I was nervous. I’d compulsively found every list online of botched nose jobs. I researched all the worst possible outcomes of recovery, but there I was just one week later; I wasn’t stuffed with gauze, there was no heavy bruising, and it certainly didn’t hurt. Just a simple splint and what felt like the longest week of my life waiting for that appointment.

- Jane D, Septoplasty

Dr. Siegel removed the splint easily and painlessly with a liquid solution and asked if I was ready to see my new nose. Seeing myself in the mirror for the first time after my surgery was unreal- it was a subtle, natural looking change, my nose finally fit my face. After waiting for nearly a decade, I finally felt like I had the nose that I should have been born with.

- Jane D, Septoplasty

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The Ethnic & Asian Rhinoplasty Process


If you’re interested in an ethnic nose job, you’ll begin with an initial consultation at our plastic surgery office in Houston. During this appointment, Dr. Siegel will evaluate your individual case, answer any questions, and have you describe your desired results in detail so that he can fully understand your goals.  He will also perform a detailed examination to gain a deeper knowledge of your particular nasal structures. This will allow Dr. Siegel to fully formulate a customized approach to help you achieve your desired outcome. To help you better understand what to expect from your ethnic rhinoplasty in Houston, he will also show you a three-dimensional “before and after.” There is no fixed length for your consultation – Dr. Siegel will discuss the procedure with you until you are completely confident and ready to move forward.


Since each ethnic rhinoplasty is unique, your pre- and post-operative instructions can vary depending on the customized treatment plan Dr. Siegel has designed for you. We will provide you with guidelines to follow that are specific to your procedure, so you’re fully prepared for surgery. Dr. Siegel will go over everything you need to know and do from the week before your rhinoplasty through the end of your recovery. While these may vary, there are some general rules you’ll most likely need to follow, such as hydrating yourself properly and not taking any medications that could interact with anesthesia.


Your ethnic rhinoplasty will be carried out in our safe and certified Houston cosmetic surgery facility. Since each procedure is unique, the length of the procedure will vary according to its complexity. For example, if you have a deviated septum, Dr. Siegel may combine your ethnic rhinoplasty with a septoplasty to repair it, which may require additional time. Dr. Siegel’s goal is to ensure that every detail and concern discussed in the initial consultation has been properly addressed, and the surgery will only be complete when he is confident that the best possible outcome has been attained.


Because of Dr. Siegel’s experience and expertise is exclusive to facial plastic surgery, most patients find that their recovery from ethnic rhinoplasty is much quicker than they anticipated. Dr. Siegel doesn’t use any internal packing or gauze after surgery, eliminating the traditional pain and pressure associated with recovering from nose surgery. Instead, an external splint will be worn on the bridge of the nose for five to seven days after surgery, at which time most patients are able to return to work. Using a delicate approach to handling nasal tissues, he also eliminates the traditional black and blue eyes associated with rhinoplasty. Successful results depend not only on the surgery itself, but on recovery and scheduling close follow up appointments to ensure that your nose heals optimally. Follow ups after surgery will typically be required for at least one year from your surgery date.

Why Dr. Siegel

When it comes to your facial appearance, preserving natural contours, knowing which features to enhance and which ones not to, will make the difference between enhancing your self or appearing unnatural.

Dr. Siegel is sought out by highly sophisticated, discerning patients because of his innovative, yet conservative approach to Facial procedures- achieving natural, rested, and proportionate outcomes that exceed patients’ expectations.