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Ethnic Rhinoplasty 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 that maintain 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,” explains Dr. Sadati. “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.”

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

African American, Asian, and Hispanic noses tend to have rounder, less protrusive natal 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 travel to the U.S. for surgery.

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. 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.

Dr. Sadati’s Ethnic Rhinoplasty Method

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. Oftentimes, beautiful results are achievable through cartilage grafting or reduction, manipulating the skin, or restructuring of the underlying bone structure.  However, each individual nose is unique and may require different nose surgery techniques.

What to Expect During Your Ethnic 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 is 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 may differ from patient to patient. Be sure to follow Dr. Sadati’s specific post-op instructions for optimal results.

Surgical ProceduresBoard Certified Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist average number of procedure performed per yearDr. Kevin Sadati’s average number of procedures performed per year
Face Lift7.0220
Neck Lift2.0165
Eyelid Surgery9.2102

Your Private Consultation

The first step on your ethnic rhinoplasty journey will be to schedule a consultation with 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 the 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 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:

  • Resuming light activities such as cooking, walking, reading, climbing the stairs can be started the 2nd day after surgery.
  • Moderately intense activities such as aerobic exercises, running, biking, sexual activities can be resumed two weeks after surgery.
  • Heavy 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.

They 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.

  • Are you a board certified facial plastic surgeon?
  • How many ethnic rhinoplasties have you done?
  • Should I expect scarring on my nose?
  • What rhinoplasty approach will you take?
  • What sets my nose apart from a Caucasian nose?
  • Are the results I am seeking realistic?
  • What kind of recovery period can I expect?
  • What will be done to prevent excessive swelling?
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Dr. Sadati is respected by his peers and loved by his patients for his skill and expertise. He is so successful that he has been voted Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County by OC Register and Top Doctor by Realself. Dr. Sadati is particularly known for creating natural, non-operated looking results for patients.

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 4 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.



Call (949) 706-7776 or fill out our online form to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Sadati. Conveniently located near Fashion Island, the airport and the beach. Please visit us while you are out in the beautiful area of Newport Beach.

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