Men and women with different ethnic backgrounds often have distinctive facial features, such as the shape, size and structure of the nose. For individuals seeking more balanced facial features while still maintaining the pride of their heritage, ethnic rhinoplasty is available at Princeton Plastic Surgeons.
What is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Although the size, shape and appearance of the nose can change with age, most of it is determined by heredity and ethnic background. While traditional rhinoplasty completely transforms the specifications of the nose, ethnic rhinoplasty carefully creates a more appealing facial balance while maintaining the integrity of your ethnicity.
Dr. Hamawy has several years of experience in performing rhinoplasties and can redefine noses from several lineages, including:
- Middle Eastern
- African American
As some ethnicities are more predisposed to forming scar tissue in the nose and have unique technical challenges, ethnic rhinoplasty is performed carefully and with maximum precision.
This procedure takes about two to three hours, allowing Dr. Hamawy to construct your new nasal contours using high attention to detail. Ethnic rhinoplasty takes place at an ambulatory surgery center or hospital under either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
Men and women who seek to subtly improve the size or shape of their noses but who wish to maintain their ethnic distinctions may be candidates. During your consultation, Dr. Hamawy will assess several factors including your health, medical history, individual facial profile and cosmetic goals to determine if ethnic rhinoplasty is the best course of treatment for you.
Contact Princeton Plastic Surgeons today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hamawy and find out if you are a candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty.
The nose may be bandaged, bruised and swollen after surgery, and any residual discomfort can be easily controlled with prescription medication. An average of seven to 10 days is typically suggested for recovery, although this may vary from patient to patient.
After your surgery, Dr. Hamawy will provide you with any necessary aftercare instructions to protect your new nasal contours and reduce the risk of post-surgical infection.