Of the different cosmetic surgeries available today, rhinoplasty is arguably the most complicated and delicate. The nose’s size, shape, and contour play a significant role in facial appearance. Therefore, even the slightest change to the nose can dramatically alter how people see you.
Patients considering rhinoplasty surgery must choose a qualified, certified, and experienced plastic surgeon to perform the procedure. Double board-certified plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Ali Sajjadian has helped women and men throughout Newport Beach and Orange County, CA. His reputation is such that even patients from other states seek him out for nose surgery.
Every patient who undergoes rhinoplasty has a unique face, features, and, ultimately, goals for their cosmetic surgery. These facts are true of all people, regardless of race, age, or ethnicity.
What Is Traditional Rhinoplasty?
Traditional rhinoplasty is a cosmetic nose surgery that alters the nasal structure while addressing various cosmetic concerns. For example, it can correct a crooked nose, resize it, reshape the nasal tip, and bring the nose in balance with other facial features.
Dr. Sajjadian uses various techniques to achieve remarkable results his patients find exciting. These include open and closed rhinoplasty, augmenting nasal tissues, tip reshaping, and reducing nasal bone and cartilage.
More commonly called a nose job, rhinoplasty is a surgery designed to address cosmetic or functional issues. Frequently, patients enjoy the best of both worlds, with breathing and aesthetic improvements achieved in the same operation.
How Can Rhinoplasty Help You?
Dr. Sajjadian performs nose surgery to enhance facial appearances and improve breathing and overall quality of life. Rhinoplasty can resolve many common and functional complaints about the nose.
- Width: The bridge is too narrow or too wide
- Size: The nostrils are too small or too large
- Symmetry: The nose is out of balance from one side to the other
- Crookedness: The nose is crooked or bends due to trauma or a previous surgery
- Upturned nose: The nose end turns upward, resembling a pig nose
- Hooked tip: The nose end turns in a downward curve
- Deviated septum: Obstructed airflow and difficulty with breathing
If you are not satisfied with your nose aesthetics or struggle with breathing, sleeping, or snoring, rhinoplasty can help. During your rhinoplasty consultation, Dr. Sajjadian will take sufficient time to evaluate your nasal structure carefully and discuss your cosmetic concerns and goals.
Once he explains your options in detail and answers your questions thoroughly, Dr. Sajjadian will recommend a customized surgical plan to meet your specific needs.
What Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is a variation on traditional rhinoplasty. Each surgery has the same goals – correcting nose function and addressing cosmetic issues. Ethnic rhinoplasty differs in that it is for ethnic or non-Caucasian patients. Women and men of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern descent tend to have unique nasal structures that require specialized training and experience.
Dr. Sajjadian knows how to blend non-Caucasian noses with facial features. He is an expert at reshaping the ethnic nose without causing structural damage, and he can enhance his patients’ natural beauty.
The goal isn’t to create a one-nose-fits-all outcome, but to reshape non-Caucasian noses to enhance each person’s unique facial features. There is no one perfect nose, but he can help yours look its best. The goal is to keep it natural-looking, racially symmetric, and balanced.
How Is an Ethnic Rhinoplasty Different From a Regular Rhinoplasty?
In traditional and ethnic rhinoplasty, you will need a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon with an artistic flair. Dr. Sajjadian employs a series of incisions, inside or outside the nasal structure, to manipulate the cartilage, bone, and other tissue.
However, his patients from specific ethnic backgrounds often have unique nasal anatomies, including a broader shape with less structural support. Therefore, ethnic rhinoplasty may require a different approach, including implants, grafting, or other techniques and technologies.
Your Individuality Is Essential
Your heritage most likely plays a significant role in your appearance and who you are as a person. For example, what if you are interested in a rhinoplasty, but don’t want your results to look like you have someone else’s nose attached to your face? In that case, ethnic rhinoplasty is probably your best option.
Patients interested in improving their nose appearance with a natural profile that fits their facial appearance need a qualified rhinoplasty plastic surgeon – one who will recognize your unique facial structure and respect your aesthetic differences.
As a double board-certified rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Sajjadian has extensive training and experience in all types of rhinoplasty. View his incredible before-and-after gallery to see examples of his work.
Differences Between Traditional and Ethnic Rhinoplasty
They are both cosmetic nose surgeries. They employ the same methods and techniques necessary to achieve optimal aesthetic changes. The main difference is the variations between Caucasian and non-Caucasian nasal structures. Ethnic rhinoplasty focuses on unique nasal and facial features, creating a natural result, not one that looks surgically corrected.
Specialized techniques may be necessary to achieve the best outcome. For example, Dr. Sajjadian may use cartilage grafting to correct a flat Asian nose or artificial implants to strengthen nasal structures or an in-depth tip reshaping technique.
While all rhinoplasty surgeries can benefit from a highly skilled surgeon, ethnic rhinoplasties prove much more complicated. Therefore, you should only trust a plastic surgeon with the highest level of skill. Dr. Sajjadian’s double board certification and his experience with ethnic and traditional rhinoplasty give him a unique set of skills for successful nose surgeries.