Ethnic nose surgery is a type of rhinoplasty that aims to create a western-style nose, which is done by increasing the height of the nose, narrowing the nose, deforming the nostrils, and a number of other changes in the characteristics of the nose that make the tip of the nose clearer. This surgery is especially popular among people of African-American and Asian descent because most of them have flat, wide noses. Iranian surgeons are among the most experienced and professional plastic surgeons in the world in the field of ethnic rhinoplasty. If you are planning to have an ethnic rhinoplasty in Iran, read the rest of the article.
What is an ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is a type of rhinoplasty that addresses concerns such as nose size, nose shape, nose angle, and nose bump in certain ethnic descent such as South African, Asian (Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino), Latin American, and Hispanic. This type of rhinoplasty is different from rhinoplasty, which usually involves the reduction of the nose (removal of bone and cartilage). Ethnic rhinoplasty involves enlarging the nose (adding cartilage and bone) in people who have a flat nose, flaring nostrils, or other ethnic characteristics. The nose is the most prominent feature of the face, which has a great impact on the features and fit of the face, especially if it is very small, very flat or asymmetrical.
Who is a candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty?
The ideal candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty is in generally good health, is of non-Caucasian descent, his/her nose has reached full maturity (typically at around 15 years of age or older), and is self-conscious of their nose shape, size, or angle.
What happens in ethnic rhinoplasty?
The skin of the nose has no shape and its shape depends on the cartilage and bone beneath it. In ethnic rhinoplasty, grafts and implants are used to improve the shape and height of the nose. Usually, in this surgery, the surgeon removes the cartilage of the ribs or ears in order to use it to shape the nose and increase the height of it. The steps are taken to reduce the width of the nose and the nostrils are similar to other types of rhinoplasty. Before the surgery, your surgeon will show you how your nose will look like after surgery with the help of advanced computer imaging.
Ethnic rhinoplasty in Iran or anywhere else can be performed with either open or closed techniques. If the open method is used, an incision is made in the columella, just below the tip of the nose. The nose is then retracted and the nasal cartilage is fully exposed so that the surgeon can make the necessary changes. If the closed method is used, incisions will be made in the inner part of the nose. The structure of the nose will not be fully visible to the surgeon, but the scar will be hidden after the operation. An endoscope may be used during closed nasal cosmetic surgery to increase the surgeon’s vision.
General anesthesia is used for this surgery so you will not have pain during the operation. This procedure will take 2-3 hours depending on the needs of your nose. If other surgeries are to be performed at the same time as ethnic rhinoplasty, it will take longer.
What are the results of ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty in Iran or anywhere else may be used to:
- Gives height to a nose that is very flat.
- Enlarges noses that are smaller than normal.
- Improves the balance between the nose and chin and forehead.
- Reduces the width of wide nostrils.
- Reduces the overall width of the nose.
- Achieves better balance of the facial features and makes the face more symmetrical by a noticeable change in facial silhouette
- Improves the patient’s confidence and self-esteem
This procedure involves lifting the bridge of the nose and narrowing the nostrils in certain ethnicities. Because their nasal bones are relatively short, ethnic rhinoplasty requires a high degree of skill, and the plastic surgeon must be highly experienced so as not to damage the internal and external structures of the nose. Also, African American skin is usually thicker, making it more challenging to refine the tip of the nose. When performing ethnic rhinoplasty in Iran, your surgeon may also decide to perform another cosmetic surgery, such as a chin implant, to help balance and beautify your face.
How does the recovery period of ethnic rhinoplasty look like?
Recovery from ethnic rhinoplasty varies from person to person and depends on the method used and the extent of the work. Whether your nose surgery is closed or open, a splint will probably be placed on your nose for a week to support the basic frame of the nose. After ethnic rhinoplasty in Iran, you may have some swelling, bruising, and numbness of the teeth which is completely normal and usually disappear within 2 weeks.
The recovery period is usually between 10 and 14 days; However, most patients can return to work one week after surgery. The swelling of the nose will largely disappear after about a month. However, complete recovery takes 1-1.5 years. The scars of this surgery are very small and the incisions are usually made in places that are hidden from view, such as inside the nose or under the tip of the nose.
What are the side effects of ethnic rhinoplasty?
Side effects from ethnic rhinoplasty in Iran are rare and are minimized if performed by an experienced surgeon and you follow the surgeon’s instructions correctly. Some of the most common side effects are:
- Bursting of small blood vessels on the surface of the skin
- Permanent nerve damage
- Excessive or undesirable changes in the nose that require a revision rhinoplasty.
Why should I do ethnic rhinoplasty in Iran?
Every year, many people travel to Iran for ethnic rhinoplasty. The reason for this high demand is that Iran is known as the capital of rhinoplasty in the world and Iranian surgeons have very high experience in the field of rhinoplasty and are familiar with the latest methods in this field. The results of ethnic rhinoplasty in Iran are more natural and with a shorter recovery period. Another point that has made Iran an attractive destination for all types of plastic surgery especially rhinoplasty is the price of medical services in this country.
Ethnic rhinoplasty in Iran costs between $ 1,000 and $ 1,500, depending on the type of nose and associated medical issues. So, you can save more than 60% compared to the United States or European countries. Also, in other medical tourism destination such as Turkey, it costs about $ 2,000 and $ 4,000, which is almost twice the cost in Iran. Also, in other countries such as India, Pakistan, UAE, and Azerbaijan, the cost of ethnic rhinoplasty is almost several times the cost in Iran.
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