Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic Rhinoplasty Overview

Treats: Size, shape, and asymmetry of the nose

Length: 2-4 hours

Anesthesia: Asleep

In/Outpatient: Outpatient

Side Effects: Patients may experience swelling and bruising around the eyes and nose, slight bleeding and stuffiness when breathing through the nose.

Risks: Anytime a patient has surgery, there is a risk of bleeding, infection, scarring, or side effects from anesthesia.

Recovery: Most patients return to work or school one week after a rhinoplasty. Some patients choose to take two weeks off. Patients are encouraged to start walking and doing light exercise starting two weeks after surgery. Full exercise can start 4-6 weeks after surgery.

Duration of Results: Permanent

Remarkable Care, Exceptional Results

ethnic rhinoplasty surgery before and after


“Dr. Kulbersh did an excellent job on my rhinoplasty. He created a beautiful nose that was a better fit for my petite face while maintaining the authenticity of my original nose. His staff is always polite, welcoming, and accommodating. I would recommend Dr. Kulbersh due to his double board certification, his extreme attention to detail, and dedication to his work.”

-Beautiful4857, RealSelf



It’s all about your nose. Ethnic rhinoplasty commonly refers to non-Caucasian nose jobs. Just as Caucasians have general similarities in their nasal anatomy and cultural paradigms of beauty, different ethnicities have these same qualities. Dr. Kulbersh identifies the unique goals of each of his patients to create a nose that fits their face. Dr. Kulbersh has distinctive techniques for:

  • Hispanic rhinoplasty
  • African American rhinoplasty
  • Asian rhinoplasty
  • Middle Eastern rhinoplasty
  • Indian rhinoplasty

The top aesthetic destination of the south, Carolina Facial Plastics, is led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh. With his team of cosmetic experts, a fully accredited surgery center, and a private recovery retreat all located in the heart of SouthPark, Carolina Facial Plastics is known for
unparalleled and natural-looking results exclusively for the face.

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Dr. Kulbersh practiced and trained in Beverly Hills, at one of the world’s most prestigious centers for ethnic rhinoplasty, and with one of the most successful ethnic rhinoplasty surgeons in the world, Dr. Paul Nassif. This exposure to patients worldwide allowed Dr. Kulbersh unique insights and techniques for achieving culturally specific results. He tailors his approach to each patient and carefully considers ethnic background when creating his surgical plan.

Dr. Kulbersh also owns and operates Fairview Surgical Suites, an exclusive surgery center for our facial plastic surgery patients. After your surgery, we invite you to book t room at Fairview Recovery Retreat, a state-of-the-art healing and recovery center staffed by aftercare specialists and medical professionals. Learn more about these two facilities by contacting Carolina Facial Plastics today.

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Dr. Kulbersh has performed rhinoplasty procedures on countless patients of Hispanic, African American, Middle Eastern, and Asian descent. A candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty is an individual in good health that wants to improve the appearance of their nose. A positive attitude and realistic expectations are also essential for a successful procedure.

ethnic rhinoplasty results

The primary goal of ethnic rhinoplasty is to create a nose that is in harmony with the rest of the face and respects the patient’s ethnicity.

Ethnic rhinoplasty patients commonly want the following procedures to improve the appearance of their nose:

  • Nasal bridge augmentation
  • Narrowing and reshaping of the nostrils
  • Removal of humps and depressions
  • Increased definition of the tip

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ethnic rhinoplasty before and after in charlotte nc

Previously, it was common for surgeons to perform rhinoplasty surgery on ethnic patients using the same techniques used for Caucasian patients. However, this approach left ethnic patients with a nose that did not harmonize with their other facial features or culture.

Creating an ethnically appropriate nose is critical when performing rhinoplasty on non-Caucasian patients. Dr. Kulbersh takes time during the consultation process to understand the patient’s aesthetic ideals to create a nose that meets their desires.

His knowledge of different ethnic facial structures and advanced surgical techniques provides patients with beautiful rhinoplasty results. Dr. Kulbersh does not treat his patients with a “cookie-cutter” approach because no two noses are alike, especially in the case of non-Caucasian nose surgery.

Recovery from an ethnic rhinoplasty surgery takes 1-2 weeks. You will have a splint on your nose, which Dr. Kulbersh removes after one week. Most patients can return to work or their daily activities, within moderation, 7-10 days after surgery. Read more about rhinoplasty recovery here.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kulbersh to find out if ethnic rhinoplasty is the right choice for you, contact us by calling our office at (704) 842-3644 or completing our online contact form.

Frequently asked questions

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a nose surgery for non-Caucasian patients. Dr. Kulbersh has a thorough understanding of different facial structures and aesthetics across all races and can produce results that improve the patient’s nose while still maintaining their ethnic identity.


Ethnic nose rhinoplasty benefits patients who want to improve the shape or size of their nose without losing their cultural identity. Dr. Kulbersh’s detailed approach to rhinoplasty in ethnic patients provides them with results tailored to their cultural ideals of beauty.


During your consultation with Dr. Kulbersh, you will spend a significant amount of time discussing the goals of your ethnic rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Kulbersh will ask you questions about your lifestyle and health history to ensure you are an appropriate candidate for nose surgery. Additionally, he will evaluate your health status, examine your face, and discuss surgery options. Finally, he will answer your questions and address all your concerns about the surgery and your likely outcomes.


The nose takes a significant amount of time to heal after a rhinoplasty nose job. After a month, you will start to see the results of your procedure. The swelling will continue to improve over one year.


Most people will not be able to tell you had a rhinoplasty. Many of Dr. Kulbersh’s patients have an improved facial appearance. However, their friends and family can’t figure out exactly why. The mark of a good nose job is a beautiful appearance without the new nose being the apparent source of the new look.


Rhinoplasty tip correction is a frequent request from patients of color. The ability to make a defined tip during an ethnic nose job is dependent on the thickness of the nasal skin. If the skin covering the tip cartilage is thin like a sheet, the changes made during a nose job will be noticeable. However, many patients that undergo an ethnic rhinoplasty have thick skin. In patients with thick skin, the skin acts as a thick blanket. This thick blanket makes it more challenging to see the changes made to the tip cartilage, limiting the ability to define the tip.

The cost of ethnic rhinoplasty varies from patient to patient and depends on the specific nose issues the patient needs to be corrected. During your consultation with Dr. Kulbersh, you will discuss the cost thoroughly.


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