At Illuminate, we believe that nose surgery shouldn’t take away from what makes you “you” and that diversity should be celebrated. Facial plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty expert Dr. Brittany Leader specializes in helping patients of all backgrounds to realize enhanced beauty while preserving their cultural identities. With Dr. Leader’s background in complex revision rhinoplasty and acute attention to detail, you can feel confident in knowing that your ethnic rhinoplasty results will be suited to your individual goals and natural features.”
Rhinoplasty is the medical term for nose surgery. The goal is to change the shape or size of your nose. Rhinoplasty can alter your genetic nasal characteristics or repair an injury.
While historically, rhinoplasty has followed the facial shapes and aesthetic preferences of Caucasians, the goal of ethnic rhinoplasty is to enhance the aesthetic beauty and function of a non-Caucasian person's nose. It also requires a doctor who appreciates the unique nasal characteristics and facial shapes of each ethnic group.
You are most likely a candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty if you want to change the shape of your nose but value a natural look in keeping with your ethnicity. Rhinoplasty is not recommended for children unless it is necessary to repair an injury or improve breathing. Cosmetic rhinoplasty should be delayed until the patient’s nose has reached its full size.
After reviewing your complete medical history, Dr. Leader will carefully examine your nose. Some basic lab work will likely be required. If you smoke, you will need to quit several weeks prior to your surgery. You will also be directed to suspend the use of any substance that may promote bleeding for a period before and after your procedure as specified.
Ethnic rhinoplasty in particular, requires advanced surgical skills, years of experience, and an eye for human aesthetics and cultural beauty. Dr. Leader has performed many successful procedures and takes a holistic and even artistic approach, considering the balance of each area of your face. Drs. David Boudreault and Brittany Leader at Illuminate Plastic Surgery conduct full-face assessments before determining the optimal surgical plan for better facial balance and natural-looking results. Each procedure is unique because each patient is unique. Every surgical plan is personalized to each patient’s goals and anatomy to ensure the best plan before the surgery. We listen to your needs and will answer questions and respond to your concerns from your initial consultation through aftercare post-surgery.
At Illuminate, our surgeons use the latest advancements in rhinoplasty to achieve natural-looking results with an artful eye and respect for anatomy. Your ethnic rhinoplasty may involve:
Dr. Brittany Leader personalizes every surgical plan for rhinoplasty to each unique person’s facial anatomy and goals. Rhinoplasty is generally an outpatient surgery. For minor changes, Dr. Leader may take cartilage from your ear or from deep inside your nose. If more extensive revision is required, cartilage from your ribs or other parts of your body may be used. After reshaping your nose according to your goals, Dr. Leader will put your nasal skin and tissue back into place and close your incisions. You’ll typically be cleared to go home about one hour following surgery and recovery from anesthesia. Make sure you have arranged for a driver post-procedure and a responsible caretaker with you for at least 24 hours post-procedure to ensure your safety and comfort.
You will have some swelling and bruising for a couple of weeks, along with some minor drainage and bleeding. Typically, your dressings, splints, and stitches can be removed within a week. You can go back to work or school after a week, but avoid strenuous physical activity for up to a month.
Small changes in your nose structure can make a big difference in your appearance and self-esteem. At Illuminate, we listen to you and care about achieving your desired results. As the appearance of our noses changes naturally over time, we advise patients to wait at least a year following their initial operation to make any additional adjustments.
Dr. Brittany Leader is a highly experienced facial plastic surgeon who specializes in nasal alteration and reconstruction, dedicated to providing you with world-class care in facial cosmetic surgery. Schedule a consultation today. We provide ethnic rhinoplasty to patients in Palo Alto, San Jose, and across the San Francisco Bay Area.Contact Us
You will notice some discomfort after your surgery. However, Dr. Leader will prescribe you pain medication as appropriate to ensure the most comfortable recovery possible.
Like any surgical procedure, rhinoplasty comes with risks including:
If your procedure was performed for medical reasons, your insurance may cover all or part of the costs. If your rhinoplasty is purely cosmetic, insurance will not pay.
The average cost of a Rhinoplasty can range from $21,000–$30,000, depending on the complexity of the individual case. The price estimate includes all fees, including anesthesia, facility fees, and all follow-up appointments as needed. In most cases, rhinoplasties are done for cosmetic reasons and are not covered by insurance. Many patients opt to pay for the procedure over time in small monthly increments by financing through CareCredit and Alphaeon.
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