Asian, African American, Hispanic, and other ethnicities have unique nasal characteristics Dr. Dino Elyassnia performs individually-tailored ethnic rhinoplasty in San Francisco to improve the appearance and function of the nose while preserving cultural heritage.
Ethnic rhinoplasty in San Francisco can produce subtle changes that dramatically improve the appearance of the entire face. It can change the look of your nose and bring balance and harmony to your facial features without altering who you are or negating your ethnic characteristics.
Women and men have ethnic rhinoplasty to achieve:
- A symmetrical, aesthetically pleasing nose that fits the face: Ethnic nasal surgery can be performed to correct a hump on the nose, the angle of the tip, a nose that is too large or too small, and a myriad of cosmetic issues. Any changes made to the nose should be in balance with the other facial features.
- A nose that still looks like you: Nose surgery should be undetectable once you have healed from the procedure. The goal of ethic rhinoplasty is for you to look like yourself, retaining your ethnic characteristics, only better, with a more aesthetically pleasing nose and improved facial balance.
- Functionality: If you have difficulty breathing through one side of your nose or chronic sinus infections, you may have a deviated septum, in which the thin wall between the nasal passages is displaced to one side. In an ethnic rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Elyassnia can correct this problem, restoring function so you can breathe freely.
How is Asian Ethnic Rhinoplasty Performed?
Asian rhinoplasty is a customized procedure specific to this ethnic group. Many Asian patients have ethnic rhinoplasty to achieve:
- Stronger nasal bridge: A flat nasal bridge is characteristic of many Asian noses. Dr. Elyassnia can use a cartilage graft of the patient’s own tissue to build up the nasal bridge so it is stronger and more defined.
- More prominent nose: Ethnic rhinoplasty can enlarge the nose to balance the width of the Asian face. The nose may be lengthened to create better balance and proportion with the eyes, cheeks, and mouth.
- Improved nasal tip: Dr. Elyassnia can correct a weak nasal tip using tissue from the nasal septum or a cartilage graft from the patient’s own body.
What Sets African American Ethnic Rhinoplasty Apart?
Unique issues may be involved in African American ethnic nose reshaping. Dr. Elyassnia may refine a wide nasal bridge, reduce overly-large nostrils, or build up a weak nasal tip using cartilage taken from another area of the body. The goal is to minimize flaws and enhance the patient’s natural beauty while preserving African American ethnicity.
What Is Involved in Hispanic-Latino Ethnic Nose Surgery?
In Hispanic ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Dino Elyassnia combines artistry and technical skills to achieve an aesthetic that retains ethnic pride while minimizing cosmetic flaws. Depending on the unique anatomy of the patient, he may reduce a nasal bridge that is too prominent or use tissue grafting to strengthen a bridge that is too flat. He may also refine a thick or bulbous nasal tip.
What Issues Are Addressed in Middle Eastern Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Patients of Middle Eastern origin may have ethnic nose surgery to reduce a nasal hump, refine the nasal tip, or create a nose a more attractive balance with the other facial features. Dr. Elyassnia subtly addresses cosmetic concerns while carefully preserving ethnic heritage.
What Is Recovery Like after Ethnic Nose Surgery?
Recovery time with ethnic rhinoplasty may be slightly longer than recovery from nose surgery performed on Caucasians. Thick nasal skin, a common feature in several ethnic groups, can result in more post-operative swelling. Regardless, a majority of patients are out and about within 10 to 14 days after surgery.
To control swelling and promote faster “social” recovery, it is important to:
- Elevate the head while sleeping or resting
- Eat a low-sodium diet
- Stay hydrated
- Ice the surgical area
You may need to breathe through your mouth for a few days after the procedure. Dr. Elyassnia will prescribe medications to relieve any post-surgical discomfort. Blowing your nose will not be permitted for a specified length of time after you have had your custom ethnic rhinoplasty in San Francisco.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is specialized nose surgery performed on patients with non-Caucasian backgrounds. You may be a candidate for this procedure if:
- You are in good general health.
- You have a non-Caucasian genetic heritage originating in Asia, Africa, Spain, Latin America, or other regions.
- You want to correct cosmetic flaws and improve the aesthetic appearance of your nose.
- You want to achieve a more harmonious, balanced facial appearance with nose reshaping.
How Important Is the Surgeon You Choose for Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Nose reshaping is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the nation and probably the most difficult to perform. In ethnic rhinoplasty, anatomical differences among various ethnicities are an important factor. The plastic surgeon you choose to perform your ethnic rhinoplasty should have exquisite surgical technique and a deep understanding of underlying facial structure, along with knowledge of ethnic differences in nasal anatomy.
and Advanced Surgical Techniques
Dr. Dino Elyassnia ranks among the most highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeons in the San Francisco area. He has extensive training and experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery with a particular focus on the face. Dr. Elyassnia’s technical skills, innovative, less-invasive surgical techniques, and in-depth understanding of the nuances of facial anatomy combine to produce sophisticated changes in ethnic rhinoplasty that enhance facial appearance, define the individual, and preserve ethnic heritage.