How does ethnic rhinoplasty differ from conventional rhinoplasty?
In the past, surgeons employed a cookie-cutter approach to rhinoplasty, handling every client as though they were Caucasian, and ignoring the idiosyncrasies and nuances that are required to preserve each patient’s unique heritage.
Today, surgeons understand that every culture has its own standards of beauty, and that ethnicity will affect the bone structure and even the scar tissue of the patient. Ethnic rhinoplasty therefore requires immense artistry and skill, as well as respect for the differences that make us a colorful and diverse species.
Can I undergo other cosmetic procedures at the same time as rhinoplasty?
Often Dr. Ardesh will use injectables and dermal fillers in addition to surgical techniques. These treatments can help to make subtle changes to the rest of the features so that your rhinoplasty appears seamless and natural. Patients seeking more comprehensive changes can also undergo blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), lip augmentation, a brow lift or a neck lift to revitalize and renew their appearance on all fronts.
How long will my results last?
Results with ethnic rhinoplasty will last the rest of your life. As long as the nose is fully formed and developed at the time of surgery, you will enjoy your new appearance for decades to come.
What is the difference between open and closed rhinoplasty?
Open rhinoplasty is an excellent choice when the changes required are dramatic and pronounced. By creating a tiny incision at the columella, the doctor is afforded the most control over reshaping the bridge, tip and nostrils. While there is a scar with open rhinoplasty, it is generally inconspicuous.
Closed rhinoplasty is performed without making any incisions. All work is done through the openings in the nostrils, avoiding postoperative scarring altogether. The only downside to closed rhinoplasty is that only more modest changes can be accomplished, but this may be ideal for certain patients who are only unhappy with only one aspect of their nose for instance.Dr. Ardesh will perform an in-depth evaluation and medical review of each client, and will then make his best recommendation for which type of surgery will best serve your cosmetic goals.