Question: Do most plastic surgeons have experience in performing nose jobs on patients of ethnicity?
Answer: Plastic surgeons are trained in the principles of rhinoplasty, which apply to nearly all patients regardless of ethnicity. Because rhinoplasty is a complex procedure, many plastic surgeons undergo additional training in this procedure, and this advanced training would also apply to virtually all patients. Some plastic surgeons have particular experience performing rhinoplasty in a given ethnic population. They may have a better understanding of the anatomic variations in this ethnic group, as well as typical patient goals. This degree of sub-specialization is rather uncommon, but it does exist and is a good option for some patients. However, any plastic surgeon well-trained in rhinoplasty should be able to perform a highly-satisfactory rhinoplasty on patients of any ethnicity. The most important step is to find an experienced surgeon with whom the patient is comfortable.