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Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Dubai

Ethnic Rhinoplasty is a type of rhinoplasty that is done to alter or reshape an individual’s nose to suit their facial aesthetic without changing the uniqueness of the patient’s ethnicity.

Since different ethnic groups possess different nose characteristics and features, ethnic rhinoplasty procedure requires a unique and more advanced approach since different ethnicities around the world have varying nose characteristics both externally and internally. By taking all these unique features into consideration, the ethnic rhinoplasty specialist can produce natural results without deviating from the patient’s identity, in addition to balancing the facial features (achieving facial symmetry).

For the facial plastic surgeon or ethnic rhinoplasty expert to achieve the best results, he/she must consider the facial symmetry of the patient. For instance, most people of Asian, Hispanic, or African descent, usually have a broader nasal base, that comes with thicker skin, lower dorsum or bridge, and inadequate septal support. However, a normal rhinoplasty procedure tends to narrow the nostril base, create a higher bridge, with a narrowed tip which tends to lean more towards Caucasian descent.

Therefore, when it comes to ethnic rhinoplasty, the ‘imperfections’ are corrected with the patient still retaining his/her ethnic identity instead of leaning more towards a different ethnicity.

Ideal Candidate for Ethnic Nose Job

The ideal candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty should:

  • Have a nose that is too large or small with respect to other facial features
  • Have a wide, droopy of enlarged nose
  • Have a nose that is crooked, bent, or asymmetrical
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Be healthy both mentally and physically

How to Choose an Ethnic Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Having a successful ethnic rhinoplasty procedure depends highly on choosing the right facial plastic surgeon who’s experienced in ethnic rhinoplasty. He/she should be an expert in facial contouring procedures. Other factors you should consider include:

  • The ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon should not only be experienced but should be board-certified as well.
  • How the ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon’s technique differs from those used for Caucasian ethnicities
  • The number of ethnic rhinoplasty procedures performed on individuals of the same ethnicity as you
  • The type of grafting material the surgeon uses for the best possible results
  • He should have great reviews from his/her previous patients
  • He should be able to show his before and after images of previous ethnic rhinoplasty procedures performed by him.

Pre-Op Guidelines

After a detailed consultation with the facial plastic surgeon, and the patient has decided to go ahead with the ethnic rhinoplasty procedure, he/she must follow some guidelines before the actual surgery. These include:

  • Showering with anti-microbial soap the evening before surgery
  • Applying lotions, creams, or serums to your face is not recommended
  • Staying nil-by-mouth from midnight the day before your ethnic rhinoplasty. Any food in the stomach might create a risk of aspiration.
  • Refraining from drinking alcohol and smoking at least 24 hours before and 48 hours after the ethnic nose job.
  • You may be required to stop some medications and supplements including blood thinners, blood pressure medication, and some herbal supplements.

Ethnic Nose Job Procedure

Ethnic rhinoplasty is done under general anesthesia, and is specifically recommended for individuals of non-Caucasian ancestry, which includes people of African and Asian ethnicities, as well as those of Native American ancestry.

During the procedure, the nostrils are frequently adjusted to generate a more oval shape, and the bridge of the nose is either raised through grafting or other procedures as seen in African Americans, Hispanic, and Asian patients or dropped as seen in Middle Eastern patients.

To better complement the nose’s new shape, the tip of the nose may be reconstructed. The nasolabial angle (the space between the nose and top lip), can also be adjusted to create a more attractive side profile that emphasizes the jawline and the shape of the lips.

The surgical experience of each patient varies depending on their expectations and anatomical restrictions. The length of the procedure varies as well, with some surgeries taking up to three hours.

The ethnic rhinoplasty procedure can be performed either open or closed. Open ethnic nose job requires a small incision between the base of the nostrils whereby the skin is pulled up, while closed rhinoplasty is performed from inside the nostrils.

Recovery After Ethnic Rhinoplasty

The moment you leave the operating room, your recovery commences. You may experience pain, nausea, and nasal congestion when you wake up. This should not be a cause for alarm. Bandaging be applied to the nose.

The doctor may prescribe antibiotics, anti-nausea medication, and maybe supplements to treat the side effects of your ethnic nose job, according to your body’s specific requirements.

Benefits of Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Some of the benefits of an ethnic nose job procedure include:

  • Preservation one’s heritage and unique beauty
  • Minimizes nasal flaws
  • An improvement of the nose’s size, shape, and symmetry
  • Ethnic rhinoplasty takes your skin type and the possibility of scarring into account
  • Preserves the length of the nasal bone
  • It harmonizes and balances your facial features
  • Breathing problems or troubles caused by a deviated septum are resolved
  • Boosts confidence

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