11th June 2015

Julian Rowe-Jones on: What is ethnic rhinoplasty? (Video)

Top UK Rhinoplasty Surgeon, Julian Rowe-Jones on: Ethnic rhinoplasty

Ethnic rhinoplasty

I don’t like the term ethnic rhinoplasty, it does appear in textbooks and of course ethnicity depends on where you’re looking from. Ethnicity may be different in Europe to Asia, so I think it’s a misleading term. I’ve recently written about ethnic rhinoplasty. I was invited to write a paper in facial plastic surgery clinics of North America, on ethnic considerations in patients from different cultures. What I would say is that there are cultural issues, in my opinion a nose should be racially congruent, it should balance for the rest of the features so again as with all my philosophy, all my rhinoplasty patients, I want the nose to look right for them and that means taking into account all the other facial features.

There isn’t one nose shape for every ethnic group

But ethnic rhinoplasty suggest thats there’s one rhinoplasty for each ethnic group and that’s clearly wrong. There are as many different rhinoplasty shapes in the Indian continent as there are in Europe. So again it’s understanding what the patient wants, understanding what is possible for that patient and understanding what is congruent and would look natural and right on that patient regardless on their background.

Presented by Julian Rowe-Jones, Top UK Rhinoplasty Surgeon

More about Julian Rowe-Jones

Julian Rowe-Jones founded The Nose Clinic in 1998 with a clear mission to deliver world leading standards of cosmetic nose surgery (Rhinoplasty) in Guildford, and now in Harley Street, London. His aim is to provide a level of friendly and professional consultancy, advice, support and patient care that complements and enhances these standards. His expertise as a rhinoplasty surgeon is central to the success of his patients; and you can read more about his background and experience in specialising.

A Rhinoplasty review

When I went to Mr. Rowe-Jones I had suffered a traumatic and brutal rhinoplasty from a surgeon with no knowledge or training in ethnic rhinoplasty. My secondary surgeon was also not understanding of my desires, or had the technical knowledge to create them. Shortly after, I was assaulted and broke my nose in the process. Then I had a deviated septum, scar tissue formation, a concave or collapsed nose, had broken jagged bones, and weird nostrils. My breathing often became blocked.

When Mr. Rowe-Jones and his lovely wife Emma showed me the photograph on the computer of my desired nose, I was in tears of joy on the ride back to London. Julian did not promise this. He said it was only a guideline and we agreed on this. I had consulted with him three times and been shown photos of a woman and man who suffered trauma to their nose. He also showed me photos of some ethnic Indian patients and I was impressed by his eye for keeping the Indian nose “Ethnic” while improving it aesthetically.

Julian used Diced Rib Cartilage and Fascia Grafts and after my surgery he confirmed this was the only way to reconstruct my nose. I am also a Hindu man who is proud of his ethnic heritage. The morning after my almost six-hour surgery and a night of agony in the hospital bed from the abdominal wound was miraculous to say the least. Julian walked in with a smile across his kind face and said my surgery was 100% successful. Now nine months after surgery I have become the man that was shown to me on the computer screen. I regularly practice Yoga, which would have been impossible before this. I have only Julian and Emma to Thank.

My gratitude is as boundless and infinite as my love for God. Ten years of suffering and psychological agony was taken away from me. Thank you Emma and Julian.