Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Orange County, CA

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Understanding that ethnicity is an important component of one’s identity, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Sadati is skilled at refining the appearance of the nose while maintaining the qualities and characteristics representative of your heritage. Having performed countless successful rhinoplasty procedures for discerning patients of Hispanic, African American, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Greek descent, Dr. Sadati possesses a rare ability to deliver rhinoplasty results that accentuate his patients’ natural beauty while preserving their ethnic identity. Whether you are interested in widening or narrowing your nose, decreasing the size of your nose, reducing a hump, or elongating your nasal tip, Dr. Sadati can help you achieve your desired cosmetic. Both cosmetic and functional issues can be fixed by rhinoplasty. A skilled facial plastic surgeon can adjust the size, shape, and position of your nose – making it more aesthetically pleasing and more functional. Following rhinoplasty, you’ll be able to breathe more easily and your nose will be in harmony with the rest of your facial features! 

Call the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery in Orange County, CA to learn more about how ethnic rhinoplasty can benefit you. 

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From 1997 to 2014 the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has compiled data from board plastic surgeons and otolaryngologists to compare what the national average is for each cosmetic procedure. 

Over the past ten years, Dr. Kevin Sadati himself has compiled averages, which reflect him to be well above these national averages. 

Surgical Techniques

Commonly performed under general anesthesia, Dr. Sadati will begin the ethnic rhinoplasty procedure by making small incisions inside the nostrils and very small one under the nose. He will then raise the soft tissues of the nose and reshape the underlying nasal structure to accomplish the cosmetic objectives discussed during your initial consultation. From there, Dr. Sadati will re-drape the soft tissue over the nose and close the incisions.

Closed Rhinoplasty

Also known as an endonasal rhinoplasty is an older surgical technique, a closed rhinoplasty means that all the incisions are made inside the nose. While this sounds ideal, the reality is that a closed rhinoplasty is a very difficult procedure to perform because the surgeon cannot physically see the nasal anatomy. It is similar for a mechanic to fix the engine without lifting the hood and fixing it by feeling under the hood. A closed rhinoplasty take less time to perform than an open rhinoplasty and can have excellent results if performed by a specialized, highly trained plastic surgeon. 

Open Rhinoplasty

Most Orange County plastic surgeons (including Dr. Sadati) prefer the open rhinoplasty approach. By making a small incision under the nose and slightly lifting the skin over the nasal structure, the surgeon can view the underlying anatomy of the nose. This makes it easier to create the desired precise shape because the plastic surgeon can see the cartilage and bone being altered. Revision rhinoplasties are always performed using the open method. 

The downside of an open rhinoplasty is that it takes slightly longer time than a closed rhinoplasty to perform. It also requires a more extensive surgical dissection of the nasal structures for precision framework, which may create prolonged swelling. To create stable structural support, the surgeon can add additional cartilage graft. Overall, an open rhinoplasty provides an excellent and stable result for patients. 

During/After Surgery

Depending on your unique needs and the complexity of your case, surgery can take 1 – 3 hours. After your procedure, you can expect to experience swelling and bruising. These symptoms are normal and will subside as the cartilage and facial tissue continues to heal. You will wake from surgery wearing a external nasal splint. This is required for recovery and must be worn for six days in order to protect your delicate nose. (Despite what you may have heard, we do not pack inside of your nose as a part of the recovery process. This is an antiquated technique that we have not used for more than ten years.) 

The average recovery for a rhinoplasty is four to eight days. Post-operative healing depends on the complexity of the surgery and how well you follow your post-operative instructions. We strongly recommend that you avoid any strenuous activity during your recovery so that you don’t cause additional bleeding and swelling. Allow yourself time to rest and recover from surgery! 

Ethnic Rhinoplasty FAQS

Nonsurgical options?

At the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a wide variety of facial contouring procedures including nonsurgical rhinoplasty. This is a great treatment option for those who desire minor adjustments without the commitment of surgery. 

will i look different?

Yes. It's important to have realistic expectations when undergoing cosmetic surgery. Rhinoplasty is a procedure that alters the overall shape of your nose, which will change your appearance. However, Dr. Sadati will use advanced digital technology to show you potential before-and-after photos. 

Emotional Recovery?

In the days after surgery, some patients question their decision to undergo rhinoplasty. This is not unusual. 

It can be traumatic to experience the incisions and swelling that occur following rhinoplasty. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, remember that you are in the early phases of recovery and this feeling will pass. Second-guessing your surgery is normal. These thoughts generally disappear within a few days as the healing occurs. Remember that you’ve entrusted your nose to a highly skilled plastic surgeon with many years of experience. After the incisions heal and the swelling subsides, you will feel wonderful! 

It is human nature to compare ourselves to others and to solicit feedback on our progress. Unfortunately, the input of family and friends can create emotional turmoil during your recovery. Please trust Dr. Sadati’s evaluation of your progress. He has conducted thousands of surgeries in Orange County and will advise you what to expect. 

Cost of Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can be performed for cosmetic and/or functional reasons. While insurance will not pay for cosmetic surgery, they do provide coverage for medically required nasal surgery. Our office is happy to discuss insurance coverage and to answer your questions. A personalized cost estimate will be provided as part of your consultation with Dr. Sadati in our Orange County office. 

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Recovery Time  
1 week
Average Procedure Time  
2-3 hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 week, 2 months
Procedure Recovery Location  
Out Patient
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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. All "Before and After" Images are patients of Dr. Sadati. Other Images may contain models. This website is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal medical advice nor the formation of a doctor/patient relationship.