Ethnic rhinoplasty is the art of surgically modifying a person’s nose to improve aesthetic characteristics while retaining the inherent racial and cultural aspects of the nose. Advancements in surgical procedure and a decrease in overall costs to the patient over the past few years has resulted in an increase in popularity for ethnic rhinoplasty procedures in the US. Today, it is widely accepted that having a symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing nose is a basic right regardless of race or color and is nothing to be ashamed of. For those who are interested in modifying their nose to be more beautiful and symmetrical, it is important to know a few things about the process before consulting a surgeon.
In general, the initial consultation with the surgeon will involve a discussion about the goals the potential patient might have with such a procedure and how those goals might be attained through surgery. Having a rhinoplasty operation is an excellent option for people who want to achieve the following goals.
-Create a more narrow and symmetrical nose
-Improve the look of their nose without changing the cultural/racial aspects of the nose they were born with
Depending on the patient, an X-ray might be necessary to determine the structure of the nose and the cause of any curvatures. Once a diagnosis and plan of action is made, the potential patient is usually sent home to consider the options and make a final decision on the surgery.
There are several aspects to consider before deciding to undergo ethnic rhinoplasty. The first is cost. Depending on the experience of your surgeon, the location you decide to do the surgery, and the cost of anesthesia, the operation could cost between $6,000 and $10,000. It is important to know that ethnic rhinoplasty is no more expensive than general rhinoplasty procedures.
Another thing to consider before having rhinoplasty is the recovery time. Many of us have busy lives and cannot afford to take much time off. Rhinoplasty is a simple procedure taking only a few hours and has a total recovery period of two weeks. At first, the patient might not be able to breathe through the nose and will have some soreness and bruising around the nose.
Should the patient decide to go through with the operation, the physician will set a date in the clinic or hospital and will start the patient will come in to the office to fill out initial paperwork. The operation will take place on the scheduled date and the patient will be well on the way to a more attractive nose.
Overall, ethnic rhinoplasty is a quick and easy procedure that causes little pain and has a very fast recovery. The cost of the procedure varies depending on a number of factors, but is certainly accessible for most working class Americans with savings or a line of credit. This form of cosmetic surgery is excellent for those who want to modify the way their nose looks without changing their cultural identity.