Plastic Surgeon Specializing in Ethnic Rhinoplasty
Ethnic rhinoplasty is a type of cosmetic procedure that adjusts aspects of your nose, corrects flaws, and creates a more attractive balance between the nose and other facial features. Dr. Dominic Castellano is a double-board certified plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL, specializing in ethnic nose job. At Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, we can help you achieve your cosmetic nose goals.
No two rhinoplasty procedures are the same, so you need a plastic surgeon who’s well equipped to handle the unique characteristics of ethnic rhinoplasty. Dr. Dominic’s specialized knowledge and experience make him one of the leading ethnic nose job surgeons in Tampa, FL.
What is an Ethnic Nose Job?
An ethnic rhinoplasty, also known as an ethnic nose job, is a cosmetic procedure that alters the shape or size of your nose to attain certain cosmetic or functional results while maintaining the distinct features that apply to your ethnicity. Like all rhinoplasties, these procedures require high attention to detail to ensure they look natural.
Benefits of an Ethnic Rhinoplasty
Ethnic rhinoplasty can help remedy your cosmetic issues. The nose can cause insecurities and low-self esteem due to its size, shape, or look on your face. This procedure corrects deformities in your nose and helps gain your confidence back. An ethnic nose job is guaranteed to transform the look of your entire face.
Below are some of the most common ways an ethnic rhinoplasty can improve your appearance.
- Reducing or increasing the size of your nose
- Fixing a dorsal hump
- Correcting a crooked nose
- Creating a better facial balance
- Reducing the size of your nasal tip
- Reshaping the nostrils
In addition, there are health benefits associated with ethnic nose jobs.
- Correcting a deviated septum
- Reduced snoring
- Alleviating your sinus problems
- Better sleeps
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Cost in Tampa
The ethnic rhinoplasty cost in Tampa, FL, is between $4,500 and $9,000. However, as the complexity of your procedure increases, expect your final cost to rise accordingly. If you’re interested in a more specific estimate for your ethnic nose job, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Dominic.
Types of Ethnic Rhinoplasty
Depending on the size, shape, and cosmetic desires, various types of ethnic nose job procedures are available. Below are the most common ethnic rhinoplasty procedures we perform at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery.
Wide Nose Rhinoplasty
Wide nose rhinoplasty procedures in Tampa, FL, correct the underlying issues that cause your nose to look wide. In most cases, this is due to excess cartilage or bone, which causes your nose to look unbalanced with the rest of your facial features and wide on your face.
During a wide nose rhinoplasty, Dr. Dominic will remove any extra tissue or cartilage from your nose to reduce its size and to improve facial balance. Dr. Dominic may need to perform a nasal osteotomy, which means he will break your nose to move bone and cartilage pieces into different positions to achieve the right look.
Dorsal Hump Reduction
A dorsal hump is a pronounced bump on the bridge of your nose. The bump is caused by irregularities in the cartilage or bone in your nose. This can cause dissatisfaction with the balance of your face due to the lack of a straight slope on the nose. Ethnic rhinoplasty surgery procedures for dorsal hump reduction are very common.
Dorsal hump rhinoplasties are usually open rhinoplasty procedures, which means there is a third incision outside of the nostril on the columella, the bridge of skin between the two nostrils. This third incision creates greater visibility for Dr. Dominic to perform the procedure. Like with wide nose rhinoplasty, Dr. Dominic may need to break your nose to achieve your desired results.
Bulbous Tip Rhinoplasty
Ethnic rhinoplasty can also reshape a bulbous tip. Bulbous tips often contribute to dissatisfaction with the size of the nose. Misshapen cartilage or excess cartilage that is spaced far apart or bowed creates the round look of the nasal tip.
Bulbous tip rhinoplasty procedures are open rhinoplasty procedures and require the third exterior incision on the columella. Dr. Dominic uses this visibility to remove cartilage from the tip and reshape the remaining cartilage to achieve your cosmetic goals such as a smaller nasal tip.
It should be noted that skin thickness can also cause a wide or bulbous looking nose. Due to the tick skin, it may be necessary to add rather than remove cartilage to add definition to the nose.
