Many people strive to preserve their ethnic identity when they undergo plastic surgery procedures, specifically rhinoplasty. Yet most plastic surgeons perform rhinoplasty surgeries with a narrow emphasis on an “American” nose type. These surgeons fail to account for the fact that noses differ based on ethnicity and have unique characteristics that patients want to maintain after surgery.
Much in the same way that no two individuals are exactly alike, people of different ethnicities have unique facial characteristics that define their appearance. But primary rhinoplasty surgery often does not account for these characteristics, and as such, fails to help non-Caucasian patients get the best-possible nose job results.
Thanks to ethnic rhinoplasty surgery, individuals of all ethnicities can benefit from customized nose job treatments. An ethnic rhinoplasty accounts for the distinct facial characteristics of non-Caucasian patients. Most importantly, the nose job procedure helps patients enhance their facial appearance without forcing them to sacrifice the unique facial features commonly associated with their ethnic backgrounds.
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He has unparalleled experience in aesthetic and reconstructive ethnic rhinoplasty surgery and, as a result, his reputation as the go-to rhinoplasty surgeon attracts patients from around the world to theCENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery. In addition, Dr. Azizzadeh was one of a select few facial plastic surgeons featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for his groundbreaking advancements in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Before & Afters
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Ethnic rhinoplasty, or ethnic nose job, is a subset of rhinoplasty. It refers to any nose surgery performed on ethnic or non-Caucasian patients.
A primary rhinoplasty is performed with a simple goal: to help a patient reshape the nose or repair structural defects of the nose. Like a primary nose job, an ethnic rhinoplasty is used to ensure the nose is proportional to the rest of the face or correct structural problems associated with the nose. A facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon always considers a patient’s ethnic background prior to performing an ethnic nose surgery. The surgeon then tailors the procedure to the patient’s distinct facial features to ensure optimal treatment results.
Dr. Azizzadeh believes the term “ethnic rhinoplasty” is outdated. Although there are notable differences among the nasal appearance in various ethnic groups, each person has distinct nasal proportions. Dr. Azizzadeh understands the complexities of both primary and ethnic rhinoplasty procedures. He dedicates time and resources to learn about patients and develops personalized nose surgery treatments to help patients of all ethnic backgrounds accomplish their desired nose surgery goals.
With ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Azizzadeh tailors his approach based on each patient’s ethnic background. His goal is to help a patient achieve facial harmony while embracing a patient’s natural ethnic traits.
Dr. Azizzadeh possesses extensive knowledge of each ethnic group’s nasal features, which has helped him become one of the most sought-after ethnic rhinoplasty surgeons in the United States. He specializes in many ethnic rhinoplasty procedures, including:
Regardless of a patient’s ethnicity, the goal of rhinoplasty is to produce a natural looking nose that fits harmoniously with the face, eyes, cheeks and chin. Dr. Azizzadeh helps patients of all ethnicities achieve this goal, ensuring a natural outcome is delivered that brings balance to the face.
What Are the Benefits of Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
The benefits of ethnic rhinoplasty treatments include:
Enhanced Ethnic Facial Traits: Ethnic rhinoplasty brings harmony to a patient’s ethnic facial traits and helps a patient celebrate his or her family culture and history like never before.
Rejuvenated Facial Appearance: With ethnic rhinoplasty surgery, patients can simultaneously reshape the nose and bolster the facial appearance.
Improved Facial Symmetry: Ethnic rhinoplasty improves facial symmetry and enables patients to enjoy a nose that complements the eyes, chin, cheeks, and other facial features.
Correction of Structural Defects: An ethnic rhinoplasty frequently is used to address breathing problems, a deviated septum, and other structural defects of the nose.
During an initial consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh provides patients with full details about ethnic rhinoplasty surgery. He takes a holistic approach to ethnic rhinoplasty surgery and helps patients understand what to expect during the procedure.
