What Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
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.
Ethnic rhinoplasty, also referred to as an ethnic nose job, is a subset of nose surgery. Thanks to an ethnic nose job, individuals of all ethnicities can benefit from custom rhinoplasty surgery. But, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all ethnic rhinoplasty surgery. There are many nose types by ethnicity. As such, an ethnic plastic surgery must be tailored to their patient’s nose and other facial features.
Dr. Azizzadeh performs nose surgery for patients from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. Regardless of his patient’s ethnicity, Dr. Azizzadeh’s goal remains the same. He wants each rhinoplasty patient to enjoy a nose that complements their facial features and works correctly. To achieve his goal, Dr. Azizzadeh works diligently on behalf of his patient. He does everything in his power to help his patient accomplish their desired ethnic nose job treatment results. Dr. Azizzadeh verifies his patient can reap the benefits of a beautiful and functional nose long into the future, too.
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:
- African American Rhinoplasty
- Asian Rhinoplasty: North American, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino
- Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty: Persian/Iranian, Arab, Indian, Pakistani
- Hispanic Rhinoplasty: Castilian, Mexican, Mestizo
The goal of an ethnic or traditional 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.
Nose Types by Ethnicity
There is often a direct correlation between facial features and ethnic background. In fact, people may have noses of varying sizes and shapes, due in part to their ethnicity. For instance, a Caucasian nose tends to be narrow, while an African American nose may be flat.
For Caucasian and non-Caucasian patients, it is important that the nose works properly and looks proportional to all other facial features. Yet, there may be times when people pursue ethnic plastic surgery in the hopes of revitalizing their facial appearance. On the other hand, there may be instances when an ethnic nose rhinoplasty procedure is used to resize or reshape the nose and improve the breathing function.
Dr. Azizzadeh has performed nose surgery on patients across a wide range of ethnicities. If a patient is considering an ethnic nose job, he can provide insights into treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh can also assess a patient to determine their eligibility for an ethnic nose surgery or other facial rejuvenation procedures.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Treatment Options
Dr. Azizzadeh performs the following ethnic nose job procedures:
1. African American (Black) Rhinoplasty
An African American rhinoplasty accounts for nose issues that otherwise hamper a patient’s facial appearance. African Americans can pursue this rhinoplasty treatment to address one or more of the following cosmetic problems:
- Nasal bridge that is too low
- Short and/or wide nasal bones
- Oily textured nose skin
- Broad and/or weak nasal tip cartilage
- Flared nostrils
In addition to treating the aforementioned cosmetic issues, an African American rhinoplasty can be used to correct functional problems that make it difficult to breathe through the nose.
If an African American man or woman has trouble breathing through the nose and/or is coping with cosmetic issues that affect their facial appearance, Dr. Azizzadeh can help. By consulting with Dr. Azizzadeh, an African American patient can receive an ethnic rhinoplasty evaluation. If Dr. Azizzadeh believes this patient is a good candidate for an ethnic nose job, he can craft a personalized treatment plan for him or her.
2. Asian Rhinoplasty
Dr. Azizzadeh offers an Asian nose job designed for patients from the following ethnic groups:
Common cosmetic issues treated during an Asian rhinoplasty include:
- Small and/or short nasal bones
- Weak nasal tip cartilage
- Thin septal cartilage
- Low nasal bridge
- Prominent nasal hump
Asian rhinoplasty surgery can also be used to correct nasal obstructions or other functional problems of the nose.
Dr. Azizzadeh requests an ethnic rhinoplasty consultation with Asian men and women who are considering nose surgery. He uses the consultation to determine his patient’s eligibility for an ethnic nose job.
3. Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty
Men and women of Middle Eastern descent can receive a Middle Eastern rhinoplasty to treat cosmetic or functional nose problems.
A Middle Eastern nose job is intended for patients from several Middle Eastern ethnic backgrounds, including:
Middle Eastern rhinoplasty surgery can be used to treat various cosmetic nose problems, such as:
- Acne scars
- Thick nasal skin
- Weak nose cartilage
Furthermore, Dr. Azizzadeh performs Middle Eastern nose surgery for patients coping with problems that disrupt the nasal function.