Septoplasty is a type of ethnic rhinoplasty that treats a deviated septum. A deviated septum occurs when the bone and cartilage that separate the nostrils is crooked or off-center. This can cause breathing problems, headaches, congestion, snoring, and a visible crooked appearance.
During a septoplasty, Dr. Dominic removes the mucosa lining and reshapes the bone and cartilage beneath. In some cases, he may remove cartilage before placing the lining back on. In most cases, septoplasty procedures are considered medical procedures and are usually covered by insurance.
Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty
Ethnic rhinoplasty procedures, like other rhinoplasty surgeries, can utilize either an open or closed technique. The main difference between these methods is the number, location, and invasiveness of the incisions. The complexity of your ethnic nose job will determine which method you’ll need.
In an open rhinoplasty, there is a third incision on the columella, which is on the outside of the nose. This grants greater visibility to Dr. Dominic to see the underlying bone and cartilage structures. Open rhinoplasty procedures are best for more extensive work or correction to achieve your cosmetic goals.
For less extensive procedures, Dr. Dominic uses closed rhinoplasties. This ethnic nose job technique is a less invasive procedure in which both incisions are within the nostrils. Because this technique is best for minor revisions, it usually has faster recovery times compared to open rhinoplasty.
Ethnic Nose Job Recovery
Recovery from an ethnic rhinoplasty depends upon your procedure and how well you follow Dr. Dominic’s aftercare instructions. Right after your procedure, you should expect soreness, swelling, and bruising on your face. During this first week, you will wear bandages and a splint to support your nose as it heals.
The first-week post-nasal surgery is a crucial time to be cautious with your nose. During this time, any hard bumps or pressure can alter or damage your ethnic rhinoplasty results. There should be no work or exercise during this time, and the best action for your recovery is to rest.
In the second week, your bruising and swelling should begin to subside, and you can remove your bandages. You may return to work and other light activities, but it’s best to avoid any strenuous activities.
In the months after your ethnic nose job procedure, swelling may still be visible but will continue to subside. Swelling on the tip of your nose will remain for the longest amount of time, in some cases, up to a year. After twelve months, your ethnic rhinoplasty results are permanent.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty and Facelift
Facelifts are a cosmetic procedure that lifts and tightens the skin on the face to create a more youthful appearance. In conjunction with your ethnic nose job, Dr. Dominic can combine these procedures to create an improved facial balance and aesthetic beauty.
To learn how Dr. Dominic combines facelift and ethnic rhinoplasty to improve facial structure and appearance, schedule a consultation today.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty and Chin Implants
You can combine chin implants or augmentations with your ethnic rhinoplasty to create a more balanced facial structure. Together, the nose and chin make up two of the most prominent parts of your face, so these two procedures can improve your facial structure and ensure that both contribute evenly to a balanced facial appearance.
Dr. Dominic is experienced in combining these two procedures, joining them into one procedure for your convenience.
Below are answers to common questions that our ethnic rhinoplasty patients ask.
Will my rhinoplasty results look natural?
Yes, your ethnic nose job results will look natural when a professional rhinoplasty surgeon performs the procedure. Dr. Dominic is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in ethnic rhinoplasty and has a wealth of experience performing the procedure.
Does a nose job change your smile?
No, a nose job will not change your smile. Swelling is expected in the first few weeks after your procedure, and that swelling may cause your smile to look different for a short period of time. Once the swelling begins to subside, your smile will return to normal.
Can rhinoplasty improve the function of my nose?
Yes, an ethnic nose job can improve the function of your nose. Rhinoplasties can correct deviated septums, reduce snoring, alleviate sinus issues, and more.
Can you mess up your rhinoplasty?
Yes, you can mess up your rhinoplasty if you aren’t careful. The best way to ensure you don’t mess up your rhinoplasty results is to follow your facial plastic surgeon’s aftercare instructions. In addition, be sure to avoid strenuous activities, don’t blow your nose, and don’t take showers. These, in addition to any hard bumps or pressure, can affect the final results of your procedure.
Who is the best candidate for rhinoplasty?
The ideal ethnic rhinoplasty candidate is at the age where they are done growing, do not smoke, are healthy, and want to change the appearance or function of their nose.