What Do I Need to Know?
Today, with ethnic rhinoplasty being increasingly on the rise, many patients no longer request “westernized” noses but seek results that reflect their ethnic origins. Because ethnic rhinoplasty seeks to improve the appearance and function of your nose while taking your cultural background into consideration, it often involves very minute changes that nonetheless make a tremendous difference in the way you look and feel. In giving you the change you always wanted, our plastic surgeons will ensure that your ideal nose contributes to the balance and harmony of your facial features so that you may look more alluring but not unrecognizable. Oftentimes plastic surgery is most effective when it adheres to the golden rule: “the less is more.” You want to keep your friends and relatives guessing about subtle transformations that enhance your beauty without changing yourself beyond recognition.
At Pacific Med Health Group, experienced rhinoplasty specialists understand multiple challenges particular to ethnic rhinoplasty. For instance, darker skin can be thicker and more vulnerable to pigment abnormalities than fair skin. Furthermore, when correcting the width of a nose or the nasal tip, the surgeon must consider that African-American patients are more predisposed to having shorter nasal bones coupled with a wide nose base, while Asian patients are more likely to possess a low and flat nasal bridge with a bulbous tip. Whenever performing ethnic rhinoplasty, our surgeons strive to preserve these unique characteristics determined by your genetic heritage, while heeding your specific desires to give you the ideal nose you’ve always dream of.
Scheduling a consultation is a crucial first step in undergoing plastic surgery. It allows your physician to carefully assess your needs and discuss your expected results. Our staff is known to dedicate a substantial amount of time to an in-person examination so as to better evaluate the imperfections in need of correction. Realizing the importance of building a close personal rapport with patients prior to surgery, we insist on giving each prospective patient enough time to present reasons for requesting ethnic rhinoplasty and then going over every step involved in this procedure.
To ensure that the procedure goes smoothly, we will instruct you to refrain from smoking and avoid certain medications that may increase the risk of bleeding and exacerbate the healing process. It is crucial to be completely honest during the consultation so that your surgeon may obtain sufficient information about your prior medical conditions or drug allergies.
Our careful and personalized approach to preparing patients for plastic surgery is designed to eliminate miscommunication. As such, it allows our surgeons to effectively realize the patient’s vision of desired ethnic rhinoplasty results.