What are non-surgical options for the Hispanic nose?
There are a few non-surgical options for the Hispanic nose. In order to answer that question, you have to understand a little bit about the anatomy of a Hispanic nose, which is different from that of a Caucasian nose.
For Hispanic noses, there tends to be a little bit thicker skin. They tend to be wider, especially at the base of the nostrils. The nasal tip does not project as much. In fact, the cartilage underneath the skin is almost pediatric. It just hasn’t formed with the same kind of strength that you would expect for the given age. In some cases, the dorsum of the nose, or the hump of the nose, doesn’t form as much.
In general, Hispanic noses will do better with using fillers, if someone’s adverse to surgery. Fillers are helpful for making the tip of the nose a little bit more projected. It also helps because the tips of the Hispanic nose are not so well formed. They are kind of amorphous. If you place filler in such an area to get the tip to be not only projected, but be more defined, that can look very good. Once you set the height of the tip of the nose, you can assess whether you should add filler to the dorsum of the nose as well. Not every Hispanic patient will need filler to the dorsum of the nose. That would be assessed on a patient-by-patient basis.
Patients who are Hispanic also tend to have thicker skin, so putting a lot of filler under the skin can also be hidden. If there are any small asymmetries, you can hide the asymmetries better with filler in a Hispanic person, just because that skin is a little bit thicker.