Ethnic Rhinoplasty Surgery - Dr. Arash Moradzadeh
Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and surrounding areas
Ethnic rhinoplasty focuses on surgically altering the nose without diminishing a patient’s ethnic characteristics. People of African American, Hispanic, and Asian descent have nasal features unique to their ethnicities. Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Jewish people have different nasal characteristics and cosmetic concerns. The goal of ethnic rhinoplasty, as with all nasal surgery, is to create a symmetrical, aesthetically pleasing nose that suits each patient’s face.
Ethnic rhinoplasty takes into account the specific internal and external features of each patient’s nose. Ethnic noses may require significant alteration of the internal structures in order to change the external appearance. African American, Hispanic, and Asian patients often have rounder, less protrusive nasal tips. The base of the nose and nostrils may appear wide. Specialized techniques include plastic surgery to change the shape of bone and cartilage inside the nose, grafting cartilage from elsewhere on the body to extend the nasal tip, and narrowing of the nostrils. Significant internal changes like these will have an impact on the function of the nose. Therefore, great care needs to be taken to maintain optimal breathing function and open airways. In addition to reshaping the nose, rhinoplasty can correct any obstructions or abnormalities of the nose.
Specialization and experience with ethnic rhinoplasty is essential to achieve results that suit each patient’s face. After all, every person’s nose is different. A cookie-cutter approach will not yield pleasing results for every patient. Individualized assessment and a surgery plan tailored to each patient are the basis of any successful surgery. The nasal proportion guidelines that plastic surgeons in North American are taught have not, traditionally, taken different ethnicities into account. Therefore surgeons like Dr. Moradzadeh have undertaken to learn techniques to recognize and accommodate ethnic features to achieve a result that retain the patient’s ethnicity. His goal is to embrace the cultural identity of the patient while remembering that beauty is cross-cultural. Creating a subtle balance, and maintaining some ethnic characteristics provides the most desirable result.
The Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty
Middle Eastern and Mediterranean noses usually have specific nasal characteristics. For example, they tend to be larger than the average Caucasian noses. They may also have other combinations of nasal features, such as thick skin with excess fatty tissue or drooping or ill-defined nasal tips.
Most ethnic patients seeking rhinoplasty want to improve rather than drastically alter their features. People of middle eastern/Mediterranean descent are not denying their heritage but rather are responding to the shifting standards of beauty. Middle Eastern/Mediterranean rhinoplasty has been on the rise over the past several years. In fact, global changes in standards of beauty have made rhinoplasty the number one facial plastic surgery performed today in Iran, Kuwait, and Egypt.
Rhinoplasty can reduce the size of the nose and elevate and define the nasal tip, while still creating a change that’s well suited to the patient’s face. However, this can be quite challenging for the plastic surgeon that often has to rebuild and reshape the nose to bring an overall harmony to the nose structures. Many times, the facial cosmetic surgeon has to re-rotate the droopy tip of the nose upwards.
Rhinoplasty surgery procedures for patients of Middle Eastern or Mediterranean descent can be done both in open and closed rhinoplasty techniques, depending on the thickness of the skin and the number of cartilage grafts that are necessary to create definition. Cartilage grafts in these ethnicities support and define what are often weak tip cartilages — creating definition without losing strength over the person’s lifetime.
Dr. Moradzadeh has performed many Middle Eastern and Mediterranean rhinoplasties and is an expert at understanding the nuances of such procedures.
Dr. Moradzadeh sees many Jewish patients who want to keep the natural features of their noses intact, while still improving their overall appearance, which can often involve a delicate procedure. In most cases, Jewish patients want to simply improve the shape or reduce the size of the nose. Generally, the Jewish nose tends to have a large dorsal hump and a prominent over-projected nasal tip.
Through his many consultations with Jewish patients, Dr. Moradzadeh has found that many prospective rhinoplastic candidates struggle with their own feelings about the procedure — balancing their desire for a more refined nose with the desire not to erase signs of their ethnicity and Jewish identity. A specialist in ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Moradzadeh is sensitive to the differences in nose aesthetics among ethnicities and has mastered the subtleties involved in preserving the patient’s ethnic heritage while also achieving his or her desired goals.
The experience I had with Dr. Moradzadeh as my surgeon was phenomenal. His unmatched craft coupled with his amazing bedside manner made for a very pleasant experience. Dr. Moradzadeh has gone above and beyond to achieve the absolute best and natural results possible.
One year ago, Dr. Moradzadeh performed a septoplasty/rhinoplasty on me. I was an athlete all through school and broke my nose multiple times while playing softball. After college, I wanted to pursue my modeling career but missed a lot of opportunities because of the external deformity of my nose. I saw a few local Facial Plastic Surgeons but after meeting with them, I never felt comfortable enough to commit. -Marry
For many years, I suffered from severe breathing problems through my nose. I had been delaying any medical procedures to fix the problem because I was uncomfortable with the process, especially the packing typically inserted into the nasal passages and the difficult recovery period. I went to see Dr. Moradzadeh for any alternative solutions. He described a quick, special surgical process that he can perform which alleviates the problem, improves nasal breathing and has no negative side effects. I willingly agreed since my discomfort was only getting worse. After the brief surgery, I immediately noticed the improvement. I haven’t been able to breathe this freely in years...-R.D.
He is amazing! Already recommended to family and My father is going in on Monday. An excellent doctor and so glad I was referred to him. :) His office staff is also on point and very friendly. What an awesome experience.-Diana
Very professional and skilled at administering botox. I highly recommend!
It was interesting to feel my forehead muscles trying to relax, but I took it easy the day I had my face done and although he said that the results show 7 to 10 days after... I noticed my expression lines chilling out 48 hours later. It is nice to have had a good experience and I am pleased thus far with the service.
I was pleasantly surprised at how the office is welcoming and they were even able to get me in sooner, as I was early. Parking is a little tricky, so I took valet across the street and it was about $10 (tip included). The doctor was friendly and gentle, getting the areas that I wanted to target....-Anonymous
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