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What Is Latino Rhinoplasty?

Latino rhinoplasty is any cosmetic surgery that specifically addresses the unique characteristics of the Latino or Hispanic nose. Categorized under ethnic rhinoplasties, this procedure is performed to create a more pleasing nose shape and size for the patient without compromising the unique facial characteristics that distinguish their racial identity and heritage.

The term Latino or Hispanic refers to people of different origins and cultures with Spanish or Portuguese roots, including Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans, and more. Due to the varying distinctions between these ethnicities and their inherent facial characteristics, a targeted nose surgery is required to produce the most desirable results.

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Reasons To Undergo Latino Rhinoplasty

The Hispanic population in the U.S. is composed of different ethnicities, with different common nasal concerns. Latino or Hispanic patients typically have thick skin and a bulbous nasal tip, while others have wider nostrils or a broad nasal bridge. Such nuances make it necessary to seek an individualized nose job that takes your facial anatomy and ethnicity into consideration to ensure the most optimum outcome. Apart from the possible functional issues, Hispanic rhinoplasty specifically addresses the following concerns:

  • Flat or wide nose tip
  • Wide nose bridge
  • Wide nostrils
  • Side bumps
  • Crooked nose
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Benefits Of Latino Rhinoplasty

When performing rhinoplasty on a Hispanic nose, it is essential to deliver changes that artfully improve the aesthetic appearance of the patient’s nasal appearance while carefully preserving the distinctive facial characteristics of their ethnic heritage.

This is achieved through meticulous artistry, unparalleled surgical skill, and a complete understanding of the different types of Hispanic noses, as well as the distinguishing facial features of each ethnicity.

As a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon based in Los Angeles, which is known for having a large Hispanic population, Dr. Jacob Sedgh has worked with many patients of Hispanic descent. Also, with over a decade of experience in sculpting noses, he possesses the unique skills and qualifications to expertly deliver the following results:

  • Improved aesthetic appearance of the nose
  • Refined nasal profile
  • Enhanced facial symmetry
  • Better nasal function

Before & After

Establishing proper communication during the preoperative stage is essential to achieving your desired outcome. Dr. Sedgh is well-known for his ability to make patients feel comfortable and at ease, which helps make the initial consultation a more efficient and productive meeting. During your first consultation, he will take the time to listen to your surgery goals, examine your areas of concern with special consideration to your Hispanic features, and provide an in-depth explanation of the surgery and the techniques involved. Here are some of the other things you can also expect from your initial consultation:

  • Interview about your medical history
  • Thorough physical examination
  • Rhinoscopy and other relevant diagnostic tests
  • Discussion on the optimal surgical strategy for your specific case

For those who cannot come in for a consultation at Dr. Sedgh’s Beverly Hills clinic, he also offers virtual consultations via video conferencing. Should you decide to undergo the procedure under his care, his office can also assist you in making the necessary travel arrangements to Los Angeles for the surgery.

Latino Rhinoplasty Recovery & Side Effects

Rhinoplasty surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. This means you will able to go home on the same day of the surgery.

You may experience some nasal congestion, localized swelling and bruising, and minor discomfort or pain immediately after the surgery, which is why you will be prescribed over-the-counter medications and a special aftercare plan to help ease these symptoms and to facilitate a more comfortable recovery.

Normally, patients are able to resume work about 1 to 2 weeks after their surgery. However, this timeline will vary depending on the extent of your surgery and other individual factors.

Even in this final stage of your surgical journey, Dr. Sedgh strives to provide ample care and support to ensure an optimal recovery. This is why he will be personally monitoring your post-op progress through regularly scheduled follow-up appointments, beginning on the first postoperative day up to a year after your surgery, or more.

Comfort & Transparency From Start To Finish

When under the care of Dr. Sedgh, you will feel comfortable, cared for, and you will understand every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. His approach to facial enhancement is to achieve a refreshed, natural look – with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.

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