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Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Atlanta, GA

Due to the complex nature of each person’s unique features, rhinoplasty can’t be approached with a one size fits all method. It’s known that roughly 74% of rhinoplasty patients are caucasian, but many of the tropes used to fit the “ideal” caucasian nose don’t do much to preserve the unique features and identity of an ethnic nose.

Utilizing caucasian rhinoplasty techniques can lead to an increased risk of revision work and potential complications with breathing. When it comes to people of color looking for help with rhinoplasty work, what are their options regarding the types of procedures and techniques?

What are the types of ethnic rhinoplasty procedures?

Whether it’s Asian, Native American, or African-American rhinoplasty, each requires specialized methods to uphold their identity while simultaneously achieving the results they’re looking for. There are a variety of procedures to choose from, and the ethnic rhinoplasty Atlanta can offer covers everything you might need. It’s important to understand how they vary to determine which option is right for you.

A few common ethnic nose job procedures include:

  • Augmentation: This is a common procedure regardless of your ethnicity. The process includes making minor changes to the definition and angles of your nose, with an aim to provide balance and more proportionality.
  • Reduction: With this procedure, we can help reduce the overall size of your nose while preserving unique aspects of its shape. This procedure entails removing various amounts of bone and cartilage from underlying structures while bringing the nose a bit closer to the face.
  • Revision: If you’ve had a rhinoplasty procedure in the past but didn’t get the desired results, revision work can be pretty common. It can be a rather complex process, and you can also expect some scar tissue to form. Revision rhinoplasty requires an adaptable level of expertise for the best possible outcome.
  • Projection: In some circumstances, you may want to actually enlarge the size of your nose. Although this may not always be the norm, it’s still a viable solution to getting the particular aesthetic you want. The process entails grafting cartilage from the septum or from the underlying structure in flatter areas of the nose. This can help the nose stick out further, providing a narrower and sometimes sharper, balanced look.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty Cost

The cost of an ethnic rhinoplasty procedure can vary quite a bit as it considers the amount of work needed, the types of procedures used, your surgeon, and even your location. There are many aspects that play into the final cost, but you can expect such a procedure to cost anywhere between $3,000 and $10,000 on average.

Of course, this is bound to vary, but you can take advantage of payment plans to make it easier to pay over time. However, it should be noted that your insurance company may not cover it, as rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure. In the circumstance that you need rhinoplasty for a medical reason, your insurance may be able to help, but this isn’t always the case.

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Ethnic rhinoplasty may include a range of different techniques, but that doesn’t mean your desired results aren’t feasible. Many aspects of the procedure are similar to standard procedures, but it’s possible to retain your ethnic identity in the process.

If you’re looking to make adjustments to the shape, size, or general aesthetics of your nose that can be done in line with keeping some unique features in place. For an initial consultation to determine which approach is right for you, give us a call at 678-902-9495, and we’ll be happy to walk you through the process.

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ETHNIC RHINOPLASTY FAQS

Focusing on a specialized aspect of nose surgery, ethnic rhinoplasty helps to make alterations to the patient’s nose without compromising its ethnic characteristics. This can’t be achieved with a standard approach as the procedure must be catered to the ethnic features of each patient’s nose. The process considers both internal and external features of the nose to achieve the best results, inside and out.

The cost of ethnic rhinoplasty doesn’t vary much from most rhinoplasty procedures. Depending on the amount of work, supplies, and expertise required for the procedure, you can expect the cost to range between $3,000 to $10,000. This can vary significantly based on the complexity of the procedure. You should always remember that your insurance more than likely won’t help with the costs as it’s purely cosmetic and not a medical procedure.

The key difference in ethnic rhinoplasty is that it doesn’t use techniques that are used in structural variations for caucasian nose jobs. This may be the norm for a large percentage of nose jobs, but the standard approach isn’t advantageous for those with ethnic features. Ethnic rhinoplasty takes unique nasal structures and facial features into account to provide the most natural yet refined look possible.

It’s common for specialized techniques to be used, especially when you consider that each patient’s features are unique to their own. This type of rhinoplasty focuses on internal and external structures as the aim is to improve the natural features and not take away from their ethnic characteristics. African American rhinoplasty, in addition to Asian, Middle-Eastern, and other ethnicities, all require a unique approach based on the size and shape of their ethnic features.

The initial healing stage should take roughly two to three weeks. During this time, swelling should significantly reduce, but you may still feel a slight bit of pain with any applied pressure. Patients can resume normal activities around six to 10 weeks into the healing process. The full scope of healing could take up to a year, as you’ll notice a significant difference around the six-month mark and full results around one year after your procedure.

To ensure the healing process goes smoothly, it’s important to consider the following tips:

  • Don’t wear glasses or apply makeup within the first few weeks
  • Do your best to avoid blowing your nose
  • Avoid strenuous exercise
  • Eat a consistently healthy diet to help aid the healing process
  • Keep your head elevated while you rest
  • Make sure to use sunscreen if you’re outside for any length of time

If you run into any health complications during the healing process, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 678-902-9495. 

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