Rhinoplasty in the Arabian population represents a surgical challenge because of the anatomical characteristics of a weak frame and thick skin.
To understand the anatomic differences in Arabic patients is the key to a successful result. Due to ethnic variations, cultural differences, careful preoperative consultation is important to understand the patient’s expectation with the limitations of the procedure.
The aim of this article is to review the characteristic features of the Arabic nose, which is a long nose with a dorsal hump and a pendent tip.
Key words: rhinoplasty, Arabic nose