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Ethnic Rhinoplasty Newport Beach & Orange County

Individualized techniques to help improve your nose without losing your ethnic identity.

An ethnic rhinoplasty is a procedure done to improve the aesthetic appearance of the nose, while retaining an individual’s ethnic traits. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Sadati shares that many patients are placing higher priority on results than maintaining their key ethnic characteristics.

“With ethnic surgeries it’s particularly important to work with the patient’s natural beauty instead of against it; otherwise the results can look very unnatural,” he explains. “What looks appropriate on a Middle Eastern face may look much less natural for someone with African American or Asian features. Patients are seeking out rhinoplasty surgeons in California who can avoid those kinds of pitfalls.”

Who is a Candidate for Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

Individuals who are in good health and who have realistic expectations for the outcome of their ethnic rhinoplasty may be good candidates for the procedure. During your consultation with Dr. Sadati, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical history, any medications you are taking, and your aesthetic goals. Dr. Sadati will examine your nose and determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

Common Ethnic Features and Concerns

Middle Eastern and Mediterranean noses typically have distinct nasal characteristics and tend to have a mixture of nasal-specific components such as thick skin with surplus fatty tissue, a high dorsum with a long nose, drooping tip, strong bony nasal humps, imbalanced nostril tip, and wide bones.

African American, Asian, and Hispanic noses tend to have rounder, less protrusive nasal tips that may need to be extended and refined. Excessive nostril width or flare are also common concerns that Dr. Sadati can address during an ethnic nose job.

Rhinoplasty is not only popular among these demographics within the United States but also abroad, and many people travel to the U.S. for this delicate facial plastic surgery procedure.


Dr. Sadati’s Ethnic Rhinoplasty Techniques

Dr. Sadati takes on an individualized approach to ethnic rhinoplasty. He understands that each individual nose is unique and takes the time to create a personalized treatment plan to help meet your aesthetic goals while keeping your ethnic identity intact. Often, beautiful results are achievable through cartilage grafting or reduction, manipulating the skin, or restructuring the underlying bone structure. However, each individual nose is unique and may require different nose surgery techniques.

Open Rhinoplasty

In an open rhinoplasty, Dr. Sadati makes an incision in the columella, the strip of tissue that separates your nostrils, to gain better access and visibility during the procedure. This allows for a greater amount of work to be done, whether reducing the size of the nose or altering its shape.

Closed Rhinoplasty

For patients who want or need only a slight adjustment to their nose shape and size, a closed rhinoplasty can be performed to eliminate the need for visible incisions. In a closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Sadati uses tools and techniques to shape the nose within the nostrils, hiding any incisions inside the nose.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Dr. Sadati sees many ethnic patients who are coming to him after their first nose surgery failed to give them the results they expected. Rhinoplasty is a highly delicate and complicated procedure, requiring expertise and experience to produce safe and satisfying results. With hundreds of surgeries under his belt, Dr. Sadati is trusted to provide revision rhinoplasty procedures that help patients of all backgrounds achieve a harmonious nose that complements their ethnic features. 

Why Choose Dr. Sadati For Nose Surgery?

Dr. Sadati varies from other doctors that perform this same procedure. Other cosmetic surgeons have a tendency to view ethnicity as a negative thing. When ethnic patients go to those surgeons, they often feel that their unique features are things that should be eliminated from their face. On the other hand, Dr. Sadati knows that most patients want to highlight their heritage and culture while improving their nasal features at the same time.

This attitude is true for every patient, no matter what ethnicity they might be. He has worked on patients of all different cultures and backgrounds, including Caucasian, African, Asian, Hispanic, Greek, and Middle Eastern patients. No matter where a patient comes from or what their ancestry is, Dr. Sadati is able to create a nose that is more aesthetically pleasing and improves the patient’s facial harmony. Not all facial plastic surgeons are able to do this, so it is important that those interested in this particular procedure choose their surgeon wisely. This is a unique opportunity, one that allows a person complete control over their own looks but does not deprive them of who they are at their core. Dr. Sadati recognizes that ethnicity is a vital part of a person’s life, and should be enhanced during an ethnic rhinoplasty procedure.

What to Expect During Your Newport Beach Rhinoplasty Recovery

Following your ethnic rhinoplasty, your nose will be covered in bandaging and a cast-like dressing. This dressing will help to protect your nose while you sleep and shield it from accidental bumps. Bruising, swelling, and some discomfort are normal. You may be prescribed anti-nausea and antibiotic medication following surgery to help ensure an easy recovery.

Recovery will be gradual and may vary depending on the extent of your ethnic nose job. Most individuals can return to light activities such as walking and cooking two days after surgery. The exact amount of downtime required during the healing process may differ from patient to patient. Be sure to follow Dr. Sadati’s specific post-op instructions for optimal results.

