Ethnically Sensitive Rhinoplasty
Conveniently located to serve Chicago
Rhinoplasty is done to change the appearance of the nose to improve the overall balance and harmony of the face. Ethnic sensitive rhinoplasty focuses especially on preserving the characteristics that reflect one’s ethnicity to create an enhanced yet natural result.
Why would someone choose ethnically sensitive rhinoplasty?
We all have aspects of our appearance that reflect our unique race, ethnicity, and culture. It is often desirable to retain some of these features to maintain certain aspects of our identity. Ethnically sensitive rhinoplasty is performed to improve the overall appearance of the nose while at the same time respecting and highlighting unique features that make us who we are.
Will my ethnic rhinoplasty look natural?
Yes. You and your surgeon will carefully discuss the changes you would like to see and the features you would like to maintain. Careful communication and the relationship built between you and your surgeon will ensure a successful surgery with natural and pleasing results.
What are the risks associated with an ethnic rhinoplasty?
Risks after rhinoplasty include nasal bleeding, infection, scar formation, swelling, bruising or persistent cosmetic concerns. When performed by a surgeon with specialized training in rhinoplasty surgery as well as experience in treating patients from all over the world, these risks are much lower.
How long does it take to recover from an ethnic rhinoplasty?
The initial period of healing takes 2 weeks after surgery. During this time incisions will heal, nasal swelling improves, and the new appearance of the nose will begin to reveal itself. However, the second phase of healing lasts up to 12 months for primary cases and can reach 24 months in revision cases. Continuous gradual change and improvements will be seen throughout this time period until the final result is apparent.
Are all plastic surgeons qualified to perform ethnic rhinoplasty?
All plastic surgeons will have baseline training in rhinoplasty. However, surgeons who have specifically focused on cosmetic facial plastic surgery and with vast experience performing ethnically sensitive rhinoplasty will be the most well-qualified and capable of obtaining the result that you want.
Is ethnic rhinoplasty an inpatient or outpatient procedure?
Ethnically sensitive rhinoplasty is typically performed as an outpatient, with patients going home the same day of surgery.
When can I return to work after my ethnic rhinoplasty?
Most patients take 1 week off from work or school before returning.
Does my insurance cover the cost of an ethnic rhinoplasty?
Surgery performed for cosmetic reasons is not covered by insurance.
Will I see photos of how my nose might appear after surgery in the office?
Yes, photographs are taken at the initial consultation and can be modified in the office using morphing software to demonstrate the post-operative result. This is a valuable tool that ensures you and your surgeon are on the same page regarding the specific changes you would like to see. Although it only provides an example of the final result, it can help you make decisions about how much change to make and the specific areas to focus on.