It is common knowledge that getting your nose done right is crucial to the overall look of your face. We’ve seen so many celebrity rhinoplasty disasters that we want to make sure you avoid them. It becomes even more important for those with ethnic heritage (African, East Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, etc.). Patients with an ethnic background are often frightened away from getting rhinoplasty after seeing surgical disasters of some of Hollywood’s most popular faces. By taking a few simple precautions you can learn from the past mistakes of celebrities to achieve a gorgeous new nose of your own.
Dr. Ali Sajjadian, a triple board certified plastic surgeon from Newport Beach, California and an expert in both rhinoplasty and ethnic rhinoplasty, shares his insight in avoiding these all too common nose job disasters.
Embrace Your Heritage
When you think of ethnic rhinoplasty gone wrong, one of the first celebrities to come to mind is Michael Jackson. His natural, ethnic nose was highly damaged through botched cosmetic surgeries leaving him with an abnormally small, deformed nose. These types of results are often the result of the desire to create a smaller, Caucasian nose with an entirely different structure.
The solution to this problem is to embrace your ethnic heritage when considering rhinoplasty. Dr. Sajjadian explains, “Ethnic patients have a different nasal structure than Caucasians and unique facial features. The goal with ethnic rhinoplasty isn’t to create a Caucasian nose, but rather to make subtle changes to perfect the look of the patients’ nose and to ensure that it remains complementary to other facial features. Ethnic noses can be beautiful – their distinct structure and the shape can accentuate the other features on the face. Don’t shy away from your ethnic heritage; perfect it and love your face.”
Choose a Skilled Surgeon
When it comes to cosmetic surgery, not all doctors are created equally. Believe it or not, you don’t have to be a board certified plastic surgeon to perform cosmetic surgery. Aesthetic surgery is a booming industry and often doctors from other specialties (including obstetrics and dermatology) offer cosmetic procedures. This can be a huge disservice to patients. Plastic surgeons specialize in making aesthetic changes to the body and have a unique understanding of facial anatomy and modification that those without special training may not have knowledge of.
“Many people do not understand that being a surgeon is a highly specialized profession. Heart surgery and plastic surgery are entirely different. For the best results on surgical procedures, choose a surgeon with extensive training and experience performing the procedure you’re going to receive. With ethnic rhinoplasty this means choosing a board certified plastic surgeon with experience working with non-Caucasian patients.”
Choosing a skilled surgeon for your ethnic rhinoplasty can help you to avoid repeat procedures. If you are going in for rhinoplasty revision after a failed first attempt, be even more cautious in your choice of a surgeon. Choosing the wrong surgeon can lead to permanent nasal damage or breathing problems down the road.
Set Realistic Expectations
Before undergoing your Rhinoplasty procedure, make sure to discuss your expectations with your surgeon. Many of the best ethnic rhinoplasty results on celebrities come from those that make minor modifications to refine their nose without going for a dramatic change. Oprah Winfrey is a celebrity reported by many media outlets to have undergone rhinoplasty. Looking at her nose today, you’d never guess that her nose isn’t her natural-born nose. Other celebrities rumored to have successfully undergone ethnic rhinoplasty include Halle Berry, Tyra Banks, Patti LaBelle, and Stephanie Mills (all gorgeous women with beautiful noses).
Plastic surgery can help you to perfect and refine your natural features. To avoid celebrity rhinoplasty disasters, choose your surgeon carefully and work closely with them to create a plan to perfect your natural features. Don’t endure a nose that you don’t love. Rhinoplasty can be highly successful, even on non-Caucasian patients, when the proper principles are practiced.
For many consecutive years, Dr. Sajjadian received the honor as one of “America’s Top Physicians”. He is a former Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery and a faculty member of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Sajjadian, renowned as a Newport Beach rhinoplasty specialist, conducted extensive research and taught cosmetic and plastic surgery of the face, breast and body to both residents and fellows. He is also a former instructor of Facial Plastic Surgery at Emory University.
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