Am I a Candidate for Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
No two patients are exactly the same, and Dr. Azizzadeh will listen to each patient’s requests to learn about his or her ethnic rhinoplasty goals. He boasts a complete understanding of the underlying structures in the head, along with the nasal anatomy of many different cultures. Thus, Dr. Azizzadeh understands what it takes to help a patient maintain the integrity of the nasal function and provide the best possible aesthetic outcome after an ethnic rhinoplasty procedure.
In deciding whether to have cosmetic surgery, patients should examine many factors that extend beyond the surgery itself.
If you feel like your nose has characteristics that detract from other facial features, you may be a good candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty. Some of the most common nasal features that rhinoplasty patients want corrected with surgery include:
A bridge that is too high or low
A nose that is too wide or too narrow
Bulbous nose tip
Short, upturned tip
Dr. Azizzadeh has received global recognition for his ethnic rhinoplasty work. In addition to creating beautiful noses, he is also able to perform reconstructive rhinoplasty to restore the nasal function and breathing.
What to Expect During an Ethnic Rhinoplasty Consultation
At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, we strive to make every consultation a unique and educational experience.
During an ethnic rhinoplasty consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh will find out about a patient’s rhinoplasty concerns and questions. He will learn about the areas of the nose that a patient would like to improve, how long a patient has been concerned about his or her nose and the patient’s ethnic rhinoplasty goals. Then, Dr. Azizzadeh will evaluate the patient’s nose to determine if he or she is a good candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty.
Furthermore, Dr. Azizzadeh will examine the entire face as part of the consultation process. By doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh can evaluate a patient’s chin, lips and other facial features and understand how they will be affected by an ethnic rhinoplasty procedure.
Dr. Azizzadeh recognizes the importance of facial harmony and balance and will do whatever he can to ensure a patient is comfortable with ethnic rhinoplasty. He is happy to respond to patient queries after a consultation as well.
For patients who live outside of California or outside of the United States, Dr. Azizzadeh offers Skype consultations so that you can meet him from the comfort of your own home and not have to travel twice to Beverly Hills. If you are interested in learning more about a Skype consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please call our office at 310-657-2203.
How Does Dr. Azizzadeh Approach Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Azizzadeh believes in a customized approach to ethnic rhinoplasty. He is committed to providing ethnic rhinoplasty patients with a structure-based rhinoplasty that is congruent with an individual’s nasal framework and will work to maintain and improve the underlying structures of the nose to deliver beautiful end results.
Moreover, Dr. Azizzadeh will understand a patient’s personal needs and approach each ethnic rhinoplasty surgery accordingly. He may use an open or closed surgical approach based on the complexity of the procedure and the area that needs to be addressed during the surgery.
What Should a Patient Expect After an Ethnic Rhinoplasty Procedure?
Dr. Azizzadeh recommends that a patient be evaluated several times in the first 10 days after an ethnic rhinoplasty surgery. The patient will be assessed every three months for one year and annually after the procedure, and a follow-up can be performed via Skype if a patient resides outside of Southern California.
Before & Afters
Dr. Azizzadeh’s expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery has made him one of the most sought after physicians in the world. Click the button below to view his results.
It is important to note that ethnic rhinoplasty requires a long-term commitment, and Dr. Azizzadeh will continue to work with a patient to ensure he or she enjoys long-term results.
Why Should You Choose Dr. Azizzadeh for Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty represents a life-changing procedure and may help a patient improve his or her facial appearance, self-confidence and more. As such, it is paramount to employ a highly qualified facial plastic surgeon to perform this procedure to guarantee the best results.
Dr. Azizzadeh is a leading facial plastic surgeon who devotes the necessary time and resources to aid ethnic rhinoplasty patients. He has earned his reputation as a globally recognized plastic surgeon and continues to support patients in any way he can.
Dr. Azizzadeh has produced numerous textbooks that have become a standard in the medical community and are used by many board-certified plastic surgeons as well as training programs for up-and-coming plastic surgeons. He is the co-director of the annual Cedars-Sinai Advances in Multispecialty Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Symposium and co-director of the USC Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program.
Schedule Your Consultation
To find out more about ethnic rhinoplasty and the benefits of this procedure, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh at the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery.