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Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic rhinoplasty

In the past, plastic surgeons practiced a one-technique-fits-all approach, delivering primarily Westernized results for all patients, even those who are non-Caucasian, particularly in rhinoplasty procedures. Today, cosmetic professionals have a much more sophisticated and educated understanding of aesthetics and provide patients with results that are personalized and respectful of each client’s unique ethnic and cultural heritage and background. Dr. Sadrian performs ethnic rhinoplasty in San Diego to correct imperfections of the nasal tip, bridge, and nostrils, beautifully balancing the features.

What is ethnic rhinoplasty?

As a centrally located facial feature, the nose can either act as a harmonious bridge between the smile and the eyes, or it can draw undue attention to itself. While each culture has its own idiosyncrasies with differences in size, shape, and structure, most patients desire a nose that is balanced, attractive, and refined. Ethnic rhinoplasty can help to address cosmetic flaws in the tip, bridge, or nostrils while maintaining the patient’s unique ethnic identity. The result is an improved look, enhanced self-confidence, and optimized breathing.

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How is the nose impacted by a patient’s background?

The nose reflects not only one’s immediate familial genes but also the larger ancestral background of each individual. The climate that impacted one's ancestors may have directly influenced nasal factors such as nostril height, width, and projection. Nostrils that evolved to survive in colder climates may have been narrower, while those that evolved in warmer climates may have become wider and larger. Climate is just one way in which the nose’s shape may be rooted in history. As a fascinating preservation of one’s genetic lineage, an ethnic nose can be among the most beautiful of features. Rather than erase what is culturally significant and meaningful, ethnic rhinoplasty simply seeks to adjust the parts of the nose that cause the patient to feel self-conscious.

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What are the benefits of ethnic rhinoplasty?

Dr. Sadrian's ethnic rhinoplasty in San Diego can help provide the following benefits:

  • Improved breathing
  • Long-lasting changes
  • A boost in self-confidence
  • Correction of structural flaws
  • Revision of the tip, bridge, and nostrils
  • Natural-looking and personalized results

What can I expect from my recovery?

After your ethnic rhinoplasty surgery in our San Diego office, you’ll need a friend or family member to escort you home and stay with you for the first stages of your recovery to assist with basic chores and childcare. Dr. Sadrian will send you home with a detailed aftercare plan along with the appropriate pain medications, antibiotics, and anti-nausea pills. Congestion, tenderness, swelling, and bruising are all normal symptoms after rhinoplasty. You should sleep with your head elevated and go for gentle walks in order to improve circulation. Within about 2 weeks of your surgery, you can begin wearing makeup again to conceal any lingering discoloration. Most clients return to work around this time, depending on their profession. You’ll need to avoid strenuous exercise for 4-6 weeks. Patients can expect to see changes right away within 30 days, but the true nasal form will be revealed after most swelling has died down at around 6 months post-op.

Who makes the ideal candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty?

If you are unhappy with your nasal appearance and are seeking a dramatic, long-lasting solution, ethnic rhinoplasty may be ideal for your goals. The surgery can help to reshape the nose without erasing or sacrificing your unique heritage. The goal is simply to refine the nose and balance it among the other features so that it suits your face. Ideal candidates are:

  • Non-smokers
  • Healthy, both mentally and physically
  • Willing to follow Dr. Sadrian’s instructions
  • Realistic in their outlook and expectations
  • Not taking any blood-thinning medications
  • Fully developed in terms of their nasal growth
  • Free from any significant medical conditions that might interfere with the surgery

Why choose Dr. Sadrian?

Dr. Sadrian is board certified as both a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. His elite training background, extensive expertise, and precision-oriented approach make him among the most sought-after providers of ethnic rhinoplasty in San Diego and beyond.

He cares deeply about realizing each patient’s individual vision for improvement and providing results that appear natural, seamless, and elegant. After pursuing a dental degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, Dr. Sadrian trained at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He then continued on his path to become a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, completing exhaustive plastic surgery training at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine located within the Texas Medical Center in Houston.

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The decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure is extremely personal. If you are considering an enhancement, you want to be confident that your results will appear fresh and natural – and like you. Dr. Sadrian is among the finest plastic surgeons practicing in the San Diego area and has achieved acclaim for consistently achieving natural-looking results. Schedule an appointment to learn more.


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