Dr. Azizzadeh delivers comprehensive support at each stage of Middle Eastern rhinoplasty surgery. He ensures his patients know what to expect during each stage of treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh also encourages his patients to reach out with any treatment concerns and questions.
4. Latinx/Hispanic Rhinoplasty
Dr. Azizzadeh provides a Hispanic rhinoplasty procedure is available to men and women from the following ethnic backgrounds:
Common reasons why Hispanic men and women pursue ethnic rhinoplasty surgery include:
- Broad or droopy nasal tip
- Nose that appears too short
- Small and/or short nasal bones
Along with these reasons, Hispanic men and women consider ethnic nose job surgery to correct one or more functional issues of the nose.
Dr. Azizzadeh is happy to help Hispanic patients discover the best way to achieve a natural-looking and functional nose. He can evaluate a Hispanic patient to determine if he or she can benefit from rhinoplasty surgery.
Is Ethnic Nose Surgery Right for You?
With an ethnic nose job, Dr. Azizzadeh tailors his approach based on each patient’s ethnic background. His goal is to help his patient ensure that their facial features look proportional to one another and highlight their 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 nose job surgeons in the United States. He specializes in many ethnic rhinoplasty procedures and requests a consultation to determine if a patient qualifies for a nose job.
Ethnic nose surgery must be performed with precision and care. Dr. Azizzadeh only recommends an ethnic nose job if he believes his patient can benefit from it and if the procedure can be performed safely. In this instance, Dr. Azizzadeh develops a personalized treatment plan for his patient. He explains the plan to his patient and works with him or her to deliver the optimal treatment results.
Furthermore, Dr. Azizzadeh is committed to helping each ethnic rhinoplasty patient achieve a nose that fits harmoniously with the face, eyes, cheeks, and chin. Dr. Azizzadeh is available to help patients of all ethnicities achieve this goal and ensure that they can enjoy a nose that enhances facial harmony.
What Are the Benefits of an Ethnic Nose Job?
The benefits of ethnic nose surgery include:
- Enhanced Ethnic Facial Traits: Ethnic rhinoplasty brings harmony to a patient’s ethnic facial traits and helps a patient celebrate their family culture and history like never before.
- Rejuvenated Facial Appearance: With ethnic nose surgery, a patient can simultaneously reshape their nose and bolster their facial appearance.
- Improved Facial Symmetry: An ethnic nose job enables a patient to enjoy a nose that complements the rest of their face.
- Correction of Structural Defects: An ethnic nose procedure is frequently used to address breathing problems, a deviated septum, and other structural defects of the nose.
During an initial consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh provides his patients with full details about ethnic rhinoplasty surgery. He takes a holistic approach to ethnic nose surgery and helps his patients understand what to expect during their procedure and throughout the recovery process.
Am I a Candidate for Ethnic Nose Surgery?
Dr. Azizzadeh learns about his patient’s ethnic nose surgery 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 nose surgery procedure.
In deciding whether to have ethnic plastic surgery, patients should examine many factors that extend beyond the surgery itself.
For those who feel like their nose has characteristics that detract from other facial features, they may be good candidates for an 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
- Alar pinching
- Asymmetrical nose
- Bulbous nose tip
- Crooked nose
- Disproportionate nostrils
- Dorsal hump
- Droopy nose
- Flaring nostrils
- Hanging columella
- Short, upturned tip
- Upturned nose
Dr. Azizzadeh has received global recognition for his ethnic nose job work. In addition to creating beautiful noses, he performs reconstructive rhinoplasty surgery to restore the nasal function and breathing.
What to Expect During an Ethnic Nose Procedure Consultation
During an ethnic nose procedure consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh responds to his patient’s rhinoplasty concerns and questions. He also learns about the areas of the nose that a patient would like to improve, how long a patient has been concerned about their nose, and the patient’s rhinoplasty goals. Then, Dr. Azizzadeh will evaluate the patient’s nose to determine if a nose job is a safe, effective treatment option.
