Understanding the Ethnic Nose Job

An ethnic nose job is different from traditional rhinoplasty. Because different ethnicities inherit specific features, enhancing those special attributes is the secret to a well-done ethnic rhinoplasty procedure.

As one of the top nose surgeons in the nation, Dr. Moran has a firm grasp on the art and science of refining the nasal structure without erasing your culture. She tailors her surgical approach based on your ethnic background and ensures that your new nose fits in with your other features and amplifies your natural beauty. Continue reading to see what an ethnic rhinoplasty in Nashville can do for you!

Our Expertise: A Nose Job that Celebrates Your Culture

Dr. Moran has a thorough knowledge of each ethnic group’s features, and how the nose relates to them. She is particularly experienced in rhinoplasty for the following groups:

African American

African American patients often want to address a low nasal bridge, a weak nasal tip, and wide nostrils. These concerns can be addressed with cartilage grafts and slimming techniques to refine the nasal tip and decrease the width of the nose.

Middle Eastern

For our Middle Eastern patients, we commonly need to reduce the size of the nose so it’s more proportionate to the rest of the features. Depending on your unique needs, we can also slim a wide nose and correct a droopy nasal tip.


A wide bridge and a nasal tip that lacks projection are common among our Hispanic patients.


Many patients of Asian heritage are interested in improving a low bridge and a wide nasal tip. In these instances, Dr. Moran can graft cartilage to augment the nose and increase nasal tip projection, while also reducing the size of your nostrils and refining the tip.

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Your Private Consultation How We Plan for Your Transformation

During your consultation at our Franklin, TN office, Dr. Moran will ask about your goals for ethnic rhinoplasty, as well as specific aesthetic concerns you’d like to address. From there, she will evaluate your nose and discuss the surgical steps she can take to create a balanced nose that feels in harmony with your ethnic identity and the rest of your facial features.

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Are You a Candidate?

We can confirm your candidacy during your consultation with Dr. Moran in our Nashville area office.

If you are of Middle Eastern, African, Asian, or Hispanic descent, and you want to improve the position, size, or shape of your nose without losing an important piece of your identity, ethnic rhinoplasty may be an ideal procedure.

In general, to be considered a candidate, you need to:

  • Be over 16-years-old
  • Be in good physical health
  • Have specific and realistic expectations for how ethnic rhinoplasty can change your appearance

Dr. Mary Lynn Moran, M.D.

Dr. Moran is among the most credentialed plastic surgeons in the nation. She’s the only female Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Tennessee, and she has 28 years of experience running her private, concierge practice. 

She trained at Boston University, Tufts, and the University of Michigan, and is the first female president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She has been recognized nationally for her accomplishments in medicine and her exemplary patient outcomes. A sought-after speaker and educator, she is also an assistant clinical professor in the department of otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about Dr. Moran’s unique approach to ethnic rhinoplasty in our Franklin, TN office, please contact us today and schedule a consultation.

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