Not all rhinoplasty procedures are created equally. Nose surgery on ethnic noses (including those of African, Hispanic, Asian and Middle Eastern descent) is especially difficult due to the unique nasal structure of non-Caucasian noses. If you’re considering ethnic rhinoplasty, take your time and make an informed decision. Stunning results can be achieved, but if the surgery isn’t performed properly, the results can be disastrous.
Choose Your Surgeon Carefully
Choosing the surgeon for your ethnic rhinoplasty is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Yes, you’ll want to select a board certified plastic surgeon, but is that enough? Additional specialized training can provide your surgeon with the unique skillset needed for successful ethnic rhinoplasties. Dr. Sajjadian is triple board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. As one of only a few surgeons to hold this distinction, he is uniquely qualified to perform rhinoplasty surgeries, and especially ethnic rhinoplasty. He has a deep understanding of the nasal structure of both Caucasian and non-Caucasian noses and is well versed in a variety of surgical techniques and methods.
Don’t Try to Change Your Heritage
One of the biggest mistakes in ethnic rhinoplasty is trying to transform an ethnic nose into a Caucasian one. A nose that might look stunning with Caucasian features can look undersized and out of place when paired with Hispanic or Middle Eastern features. Embracing your genetic heritage can help your rhinoplasty results to look more natural. That doesn’t mean that major changes can’t be made to your nose’s appearance, it simply means that changes should be in line with your overall nose and facial structure. This is one reason why choosing a surgeon skilled in ethnic rhinoplasty is so important. You need a surgeon that can help you to refine and craft a nose that will be in harmony with your other features, but that will also look stunning.
Work Closely with Your Surgeon
Crafting a new nose through rhinoplasty is truly a work of art. A skilled surgeon has options available including cartilage grafting, bulbous tip reshaping, and even nasal implants to completely refine and reshape your nose. Talk with your surgeon about the look you hope to achieve. Often your surgeon has many options available and can work with you to create a nose you’ll love. The best results come when surgeon and patient work together.
Don’t trust your ethnic rhinoplasty to just anyone. Call us today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Sajjadian.