Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Los Gatos, California describes a procedure that recognizes and appreciates the unique features and characteristics that define different races and ethnicities, making no one nose job fit all. Dr. Roy’s own international identity and experience has made him uniquely attuned to the needs of his diverse clientele, and his skill and knowledge of subtle anatomical differences in his patients has been critical in ensuring great patient satisfaction.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Los Gatos seeks to enhance the external nasal appearance, overall balance within the face and functionality of the nose while preserving a patient’s identity and heritage.
The Rhinoplasty surgery is typically performed in an outpatient surgical center under general anesthesia. Depending on the level of correction necessary, a closed (incisions within the nose) or open (additional small external incision at base of nose) technique will be chosen.
Rhinoplasty sutures and splints are typically removed one week after surgery. Patients can resume low impact activities at 2 weeks, and high-impact activities (like running) at 3 weeks. Activities that have the potential to bump the nose should be avoided for 6 weeks.
Limited bruising and swelling is expected after the procedure, but significantly improves over the first two weeks. Minor residual swelling can be present up to 1 year following the surgery, but a final result can be appreciated between 6 weeks- 3 months following surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1.What is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty describes nose jobs on Asian/Indian, Hispanic/Latino, African American or patients of African descent, and any other ethnicity without the typical Caucasian white nose. Nasal surgery in these patients requires specialized techniques to to deal with thicker, more sebaceous skin types, wider nasal bridges, weak tip cartilages and diminished tip and nasal bridge support and definition.
2.How do I find a surgeon who has experience in Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
You will need to determine whether or not your surgeon is comfortable discussing Ethnic Rhinoplasty, the anatomical differences which make your nose unique and techniques that will systematically address the issues that need correction. Ask to look at your surgeon’s photo gallery and make sure your surgeon is a board certified facial plastic surgeon with extra specialization and focus in nose surgery.
3.What results can I expect from Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
The goal of Ethnic Rhinoplasty is achieving natural-looking results that enhance the nasal contour and optimize facial balance without significantly detracting from ones’ ethnic identity. Subtle results can often be quite dramatic, and many patients value this level of improvement. More dramatic results are also possible in appropriate patients. A thorough discussion with your surgeon, with the assistance of 3D imaging software to help communicate any desired changes, will help understand what you can expect from Ethnic Rhinoplasty.