In Los Angeles alone, more than half the population is Hispanic or Latino. Dr. Zoumalan performs rhinoplasty on many Latino and Hispanic noses. Ethnicities include Mexican, Puerto Rican, South American, and Central American.

The Latino/Hispanic Nose

The key to a successful Rhinoplasty is to understand each person’s individual’s anatomy. Most Latino noses have thick skin and a broad, bulbous tip. Latinos from different parts of the world have different cartilage characteristics. Often the nostrils are wide and need narrowing. Latinos tend to have mild to moderate side bumps. Some are large and need significant lowering.

Latina-girl-rhino-300x225The key to Latino Rhinoplasty is to understand what type subset of Hispanic Nose you have. Mexicans tend to have a flatter tip. Some Latinos from the Caribbean and South America have wide nostrils and a wider bridge. It is also very important for the surgeon to understand how thick and oily your skin may be. This is a part of Rhinoplasty that is unique to Latinos / Hispanics.

Does Dr. Zoumalan understand my cosmetic desires?

Dr. Zoumalan will use different maneuvers during your consultation to help understand your nose. He will feel your tip, bridge, and septum. He will look inside your nose as well. This will help him understand which subset of Hispanic Nose you have. After this, he will show you a virtual image of what your nose may look like after surgery.


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  • I was injured on January 7, 2012 in a mo-ped/scooter accident in Cozumel, Mexico. My entire body head to toe (literally) endured horrendous road rash, my nose broke & plenty more. The level of care I received from dr Zoumalan & his entire office was/is truly indescribable but I shall try!

  • It’s been a year since my septoplasty and rhinoplasty and I am extremely happy with my results.Not only has my breathing dramatically improved, I am sleeping better than ever. I feel healthier and it has significantly changed my exercise routine. I can definitely push myself harder and my workouts are longer and more efficient. Best part is I don’t get that winded feeling or stuffy or runny nose while running. I didn’t realize how many aspects of my life would change after the surgery.

    Lauren C.
  • I had a Face and Neck Lift on December 3rd, 2014. Dr. Zoumalan does excellent work! He is very thorough in explaining the procedure, and has an excellent bedside manner. I am so happy with my result. I would highly recommend Dr. Zoumalan.

    Carol Burt
  • So when I met with Richard Zoumalan, I gave him a picture of me when I was 42, and I said, “That’s what I want. Is that possible?” And he said, “Yes!” He explained what he’d do, and how he would do it. I had surgery less than a month ago, and amazingly, I look almost exactly like me, only about 25 years younger.

    Past Life Love
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