Patients of a certain ethnicity typically share the same nasal characteristics. But not all ethnic groups are the same, which is why ethnic rhinoplasty involves a wide variety of techniques that target the common nasal concerns of different ethnicities. With that being said, the plastic surgeon must tailor the procedure in order to take these special considerations into account. In doing this, the doctor is able to promote optimum symmetry and balance to the patient’s ethnic facial features rather than erasing them completely.
While there are certain augmentation techniques that are specifically utilized for ethnic rhinoplasty, the incision approaches to be used are similar across all patients and all types of rhinoplasty procedures. Dr. Sedgh may use either the closed (endonasal) or the open (external) approach to perform an ethnic rhinoplasty, depending on the techniques to be used or the extent of the alterations required.
Closed rhinoplasty is advisable for patients that only need minor adjustments. It produces no external scarring as it uses short and precise incisions hidden inside the nostrils.
For patients who require significant or more complicated enhancements, an open approach is more ideal. This approach involves a small incision along the tissue that separates the nostrils, which provides optimum access to the underlying nasal framework. Due to the enhanced visibility, this approach allows the doctor to perform the necessary alterations with maximum precision and accuracy.
Implants or cartilage grafts may also be used to augment the nasal bridge or tip.
Dr. Sedgh executes each surgery with artistry and meticulousness to ensure that the most optimum results are achieved and that the structural integrity of the nose is preserved.