Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills
Ethnic rhinoplasty requires a significantly different approach than rhinoplasty performed on individuals of Caucasian descent.
Most ethnic patients today who are seeking rhinoplasty do not want the same nose that would be given to a Caucasian patient and instead are looking to improve their nasal appearance and/or function while still retaining their ethnic identity. Patients who want to learn more about ethnic rhinoplasty in Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, Santa Barbara or Montecito can contact Dr. Rami Batniji.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
While the nature of the ethnic rhinoplasty will vary according to each individual, there are some characteristics common among many individuals of African American, Asian, Hispanic and Middle Eastern ethnicity. Patients may have a broader, flatter nasal structure, as well as thicker nasal skin. The tip may be broad or lacking in definition and may require narrowing or refinement. A flat bridge may require augmentation while in other cases there may be a hump or bump on the bridge that the patient wants removed. Grafts may be necessary for additional support and these can be made of cartilage taken from the patient’s septum, ear or rib.
Why Choose Dr. Rami Batniji for Your Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Batniji is a board certified facial plastic surgeon located in Newport Beach, California, who has extensive experience in creating beautiful, natural ethnic noses. He is affiliated with several accredited outpatient surgery centers and hospitals throughout Southern California including Newport Beach Surgery Center and Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital. He performs ethnic rhinoplasty with either local anesthesia and sedation or with general anesthesia. The incisions may be located entirely on the inside of the nose (closed rhinoplasty) or an additional small incision may be made on the underside of the nose on the skin between the nostrils (open rhinoplasty).
Your Ethnic Rhinoplasty Consultation
During the consultation for an ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Batniji will ask the patient about their expectations and goals regarding the procedure. The patient will then be asked if they have any health issues or are undergoing treatments that could interfere with the surgery.
The patient will be examined to have a better understanding of their face and nose profile. The steps will then be explained to the patient, along with the expected cost of the procedure. Once the patient is aware of the price and has been cleared for the procedure, a date will be set for the surgery.
Your Ethnic Rhinoplasty Session
The surgical techniques used to achieve the patient’s desired ethnic rhinoplasty results will depend on several factors. These include the goals of the patient and the natural shape and size of the patient’s nose.
These factors will determine if the patient’s nose only requires removal of cartilage or if other techniques are also needed. In some cases, there will be a need for a cartilage graft to add volume or definition. In others, the bone will need to be reduced to achieve a narrower profile.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Aftercare
Following ethnic rhinoplasty, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, Santa Barbara and Montecito patients can expect some swelling, bruising and discomfort. Pain medication can help to alleviate discomfort, and the majority of swelling will fade within about two weeks. After one week, the dressings and splints will be removed and patients will be able to resume work and other non-strenuous activities.
– R. Stockton, Corona, CA