Westernization Rhinoplasty in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills
Today, many patients of ethnicity who are seeking rhinoplasty are looking to improve or refine their nasal appearance while still retaining their ethnic identity. Some ethnic patients, however, are seeking a more Westernized nose, or what is commonly referred to as Westernization rhinoplasty.
The goal of Westernization rhinoplasty is to create a more Western appearance to the nose without looking overdone. This type of rhinoplasty may be sought by individuals of African American, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern or other ethnic descent. While many changes can be made with Westernization rhinoplasty, common changes include increasing definition in the nasal tip to address a bulbous appearance, increasing the nasal tip projection, increasing the height of the nasal dorsum, and reducing the size of the nostrils.
Dr. Batniji of Newport Beach, California, is a board certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience in ethnic and Westernization rhinoplasty. He strives to create beautiful, natural look noses that do not appear overdone.
Dr. Batniji is affiliated with several accredited outpatient surgery centers and hospitals throughout Southern California, including Newport Beach Surgery Center and Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital. He typically performs Westernization rhinoplasty with general anesthesia or with local anesthesia and sedation. Incisions may be confined entirely to the inside of the nose for what is commonly known as a closed rhinoplasty approach or an additional small incision may be made on the underside of the nose on the skin between the nostrils for what is known as open rhinoplasty. Working through these incisions, Dr. Batniji will sculpt the underlying bone and cartilage to the desired new shape.
Recovery following Westernization rhinoplasty will involve some discomfort, bruising and swelling. Discomfort can be alleviated with medication. The majority of noticeable swelling should fade within the first two weeks. Dressings and splints applied to the nose are typically removed after one week. Work and most non-strenuous activities can be resumed within about one week.