On October 2 there was a news report featuring one Petra Bonilla, a young woman in New York who wanted rhinoplasty. She saved up the surgery cost and had the procedure done to modify the way her nose tip hung down too much. However, when the bandages were removed she was appalled to find that the tip had simply been removed rather than recontoured.

A few months later, she decided to try again and this time she did more research into potential cosmetic surgeons. She found one who specialized in ethnic surgery and the results this time were more to her liking.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), ethnic cosmetic surgery increased in 2008 to more than three million, eleven percent more than in 2007, but Caucasian surgeries dropped two percent to about 8.8 million. It is thought that the Caucasian patient base peaked earlier this century and is slipping because of the recession, but the ethnic patient base is increasing so quickly that the recession is not neutralizing it.

Perhaps it is all just part of cosmetic surgery becoming more widely accepted worldwide. In Brazil, it is regarded as trendy to be wearing a nasal cast to work after having a rhinoplasty.

Procedures Modified For Ethnicity and Gender

Since different ethnic groups have different facial and skin characteristics, it is natural that their surgeries might need to be done slightly differently. Some cosmetic surgeons specialize in Asian plastic surgery.

If you know that you have a particular type of face or skin, that should be part of your research when you choose your plastic surgeon. Bonilla had excellent results when she factored that into her search.

At the Cosmetic Surgical Center we offer plastic surgeries tailored to both males and females, as there are gender differences in the patient base as well as ethnic differences. Some procedures are very similar whereas others are modified according to the patient’s gender. For example, male liposuction often removes fatty tissue from the chest, chin, neck and waist, but female liposuction more often removes it from the abdomen, thighs and upper arms.

If you would like to know more about the plastic surgery procedures that would best suit your body type or facial type, please contact our office today for a free consultation. We serve both Dallas and Fort Worth in Texas.