It wasn’t long ago that the prevailing goal in facial plastic surgery for nonwhites was to achieve a more Caucasian set of features. Much has changed in our cultural landscape since these early years, and today individuals from African-American, Asian and Jewish cultures are far more likely to aim for beauty that preserves their own ethnic identities.
One interesting recent article underlined the decline of rhinoplasties among Jewish girls and woman, citing a greater sense of self-acceptance in the population. And the shift hasn’t stopped there:
Interestingly, as more and more non-Jewish patients seek plastic surgery, they want to retain their racial character.
“The typical Asian patient who has eyelid surgery desires a wider, fuller eye that is natural looking to the Asian face and maintains an almond shape,” the ASPS wrote in 2010. “An African-American … may want to reduce the size of their nose to achieve a harmonious balance with other facial features, but is not seeking a nose that is more European.”
A welcome change, and one that I have seen in my own Los Angeles ethnic cosmetic surgery practice. Harmony and beauty know no ethnicity, of course; my role as the surgeon is simply to help you find the appearance that represents your best self.
If you’d like to set up a consultation today, please don’t hesitate to call my offices here.