Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic Rhinoplasty Newport Beach & Orange County

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. 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.

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.

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 a Middle Eastern descent include 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.

Balanced Rhinoplasty™

Dr. Sajjadian’s philosophy for each of his ethnic rhinoplasty surgery approaches and techniques is to deliver proportional, natural-looking, and harmonious results with other facial features. “BALANCED” rhinoplasty alludes to the nose’s overall appearance. In addition to ensuring the nose itself will have a natural appearance, Balanced Rhinoplasty™ enhances facial harmony between the nose and other facial attributes. Dr. Sajjadian’s comprehensive rhinoplasty knowledge and artistic approach enable him to create results that are beautifully proportioned. Further, Dr. Sajjadian takes special care in ensuring proper nasal function to improve the quality of life of his patients. Natural-looking results do not happen by accident; they directly result from his artistic eye, commitment to excellence, and never-ending pursuit of beautiful results!

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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.

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.

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Continued Improvement

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

You should be able to resume your workout routine in approximately 6 weeks. Here is a week by week suggestion of gradually returning to an exercise regimen:

  • First week – Raising your blood pressure can trigger swelling and a shift in your nose, so you should limit exercise to a light pace walk.
  • Second week – You can return to weight training on a limited basis. 25% of weights used and number of repetitions while avoiding head movement.
  • Third week – You can increase weights and reps to 50%. Cardiovascular activity can resume, with a 50% heart rate maintained. Avoid jogging and head movement.
  • Fourth week – You can increase weights and reps to 50% as well as heart rate. If swelling increases stop all exercises and resume the following week.
  • Fifth week – You may resume weight training and cardiovascular activity to pre-surgery levels. Monitor nose bleeds and swelling.
  • Sixth week – You should avoid contact sports for at least six months post operation. Swelling should be monitored looking for nose bleeds and swelling. Otherwise, full resumption of exercise is permitted moving forward after six weeks.

Non-Surgical Solutions for Ethnic Rhinoplasty

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.

Cost of Ethnic Rhinoplasty Newport Beach

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 Your Plastic Surgeon for Ethnic Rhinoplasty Newport Beach

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.


“I have worked out all my life, and after 2 children, I couldn’t work off the fat despite consistent exercise. I had never had a surgery like this before. When I came to Dr. Sajjadian, he instantly made me feel comfortable. Almost 4 months later I feel happier and I see the results, with minimal scarring. My stomach looks like it did before I was pregnant.”

“Dr. Sajjadian takes the time to make sure you understand what he’s doing and why. He’s a conservative doctor who doesn’t like to rush thing, because he wants the best results for you as possible. He’s kind, caring, and thorough. I would recommend Dr. Sajjadian to anyone who is interested in considering getting a tummy tuck.”

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“I trusted Dr. Sajjadian as I was able to see some of his cases beforehand, and the results were amazing. The Dr. made me very comfortable with what I wanted done. When it came to the surgery, I had very little bruising and swelling, and within 3/4 days I felt great. I have been back to the office since and would use Dr. Sajjadian again if I need any more work done.”

Why Dr. Sajjadian for Your Ethnic Rhinoplasty Newport Beach

Dr. Sajjadian is Double Board Certified, which is prestigious in Newport Beach and across the nation. 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.

Call our Newport Beach office at 949-515-0550, or contact us today to set up your consultation.

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