Excellence in Rhinoplasty
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Newport Beach, CA
Ethnic rhinoplasty is an advanced approach to nose surgery that helps patients of African, East Asian, Middle Eastern, or Hispanic descent achieve beautiful nasal contours. Patients of these ethnicities often have different nasal structures than Caucasians, as well as unique facial features. To achieve the results they desire, these patients should seek the services of a highly-skilled rhinoplasty specialist who has vast experience with various nasal structures and forms.
Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Ali Sajjadian, is double board-certified, making him well experienced in surgical and non-surgical nose procedures, including rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, preservation rhinoplasty, and more. He artistically sculpts the nose to achieve a beautiful facial balance and enhance a patient’s natural beauty. Dr. Sajjadian strives to create subtle changes in the nose to achieve natural-looking results. Under his outstanding care, patients achieve beautifully balanced facial features and feel more confident in their appearance.
A Guide to Ethnic Rhinoplasty
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Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty For Me?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is unlike traditional rhinoplasty because it requires special attention to patients’ unique nasal structures and facial features. For this reason, many African-American, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, and Asian patients travel long distances to undergo ethnic rhinoplasty under Dr. Sajjadian’s care. Using his outstanding surgical skills, Dr. Sajjadian gently reshapes the nose to produce results that improve the overall harmony of patients’ faces. He takes pride in the fact that many of his rhinoplasty patients claim that no one realizes they have had cosmetic nose surgery.
Excellence in Rhinoplasty
As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sajjadian has helped thousands of patients reach their aesthetic goals using the most advanced techniques and upholding the highest quality of patient care. Voted as one of “America’s Top Physicians”, Dr. Sajjadian takes pride in educating his patients and achieving natural results.
Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty
Beautiful Newport Beach is home to many with cultural and genetic roots in the Middle East. As such, Dr. Sajjadian has had the opportunity to perform ethnic rhinoplasty on many Middle Eastern patients. He is popular amongst the members of the Middle Eastern community and is well known for his natural-looking Middle Eastern rhinoplasty results. Common characteristics seen in the noses of patients from Middle Eastern descent include a significant dorsal hump, droopy and/or bulbous tip, and a long nose in comparison to facial proportions.
Your Consultation – Ethnic Rhinoplasty Newport Beach
Ethnic Rhinoplasty surgery in Newport Beach is a personal decision and should be done for you and no one else. In the initial meeting, Dr. Sajjadian will consult with you personally. He will give you a thorough physical examination and ask why you want ethnic rhinoplasty.
If you are a suitable candidate for surgery, he and his team will work with you to find the outcome that will fit best for you and your unique anatomy.
Dr. Sajjadian will want to know your expectations of the ethnic rhinoplasty. It will help if you are as specific as possible. Bring a picture of a nose that appeals to you. From there, Dr. Sajjadian will share with you what is possible, and what results you can expect.
With a goal set, he will describe his approach for the procedure. You will be given instructions to follow for your preparation which may include avoiding certain medications, quitting smoking, and taking care of your body.
What is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Suitable Candidates for Ethnic Rhinoplasty Newport Beach
Adult men and women who have the following may be good candidates for Ethnic Rhinoplasty:
- Realistic expectation
- Good health
- Oversized nose
- Oversized nostrils
- Upturned/droopy tip
- Bump on the bridge
- Bulbous tip
- Crooked nose
Facial Proportion, Size & Shape – Ethnic Rhinoplasty
It is a common procedure to reshape the nose. Increasing or decreasing its size may be included. The shape can be altered at the tip, the bridge, and/or the nostrils as well as the angle between the nose and upper lip. Breathing difficulties may be resolved in some cases. Dr. Sajjadian will develop a plan to see that your rhinoplasty results meet with the best proportions for your particular facial structure. During an ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Sajjadian will strive to keep your ethnicity, while aligning your nose shape to best suit your features.
Your nose is the central feature of your face and therefore the most dominant. Nose characteristics are inherent and fully developed by the age of 16. Any rhinoplasty procedure is unwise before this age.
Hispanic Rhinoplasty, Common Features
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What to Expect in an Ethnic Rhinoplasty Procedure
Ethnic rhinoplasty surgery is usually an outpatient procedure performed in Newport Beach or Orange County. General anesthesia will be administered for your comfort during the procedure.
With ethnic rhinoplasty, many non-Caucasian or East Asian patients require cartilage grafting in order to treat flat noses. During cartilage grafting, Newport Beach based Dr. Sajjadian extracts excess cartilage from inside of the nose or other sites, which is used to reshape the nasal structure. In some instances, Dr. Sajjadian may insert artificial implants in the bridge of the nose to reinforce the nasal structure and provide better nasal definition.
In addition, patients may need in-depth nasal tip reshaping to address large, overly bulbous nose tips. For others, Dr. Sajjadian may meticulously sculpt the dorsal hump to remove small pieces of bone and cartilage to improve patients’ profiles.
These sophisticated, detailed procedures require surgical skills and expertise. Dr. Sajjadian is skilled in performing advanced techniques of ethnic rhinoplasty in Orange County and Newport Beach.
As with all cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty should be done for you personally. Don’t expect rave reviews, as the changes were meant to be subtle corrections of areas you were self-conscience about. Other people might not have noticed.
Swelling, soreness, tenderness, and numbness are common after ethnic rhinoplasty Newport Beach. Mild bleeding may also occur after the first day or two. These effects should subside gradually over time.
It will be important to keep your head elevated at all times, including during sleep, and avoid strenuous activities such as lifting heavy objects and bending over.
Avoid blowing your nose and sneezing through it, if possible. If you need to clear your throat, sniff through the back of it. Leave any nose crust alone until removal of any splints. Any splints inserted will be removed within two weeks.
Dr. Sajjadian will meet with you several times during your recovery to make sure your healing progress is on schedule. He will advise you when it will be safe to return to work, school, or your normal routine.
It is recommended that you take two weeks off work after surgery, but some patients are able to return after a few days. You will experience swelling and bruising around your eyes and nose, so returning to work may be difficult within the two week time period.
You will notice improvements from Dr. Sajjadian’s surgery after the initial swelling and bruising go down. The residual swelling could remain for up to one year, but will not be noticeable to anyone other than you. Your desired outcome will be more realized each week, with your appearance improving gradually as your nose swelling continues to subside. Results will be permanent with ethnic rhinoplasty, so it is important to pick the right surgeon to do the procedure.
Post Operation Exercise
While the majority of Dr. Sajjadian’s rhinoplasty patients are interested in the traditional rhinoplasty procedure, he also offers these other options at his Newport Beach rhinoplasty and plastic surgery center:
Raising your blood pressure can trigger swelling and a shift in your nose, so you should limit exercise to a light pace walk.
Why Dr. Sajjadian for Your Ethnic Rhinoplasty Newport Beach & Orange County
Dr. Ali Sajjadian is one of few plastic surgeons in Newport Beach and the United States who is Double Board Certified. He holds certifications from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is experienced performing ethnic rhinoplasty on patients with many diverse backgrounds including those with a heritage from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Newport Beach’s Dr. Sajjadian has dedicated his career to developing and implementing advanced techniques in the field of cosmetic surgery, achieving minimal patient discomfort, and natural appearance.
Dr. Sajjadian has been recognized as “Physician of Excellence” by his peers and the Orange County Medical Society. He has also been honored as co-chair of educational symposiums by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
Add to the list “Most Compassionate Physician Award”, “America’s Top Plastic Surgeon”, “Patients Best Choice Award”, “America’s Top Physicians”, and “California’s Favorite Physician Award”, and you have one of the more decorated plastic surgeons in Southern California.
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Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Orange County, CA FAQs
Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the procedures that Dr. Sajjadian is best known for. Patients travel across the country to have Dr. Sajjadian perform their ethnic rhinoplasty. Although surgery provides a more dramatic transformation, there are additional options for nasal correction. Some patients can improve their appearance without surgery, using non-surgical rhinoplasty techniques.
To perform a non-surgical ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Sajjadian will use dermal fillers to add volume to the nose and surrounding tissues. This can balance the nose’s appearance, and in many cases causes the nose to appear smaller and less pronounced.
Results are temporary and re-treatment every few months will be necessary to maintain your appearance, but if you’re not ready for surgery, a non-surgical rhinoplasty is a good solution.
The cost for ethnic rhinoplasty is an important factor for many patients. There is no standard pricing due to differences in anatomy and objectives. For more specific information about the cost of rhinoplasty and available financing options, please contact our Newport Beach practice today.
Choosing an ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon in Newport Beach is important because any licensed physician can legally perform ethnic rhinoplasty.
It is vital for your plastic surgeon to have the right qualifications and credentials. These include board certification, and good standing within the community and medical industry. Education, experience, and satisfied patients are also important.
The support staff is also significant. Make sure they are professional, friendly and caring. These will be the people to lean on during your recovery. Make sure you are comfortable with the entire team.
It is very important to do your research and visit with the doctor personally. It is also imperative to visit the facility where the surgery will take place. Don’t rush! You should make the time to get well informed.