There are various kinds of rhinoplasty surgery to service the wide variety of patients who come seeking them. Ethnic rhinoplasties are specially designed to cater to the needs of non-Caucasian patients, those who would like to improve their nose’s appearance without losing their unique ethnic features. Among ethnic rhinoplasties there are subgroups for different ethnicities (e.g. African American rhinoplasty, Asian rhinoplasty, etc.).
There are also open rhinoplasties and closed rhinoplasties, which differ based on the method the surgeon uses to perform the work. In a closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon works exclusively through the nostrils, making it a scar-free procedure. The opposite is true of an open rhinoplasty, which makes use of an incision on the tissue between the nostrils.