Dr. Azizzadeh recognizes the importance of facial harmony and balance and does whatever he can to ensure a patient is comfortable with ethnic nose surgery. He is happy to respond to patient queries after a consultation as well.
How Does Dr. Azizzadeh Approach Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Azizzadeh believes in a customized approach to ethnic nose surgery. He provides patients with a structure-based ethnic nose job that is congruent with their nasal framework and works to maintain and improve the underlying structures of the nose to deliver outstanding results.
Moreover, Dr. Azizzadeh learns about his patient’s personal needs and approaches each ethnic nose 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 surgery.
Open nose surgery involves the use of two incisions in the nostrils and one along the soft tissue of the nostrils. Comparatively, closed nose surgery involves two incisions in the nostrils.
Both open and closed ethnic nose surgeries are available. Before an ethnic nose procedure is performed, Dr. Azizzadeh determines which surgical approach can help his patient achieve the best-possible results.
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 nose 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 video call if a patient resides outside of Southern California.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty 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 results from some of his past ethnic nose job procedures.
What Are the Benefits of an Ethnic Nose Procedure?
- 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 nose surgery, patients can simultaneously reshape the nose and bolster the facial appearance.
- Improved Facial Symmetry: Ethnic nose job 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 nose procedure is frequently 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 nose surgery and helps patients understand what to expect during the procedure.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Before & After Photos
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 from some of his past ethnic nose job procedures.
Why Should You Choose Dr. Azizzadeh for Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
An ethnic nose job represents a life-changing procedure and can help a patient improve their facial appearance and self-confidence. Therefore, it is paramount to employ a highly qualified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon to perform this procedure.
Dr. Azizzadeh is a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon who devotes the necessary time and resources to aid patients. He is available to teach patients about ethnic nose rhinoplasty procedures, how they work, and their benefits. Also, Dr. Azizzadeh can determine if an ethnic nose procedure can help a patient revitalize their facial appearance without sacrificing their distinct ethnic facial features.
FAQs About Ethnic Rhinoplasty
How does an ethnic nose job differ from a traditional nose surgery?
During a traditional rhinoplasty, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon often fails to account for a non-Caucasian patient’s distinct facial features. Instead, the surgeon may focus on reshaping or resizing a patient’s nose without determining how to help this individual keep their unique facial features intact following treatment.
With an ethnic nose job, Dr. Azizzadeh strives to help a non-Caucasian patient achieve a nose that complements their unique ethnic facial features. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Azizzadeh studies a patient’s facial features closely. He then crafts a custom ethnic nose surgery treatment plan to help a patient achieve a nose that matches their facial features, leading to an improved facial appearance.
What is the goal of an ethnic nose procedure?
The goal of an ethnic nose procedure is to help a non-Caucasian patient simultaneously improve facial symmetry without putting their distinct ethnic facial features in danger. Following this procedure, a patient can enjoy a nose that corresponds to their eyes, cheeks, and other facial features. Plus, a rhinoplasty patient can reap the benefits of a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance.
Will my ethnic rhinoplasty look natural?
Dr. Azizzadeh wants to help a non-Caucasian patient achieve a nose that looks natural. As such, he devotes extensive time and resources to craft a comprehensive ethnic rhinoplasty treatment plan for each patient.
Dr. Azizzadeh takes a holistic approach to ethnic nose surgery. Prior to treatment, Dr. Azizzadeh meets with a patient and performs a full evaluation. He also produces high-resolution, multi-angled 3D photos of a patient’s nose and face. Next, Dr. Azizzadeh can determine the best way to create a nose that perfectly fits a patient’s face.
Can any facial plastic surgeon perform an ethnic nose procedure?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is a specialized procedure, and it must be performed by an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Azizzadeh is an expert in ethnic and traditional rhinoplasties, and he understands what it takes to help a patient achieve a symmetrical facial appearance in which the nose complements all other facial features. To achieve the ideal results during an ethnic nose procedure, Dr. Azizzadeh personalizes the treatment to his patient and their ethnic facial characteristics. That way, a patient can undergo a custom ethnic nose rhinoplasty procedure that both revitalizes the facial appearance and keeps their ethnic facial features intact.