Surgical Procedures Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist average number of procedure performed per year Dr. Kevin Sadati’s average number of procedures performed per year
Face Lift 7.0 220
Neck Lift 2.0 165
Rhinoplasty 8.1 52
Eyelid Surgery 9.2 102

Rhinoplasty Results

The beauty of rhinoplasty surgery is that it is often able to provide significant yet subtle results, to the point where people you know may not even notice you had plastic surgery; just that you have a slightly enhanced appearance. The extent of your specific procedure depends on the plastic surgery procedures performed and your desired final look, but even for the slightest changes, Dr. Sadati’s patients report enhanced self-confidence because they are happy with what they see in the mirror.

Rhinoplasty Consultation in Orange County, CA

The first step on your rhinoplasty journey is to schedule a consultation with rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Sadati. During your consultation, Dr. Sadati will examine your nose, and you will be able to speak with him about your individual aesthetic goals. If Dr. Sadati believes you are a good candidate for an ethnic rhinoplasty procedure, he will create a unique treatment plan just for you to achieve the beautiful results you desire.

Dr. Sadati has performed hundreds of ethnic rhinoplasties with fantastic, natural-looking results. If you are interested in learning more about ethnic rhinoplasty in the Los Angelos or Newport Beach area, contact our office today to schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Sadati.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I Resume Normal Activity after my Rhinoplasty?

Resuming normal activity after a nose job should be gradual and will depend upon the extent of the surgery performed. However, as a general rule, most rhinoplasty surgeons recommend the following:nnResuming light activities such as cooking, walking, reading, climbing the stairs can be started the 2nd day after surgery.nModerately intense activities such as aerobic exercises, running, biking, sexual activities can be resumed two weeks after surgery.nHeavy lifting and intense activities such as playing tennis, basketball, or volleyball must not begin until two months post-op. This recovery time allows the bone to heal properly.

It Is Normal to Feel Depressed and Let Down after Rhinoplasty?

If you are feeling depressed after your rhinoplasty, you are not alone. In fact, this is quite normal! Many patients have periods of let down immediately after cosmetic surgery procedures. They begin to second guess and question themselves whether they made the right decision.nnThey begin to feel that, with all the bruising and swelling, they look less attractive than before. As the swelling and bruising subside and you're on the road to recovery, these negative thoughts will dissipate very quickly. If you feel “let down”, understanding that this is a normal part of the healing process may help you to deal with it more effectively. However, if your sadness continues to be present weeks after your surgery, you must talk to your surgeon.

What Should I Consider Before Undergoing an Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

Before undergoing an ethnic rhinoplasty, there are some things that you should consider. First, understand why you want to undergo the procedure. Be sure that this decision is personal, and not based on pleasing others or to fit a certain societal role. Second, do your research on the ethnic rhinoplasty. Understanding what the procedure entails allows you to ask in-depth questions during your consultation that you otherwise might not think to ask. Lastly, be sure to find a board certified plastic surgeon to perform your ethnic nose job. It is important to seek out a surgeon who has experience performing ethnic nose jobs, and who understands the difference between the structure of the Caucasian nose and ethnic nose structures.

What are Some Questions I Should Ask During My Ethnic Rhinoplasty Consultation?

Your consultation will allow you to discuss your desired procedure and your individual aesthetic goals. Here are some questions that you should ask during your consultation to help you better understand what to expect and ensure that your surgeon has the experience required to achieve natural-looking results.nnAre you a board certified facial plastic surgeon?nHow many ethnic rhinoplasties have you done?nShould I expect scarring on my nose?nWhat rhinoplasty approach will you take?nWhat sets my nose apart from a Caucasian nose?nAre the results I am seeking realistic?nWhat kind of recovery period can I expect?nWhat will be done to prevent excessive swelling?

Dr. Kevin Sadati is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience and over 5000 facelifts performed using his well-known technique. He has been loved by his patients and praised by his peers for his natural-looking results. He has been voted the Best Facial Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County 6 years in a row. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and is a regular lecturer at the national plastic surgery meetings. His expertise is mentioned in major national beauty magazines and appeared on TV. As a master of facelift, Preservation Lift™ also known as the deep plane facelift and rhinoplasty and an avid sculptor and painter, he can provide gorgeous yet natural-looking results without the tell-tale signs of surgery. Dr. Sadati can help you achieve your highest level of confidence at his luxurious facility. Dr. Sadati has pioneered the Preservation Lift™ also known as Preservation Deep Plane Facelift

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Dr. Kevin Sadati


Dr. Kevin Sadati is a top facial plastic surgeon in the Newport Beach and Orange County area with over 15 years of facial and reconstructive surgery experience. He is particularly known for creating natural, subtle results for his patients who don't appear that they've had work done. This can be credited to his extensive experience, as well as his surgical finesse and natural artistic talent. Along with years of studying and training, Dr. Sadati has experience as a painter and sculptor, which embodies his artistic eye for, and appreciation of, aesthetic harmony. He believes that this is key to creating beautiful, natural-looking results in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Sadati has been voted by his patients: “The Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in OC register 5 years in a row, “Top Plastic Surgeon in Orange County” in Locale magazine and received “Best Overall Facial Rejuvenation” award at the National Aesthetic Show by his peers. He also appeared in “The Doctors” show on NBC.



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