Preparing for an Ethnic Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is one of the most requested facial surgeries so it’s no surprise that it attracts people of all different backgrounds. Ethnic rhinoplasty is the term used to describe a rhinoplasty procedure where careful consideration is taken to preserve the patient’s natural ethnic appearance. Many ethnic descents have distinguishing characteristics that contribute to a person’s identity. When a rhinoplasty is performed, it’s important to maintain these characteristics to provide the most natural result possible. Not every physician specializes in ethnic rhinoplasty, so if you are considering the procedure, it’s important to find an expert surgeon who is extremely experienced in preserving your unique features. Dr. Azizzadeh is world renowned for his expertise with ethnic rhinoplasty. Since his training at Harvard in nasal and facial plastic surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh has gone on to become an international authority in the field and has been recognized as a Top Doctor by the US News and World Report for rhinoplasty. He is the author of five best-selling textbooks including the definitive rhinoplasty textbook entitled Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty. Dr. Azizzadeh is double board certified in both facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology, which gives him an ultra-specialized insight into both the aesthetics and function of the nose. He is a leading expert in the fields of primary, revision, and ethnic rhinoplasty.
Why is an Ethnic Rhinoplasty Different?
Any time you begin looking for a surgeon to perform a rhinoplasty, it’s important to find a physician who values giving patients a natural result. This becomes even more important when pursing an ethnic rhinoplasty. No two faces are alike, and it’s important for the operating surgeon to know just how to preserve the traits that make you who you are. Often times, these special traits have to do with your ethnic background. Unlike a traditional rhinoplasty procedure, the goal of an ethnic rhinoplasty is to keep cultural identity in tact by creating a completely customized treatment plan. Dr. Azizzadeh specializes in ethnic rhinoplasty and performs this surgery on people from a variety of ethnic descents including:
- Middle Eastern
- African American
- Hispanic or Latino
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Recovery
As with any rhinoplasty procedure, it’s important to consider the recovery time. After surgery Dr. Azizzadeh checks on all of his patients the next day to make sure that they are comfortable and see how they did overnight. The nose will most likely be swollen and bruising may be evident. One week after surgery, the cast and sutures will be removed. This is an exciting appointment for patients, but it’s important to consider that there is usually still significant swelling at this time. Throughout the first month, great strides are made with regard to healing, and patients are able to return to their normal routines during this time. As the external swelling goes down, which will be evident when looking in the mirror, there is quite a bit of internal swelling that takes about a year to fully resolve. The more that patient’s research what to expect after surgery, the more prepared they will be for the recovery involved after an ethic rhinoplasty procedure.
Things to Look for in an Ethnic Rhinoplasty Surgeon
It’s important to select a surgeon who values giving patients the most natural result possible. The physician should be detail oriented and spend a great deal of time with their patients during the consultation to discuss and listen to their surgical goals. Dr. Azizzadeh treats every patient as an individual and tailors each ethnic rhinoplasty to their specific needs. He values achieving facial harmony in which the facial features work together to complement one another. Dr. Azizzadeh takes great care to preserve his patient’s ethnic backgrounds and provide a result that looks appropriate and natural.
Schedule your Ethnic Rhinoplasty Consultation in Los Angeles Today
At The CENTER for Facial Plastic Surgery in the heart of Beverly Hills, expert surgeon Dr. Azizzadeh helps patients achieve an aesthetically pleasing nose while maintaining ethnic features and correcting functionality. Call to schedule your consultation and begin working with Dr. Azizzadeh to customize a treatment plan aimed to meet your specific needs.