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After Ethnic Rhinoplasty, Will I Look Like Others In My Ethnic Group?

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For men and women of certain ethnicities, undergoing cosmetic surgery can, understandably, be an emotionally conflicting process. On the one hand, a patient may be frustrated or unhappy with a certain part of their body and desperate to change it. One the other hand, though, he or she may be concerned that too much of an alteration will take away from their cultural identity. This is especially true for procedures performed on the face, such as rhinoplasty.

Internationally recognized board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Sadati fully understands the desire to enhance your nose while maintaining a look that is uniquely you, and is proud to offer ethnic rhinoplasty in Orange County as a solution.

Who should get ethnic rhinoplasty?

Ethnic rhinoplasty can be a fitting option for any patient looking to preserve an overall look that is characteristic of their race or ethnicity while, at the same time, enhancing or correcting certain nasal features. Dr. Sadati routinely performs Los Angeles ethnic rhinoplasty on men and women of many heritages, including:

  • African-American
  • Middle Eastern
  • Indian
  • Asian
  • Greek
  • Hispanic

What’s the difference between ethnic rhinoplasty and regular rhinoplasty?

The end goal of nearly every nose job is to enhance the patient’s natural beauty by altering certain characteristics of the nose. This can help achieve better overall proportions and accentuate other facial features, such as the eyes. What makes ethnic rhinoplasty beneficial for certain patients is that the surgeon utilizes a specific approach to address the unique nasal anatomy. For example, thick skin or bony nasal structures are common in certain ethnicities, and it is important that the surgical method is tailored to fit those characteristics. When performed by a surgeon that deeply understands the unique nature of an ethnic nose, ethnic rhinoplasty can produce stunning results.

What are the benefits of ethnic rhinoplasty?

Like any nose job, an ethnic rhinoplasty can enhance nearly every aspect of the nose. In fact, the benefits of rhinoplasty are more than just cosmetic; many patients enjoy improved breathing and better sleep after their nose job! Common concerns that can be addressed or corrected with ethnic rhinoplasty include:

  • Nose is too wide or too narrow
  • Nose is too large or too small
  • Asymmetric nose
  • Crooked nose
  • Hump in nose
  • Bump in nasal bridge
  • Hooked nasal tip
  • Flat nose
  • Nostrils are too big or too small
  • Deviated septum
  • Obstructed breathing
  • Difficulty sleeping

During your in-depth consultation, Dr. Sadati will carefully evaluate and discuss your cosmetic and functional concerns, as well as your desire to maintain a certain ethnic look, in order to formulate a personalized surgical plan for you.

How does ethnic rhinoplasty work?

Ethnic rhinoplasty with Dr. Sadati is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia and typically takes about 2 –3 hours to complete. Like most other top-tier plastic surgeons in Southern California, Dr. Sadati favors the open rhinoplasty approach, which involves incisions inside the nose as well as one tiny incision between the nostrils on the bottom of the nose. Open rhinoplasty takes slightly longer than closed rhinoplasty, but the benefits far outweigh the additional time in surgery. Using an open approach, Dr. Sadati is able to actually see the inner structures of the nose and make far more dramatic and compelling improvements, both cosmetically and functionally.

Following surgery, patients will wear a splint on their nose for at least six days to protect the delicate structures as they heal. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are expected during the first 1 – 2 weeks, but these symptoms can be relieved using medications and other recommendations provided by Dr. Sadati. It is critical that Orange County, CA patients adhere to all of their surgeon’s postoperative guidelines in order to ensure complete healing and an ideal result. This will likely include sleeping on your back and avoiding strenuous physical activity, among other things. On average, patients choose to take about 1 – 2 weeks off work after ethnic rhinoplasty, though full recovery can take several more weeks. The final results may take up to 6 – 12 months to be fully apparent as the tissues continue to heal and settle.

How do I find the best ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon in Newport Beach?

Trusting someone to perform surgery on something as visible as your nose can certainly be difficult, and it is important to select a surgeon that has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and skill in the very specific complexities of ethnic rhinoplasty. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Sadati is sought after by patients around the globe for his precision, artful eye, and unmatched talent in nasal surgery. If you are ready to finally love what you see in the mirror each day and feel like the best version of yourself, we invite you to schedule an in-office appointment or online consultation with Dr. Sadati today!

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