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Is Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty a Type of Open or Closed Rhinoplasty?

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the term “Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty”. In reality, it is a type of rhinoplasty performed on patients of Middle Eastern descent. Middle Eastern rhinoplasty can be performed many different ways and using many different techniques. If your genetic heritage comes from countries like Iraq, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, etc., call our offices to schedule your Middle Eastern rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Sajjadian. He is one of the area’s top ethnic rhinoplasty surgeons and has performed many successful Middle Eastern rhinoplasties.

What Is Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty?

Middle Eastern rhinoplasty is a type of rhinoplasty performed on patients from the Middle East. It can be performed using an open technique or a closed technique, depending on the patient’s needs. Middle Eastern rhinoplasty surgeons have experience addressing the unique nasal features present on patients from this area. These features include:

  • Nasal hump
  • Long, droopy orientation
  • Wide or bulbous tip
  • Thick skin

Many surgeons may offer rhinoplasty, but to obtain the best results you need a plastic surgeon that specializes in ethnic rhinoplasty. Look for a surgeon that has worked on patients with a nose and ethnicity like your own.

Open Technique or Closed Technique- What’s the Difference?

Middle Eastern rhinoplasty can be performed using both an open or a closed technique, depending on the patient’s needs. Both open and closed rhinoplasty have their advantages. Dr. Sajjadian will help you determine which technique is most appropriate for your rhinoplasty.

  • Open Rhinoplasty– During an open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made across the columella or strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. This allows the surgeon to easily access much of the nasal structure. Open rhinoplasty allows for more dramatic revisions, but does increase the risk of post-operative swelling and scarring.
  • Closed Rhinoplasty– During a closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are made inside of the nose. There are no visible, external incisions. There are limits to what can be accomplished using this technique. Closed rhinoplasty is typically more appropriate for smaller, more subtle changes.

For most Middle Eastern rhinoplasty patients, there will be a clear advantage to one of these techniques over the other. Dr. Sajjadian will make recommendations for your treatment during your consultation.

If you’re of Middle Eastern descent and are thinking about rhinoplasty, you need a highly qualified Middle Eastern rhinoplasty surgeon. Dr. Sajjadian is of the best ethnic rhinoplasty surgeons in California. Call to schedule your consultation with him today.