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Who Is a Good Candidate for Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Sanan can treat patients of many cultural backgrounds with ethnic rhinoplasty. Most frequently, candidates are patients of Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, or African American heritage who want to address functional and/or cosmetic concerns with the nasal structure.
The nose must be fully developed for a patient to be a good candidate for this treatment. Younger patients will be advised to wait to undergo rhinoplasty until the nose has reached its adult size.
Patients who have certain medical conditions may not be suitable candidates for facial plastic surgery. It is essential that you provide complete health information, including a list of medications you take, at your consultation. This allows Dr. Sanan to determine whether ethnic rhinoplasty is a safe option for you.
How Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty Performed?
This is an outpatient procedure that takes two to three hours, on average. The length of your surgery will depend on the complexity of making the necessary adjustments to the nasal structure.
While each ethnic rhinoplasty procedure performed by Dr. Sanan is unique, every nose surgery involves:
It is important that the patient remains in a restful, comfortable state throughout the procedure, so anesthesia must be administered.
Dr. Sanan uses an open rhinoplasty technique, which involves a small external incision in the tissue that separates the nostrils.
Based on the patient’s treatment goals, Dr. Sanan will make precise alterations to the nasal cartilage and/or bone. If needed, he can graft cartilage from the patient’s rib to build up the internal structure and sculpt the desired nasal contours.
Dr. Sanan will use internal sutures to secure the enhancements. He will then close the external incision with sutures to finish the procedure.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Recovery
Nose job recovery periods range from six to eight weeks. Under-eye bruising can occur for seven to 14 days post-op. Swelling and discomfort in the treatment area can be expected for two to three weeks after ethnic rhinoplasty surgery. At that point, most patients are feeling much more comfortable and confident about the appearance of the nose and will resume social activities.
If a patient’s job does not require heavy lifting or other physically demanding tasks, he or she should be able to return to work after about two weeks. Follow-up appointments with Dr. Sanan allow him to assess how healing is progressing, so he can approve increased activity levels as it is safe to do so.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Results
Initial improvements will be noticeable after three to four weeks of healing. However, it will take up to twelve months for soft tissue swelling to completely subside and reveal the final outcome of your ethnic rhinoplasty. The results of this procedure can last a lifetime.
How Much Does Ethnic Rhinoplasty Cost?
There is a high degree of customization involved with this procedure, so the price of ethnic rhinoplasty varies. The complexity of the surgery, anesthesia and facility fees, and other factors will affect the cost of your procedure. Pricing details for your ethnic rhinoplasty will be included with your personalized treatment plan.