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Ethnic rhinoplasty is a specialized cosmetic surgery tailored to enhance the appearance of the nose while preserving the unique ethnic characteristics of the individual. Dr. Singh offers ethnic rhinoplasties in Minneapolis to patients who seek to improve the appearance and functionality of their noses while conforming to their aesthetic goals, facial structure, and cultural and ethnic identity.

Enhance Your Nasal Appearance
While Respecting Your Ethnic Identity

Every ethnicity carries distinct nasal characteristics. From the broader and flatter noses seen in African and African-American populations to the more prominent dorsal humps found in Middle Eastern and South Asian individuals, these traits are integral to one’s identity. Unfortunately, the standardized Eurocentric approach often employed in rhinoplasty can inadvertently erase these essential ethnic attributes. Many surgeons default to a one-size-fits-all method that neglects the nuances of different ethnicities, risking the erasure of a crucial facet of an individual’s identity.

women of different backgrounds after ethnic rhinoplasties in Minneapolis

Celebrating Identity

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a specialized surgical procedure tailored to respect these distinctive ethnic nasal features. It considers the specific characteristics of each ethnicity to achieve harmony between the nose and the rest of the face while preserving and accentuating the patient’s unique cultural identity. Ethnic rhinoplasties in Minneapolis may involve alterations such as reducing or augmenting the nasal bridge, refining the tip, or adjusting nostril size, all with careful consideration of the patient’s aesthetic goals, ethnicity, and facial structure.

Your Ethnic Rhinoplasty Experience


During your consultation, you will meet with Dr. Singh. He will carefully assess your unique facial features and discuss your goals and concerns. Expect a thorough examination of your nose’s current structure and a detailed conversation about the desired changes. Your surgeon will explain the procedure, potential risks, and recovery process. Together, you’ll develop a customized plan to achieve the nose shape that aligns with your goals.


Dr. Singh will make incisions inside your nostrils or along the columella (the narrow strip of tissue between your nostrils) to access the underlying nasal structure. He will reshape your nose by sculpting and repositioning the cartilage and bone. Whether you want to refine the bridge, reduce a hump, or reshape the tip, Dr. Singh ensures the procedure is tailored to your needs. Finally, the incisions are closed, and a splint or packing may be placed.


After your ethnic rhinoplasty in Minneapolis, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort around your nose and eyes in the initial days. You’ll have a splint on your nose for a week, and nasal packing, if used, will be removed within a few days. During this time, it’s crucial to keep your head elevated to minimize swelling. Over the next few weeks, the swelling will gradually subside, and you’ll start to see the initial results. However, the full results can take several months to become evident.

Reasons to Consider Ethnic Rhinoplasty:

  • Desire for a nose that better complements one’s ethnic features
  • Correction of nasal imperfections or asymmetry
  • Reducing a prominent nasal hump or bump
  • Narrowing or widening the nasal bridge
  • Enhancing overall facial symmetry
  • Adapting the nose to match cultural or familial expectations
  • Reshaping the nostrils or tip of the nose to align with your goals
  • Correcting previous rhinoplasty procedures that did not meet expectations
woman after ethnic rhinoplasty in Minneapolis

Ethnic Rhinoplasty FAQs

What are the common concerns that ethnic rhinoplasty can address?

Ethnic rhinoplasty can address a range of concerns, including reducing a nasal hump, refining the nasal tip, narrowing or widening the nasal bridge, correcting asymmetry, and improving overall facial balance. It can also help with functional issues, such as breathing difficulties caused by structural nasal problems. An ethnic rhinoplasty in Minneapolis can address all nose-related concerns, but it does so while conforming to the patient’s ethnic identity.

Is ethnic rhinoplasty a painful procedure?

Patients may experience some discomfort and swelling after ethnic rhinoplasty, but it is generally manageable with prescribed pain medication. The level of discomfort varies among individuals, and most find that any discomfort subsides within a few days.

Are there any risks or complications associated with ethnic rhinoplasty?

Like any surgical procedure, ethnic rhinoplasty carries some risks, including infection, bleeding, scarring, or asymmetry. However, choosing a skilled surgeon like Dr. Singh can significantly reduce the likelihood of complications. It’s crucial to discuss potential risks and concerns with your surgeon during your consultation to make an informed decision.

Can I customize the changes to my nose in ethnic rhinoplasty?

Yes, ethnic rhinoplasty is highly customizable. Your surgeon will work closely with you to understand your specific goals and preferences. He will help you achieve the desired balance between preserving your ethnic identity and achieving the aesthetic changes you desire.

Dr. Kuldeep Singh

Dr. Kuldeep Singh is a highly-trained plastic surgeon, having completed an impressive six-year plastic surgery fellowship at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He has also authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and has been a distinguished presenter at national conferences, particularly on topics related to aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Singh is celebrated for his ability to deliver natural-looking results. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Singh today to achieve your desired aesthetic goals with an ethnic rhinoplasty in Minneapolis.

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