Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty (or nose reshaping surgery) is not a procedure limited to patients of Caucasian descent. African, Asian, Hispanic and Middle Eastern patients also have cosmetic goals that involve improving the size, shape or profile of the nose. At the same time, these patients usually want to preserve their ethnicity, seeking results that will fit with their facial proportions and overall appearance. The field of ethnic rhinoplasty is a highly specialized one that requires extensive experience, expertise and knowledge of facial standards for different ethnic groups to achieve the best possible results.

As one of the first authors to publish articles on ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Saad is considered an expert in this field. His studies have produced new proportions for the nose to create superior results, and he has spoken and written about his findings to advise other plastic surgeons on the finer techniques of this procedure. When you select Dr. Saad for your ethnic rhinoplasty, you can rest assured he will take your background, personality and desired results into consideration, along with the anatomy of the nose and facial proportions, to create beautiful, natural results.

Rhinoplasty (or nose reshaping surgery) is not a procedure limited to patients of Caucasian descent. African, Asian, Hispanic and Middle Eastern patients also have cosmetic goals that involve improving the size, shape or profile of the nose. At the same time, these patients usually want to preserve their ethnicity, seeking results that will fit with their facial proportions and overall appearance. The field of ethnic rhinoplasty is a highly specialized one that requires extensive experience, expertise and knowledge of facial standards for different ethnic groups to achieve the best possible results.

As one of the first authors to publish articles on ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Saad is considered an expert in this field. His studies have produced new proportions for the nose to create superior results, and he has spoken and written about his findings to advise other plastic surgeons on the finer techniques of this procedure. When you select Dr. Saad for your ethnic rhinoplasty, you can rest assured he will take your background, personality and desired results into consideration, along with the anatomy of the nose and facial proportions, to create beautiful, natural results.

Are You a Candidate?

Ethnic rhinoplasty may be the right choice for you if you want to enhance the size or shape of your nose. Specific concerns often addressed through ethnic rhinoplasty include:

  • A round, bulbous nasal tip
  • Bridge that is too high, too low, or features a hump
  • Nose that is too wide or too narrow
  • Disproportionately wide or flaring nostrils
  • Lack of projection
  • Asymmetrical shape or size

In most cases, candidates for this procedure want to correct imperfections without sacrificing their ethnic background. Dr. Saad understands that one size does not fit all when it comes to nose reshaping. Instead of focusing on giving you the most beautiful African or Asian nose, he will concentrate on producing the most attractive nose for your specific facial features and overall look. He knows that the most striking nose is the one you don’t notice, and one that doesn’t detract from your eyes and other special features.

Before Your Rhinoplasty

Your first meeting with Dr. Saad will consist of an exchange of information, as well as a full assessment of your concerns and goals to determine whether ethnic rhinoplasty will successfully meet your needs. Enhancing the nose is not just about “eyeing” the results, it is a complex evaluation of proportion and mathematical ratios based on the findings of early artists like Da Vinci and Botticelli. As a pioneer in this area, Dr. Saad will use all of the tools and knowledge at his disposal to provide you with results that are uniquely you, only better.

Options in Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Like other types of rhinoplasty, there are two ways that Dr. Saad might perform your ethnic rhinoplasty:

Closed Rhinoplasty

This technique restricts incisions to within the nasal passages, eliminating any visible scarring after the procedure. This option is often preferred with ethnic rhinoplasty since patients of various descents tend to have thicker skin that is at greater risk for significant post-operative swelling. At the same time, an incision placed on the outer tissue between the nostrils, known as the columellar, may be more evident in an African or Middle Eastern nose than it would on a Caucasian nose.

Open Rhinoplasty

The open rhinoplasty process does involve an incision on the underside of the nose on the columellar, providing greater access to the internal structure. When it is needed, Dr. Saad uses a Z-shaped incision that minimizes visible scarring once the incision heals completely. Patients in need of more correction may be better suited for this technique.

About Your Procedure

You will likely be given general anesthesia for your rhinoplasty, so you are comfortably asleep throughout the procedure. Dr. Saad uses incisions inside and (if necessary) outside the nose to access the structure where you want alterations to take place. Through these incisions, Dr. Saad can remove or add cartilage, while lengthening and possibly narrowing the nasal tip. Ethnic rhinoplasty typically takes a couple of hours to complete, and you will be released to go home shortly after your surgery.

The Recovery Process

When you go home after your rhinoplasty, you may have splints placed inside the nose to hold it in place as it heals. You should expect the surgical site to bruise and swell for a few days after surgery, which means you will likely look worse before you start looking better. However, pain levels after rhinoplasty are very manageable with oral medication, so your recovery should be reasonably comfortable and restful.

You will feel like returning to most of your activities within about two weeks after your procedure. Dr. Saad will advise you to restrict more strenuous exercise for longer to avoid any post-operative complications. The beautiful, permanent results of your surgery will become apparent once bruising and swelling subside.

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a highly specialized surgery that requires extensive experience, knowledge and skill. As a pioneer in this area, Dr. Saad has refined techniques in ethnic rhinoplasty that produce results that are naturally, beautifully you. Contact Dr. Saad today to schedule your private consultation and find out if ethnic rhinoplasty is the right choice for you.

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