Do I need to consult with Dr. Azizzadeh before an ethnic rhinoplasty?
An ethnic rhinoplasty consultation is required before treatment. The consultation allows Dr. Azizzadeh to learn about a patient and their ethnic facial features. Meanwhile, the consultation enables a patient to learn about nose surgery, find out how the procedure is performed, and get responses to their treatment concerns or questions.
How does Dr. Azizzadeh evaluate an ethnic rhinoplasty patient?
Dr. Azizzadeh examines his patient’s bone structure, chin, and lips. He also reviews his patient’s medical history to determine there are any medical conditions that may disqualify him or her from an ethnic nose rhinoplasty.
What are the risks associated with ethnic rhinoplasty surgery?
Ethnic nose procedure risks include:
- Recurring nosebleeds
- Pain and swelling
- Numbness in the nose
Dr. Azizzadeh explains the risks before surgery. He teaches patients about all aspects of rhinoplasty surgery and helps them make an informed treatment decision.
How can I prepare for ethnic rhinoplasty surgery?
Dr. Azizzadeh offers detailed instructions to help a patient prepare for an ethnic nose surgery. He sometimes asks patients to stop taking certain medications in the weeks leading up to an ethnic rhinoplasty. Dr. Azizzadeh may also ask a patient to stop smoking or undergo a lab test prior to treatment.
How long does it take to recover from an ethnic rhinoplasty procedure?
Initially, an ethnic rhinoplasty patient may need about one to two weeks to recover from surgery. This patient may have a nose cast in place and experience some bruising and swelling at this time.
Dr. Azizzadeh requests regular follow-up appointments to monitor an ethnic nose surgery patient’s recovery. Patients usually need to meet with Dr. Azizzadeh several times in the first 10 days after a rhinoplasty. Then, patients will be evaluated every three months and annually.
Additionally, Dr. Azizzadeh is happy to respond to a patient’s concerns and questions at any point during the recovery process. Dr. Azizzadeh wants to make the recovery cycle as seamless as possible. If a patient is worried about their progress after the procedure, Dr. Azizzadeh is available to provide support.
How soon can I return to work after an ethnic nose job?
An ethnic nose rhinoplasty surgery patient can usually return to work and resume other everyday activities approximately seven days after treatment. However, Dr. Azizzadeh generally recommends a patient limit their physical activity for up to six weeks following an ethnic rhinoplasty.
Can I travel after an ethnic rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty patients should typically avoid travel for about five to seven days after surgery. Furthermore, Dr. Azizzadeh recommends rhinoplasty patients refrain from strenuous activity for four to six weeks after an ethnic nose job. He also requests a rhinoplasty patient receive medical clearance before resuming a regular workout or exercise routine.
Can an ethnic nose job be performed in combination with other facial rejuvenation treatments?
In some instances, ethnic nose surgery alone is insufficient. At these times, Dr. Azizzadeh may recommend one or more of the following facial rejuvenation procedures be performed in combination with ethnic rhinoplasty surgery:
- Facelift: Treats wrinkles, frown lines, and other visible signs of aging in the face.
- Eyelid Lift: Removes bags from under the eyelids and/or excess skin on the upper eyelids.
- Brow Lift: Corrects sagging skin on the forehead.
- Neck Lift: Addresses loose skin on the neck and excess fat in the lower face.
If Dr. Azizzadeh believes an ethnic nose surgery patient can benefit from multiple facial rejuvenation procedures, he may recommend performing several treatments at the same time.
How much does an ethnic rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of ethnic nose surgery varies based on the extent of treatment required. Dr. Azizzadeh discusses the cost of surgery with his patient during an initial consultation.
Is an ethnic nose procedure right for me?
An ethnic nose procedure can be beneficial, particularly when it is performed by Dr. Azizzadeh. To determine if the procedure is right for a patient, Dr. Azizzadeh requests a consultation. Dr. Azizzadeh can then decide if a nose surgery or other treatment options can be used to help his patient rejuvenate their facial appearance.