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Ethnic Rhinoplasty vs. Traditional Rhinoplasty: What’s the Difference?

Dr. Sajjadian is an expert in both traditional and ethnic rhinoplasty. What does this mean? How do these two procedures differ from each other? Let’s take a look.

What Is Traditional Rhinoplasty?

Traditional rhinoplasty is a type of surgery where the appearance of the nose is corrected. Rhinoplasty can resize the nose, correct a crooked nose, change the nose’s tip, bring the nose in harmony with other facial features, etc. Dr. Sajjadian uses a variety of different techniques (including open and closed techniques, removing/altering/augmenting the bone, tip reshaping, etc.) to achieve stunning results for each of his patients.

What Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a variation on traditional rhinoplasty. The same goals are in place, to alter the appearance of the nose, but this surgery differs in that it is performed on patients of an ethnic or non-Caucasian background. Patients of Middle Eastern, Asian and African, descent tend to have different nasal structures and require a specialized and experienced hand for a successful rhinoplasty.

A skilled ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon, like triple board certified Dr. Sajjadian, knows how to balance non-Caucasian noses with other facial features, how to reshape the ethnic nose without causing permanent damage, and how to enhance a patient’s natural beauty. The goal isn’t to create a cookie cutter, little nose, but to reshape the non-Caucasian nose so that it enhances the patient’s unique facial features. There is no one perfect nose, be we can help yours look its best. The goal is to keep it natural looking and racially symmetric or congruent.

What’s the Difference Between Traditional and Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

Traditional and ethnic rhinoplasty are both rhinoplasties. They use the same techniques and methods to achieve the aesthetic changes. The primary difference is the structural variations between Caucasian and non-Caucasian noses. Ethnic rhinoplasty pays special attention to unique nasal structures and facial features creating a result that looks natural, not surgically corrected. Specialized techniques may be needed to achieve optimal results. Dr. Sajjadian often uses cartilage grafting to correct flat Asian noses, artificial implants to reinforce the nasal structure, and in-depth tip reshaping techniques.

While all rhinoplasties can benefit from a highly skilled surgeon, ethnic rhinoplasties are much more complicated and should only be trusted with plastic surgeons with the highest level of skill. Dr. Sajjadian’s triple board certification, as well as his experience with ethnic and traditional rhinoplasty, gives him a unique set of skills and training for successful ethnic rhinoplasties.

Contact us today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Sajjadian for traditional or ethnic rhinoplasty.