Ethnic rhinoplasty will be discussed by leading experts at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) being held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center May 2-7, 2009.
Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) May 3, 2009 -- Ethnicity has prevented some people from seeking plastic surgery for years, many fearing they would lose both their individuality and ethnic identity. But new procedures and specialized training in treating ethnic populations have opened new avenues for patients who previously were afraid to try many procedures, including rhinoplasty. Ethnic rhinoplasty will be discussed by leading experts at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) being held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center May 2-7, 2009. "Ethnic Rhinoplasty - Creating Shape While Preserving Ethnicity" will be moderated by William Adams, MD, and will include Nazim Cerkes, MD, Julius Few, MD, Jose Guerrerosantos, MD, and Susumu Takayanagi, MD.
The panel will highlight different techniques to enhance appearance in various ethnicities, through rhinoplasty, without obscuring the ethnic heritage of the patient. In addition, panelists will discuss ways to minimize and/or avoid scars; non surgical enhancement; and technical refinement that can add predictability to the outcomes.
According to recent ASAPS data, racial and ethnic minorities accounted for approximately 20 percent of all cosmetic procedures in 2008. Hispanics led minority racial and ethnic groups in the number of procedures at 8 percent, followed by African-Americans, 6 percent; Asians, 4 percent; and other non-Caucasians, 2 percent.
When presenting for rhinoplasty, said Dr. Few, "many of these patients simply want to have features more commonly found in other family members - not features of specific celebrities or other racial/et
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