Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty
Our genetic make-up ensures that each individual is 100% unique, and although we all have the same facial features, the specific size, shape, and positioning of each feature and the way in which those features harmonize together makes us distinct individuals. That being said, there are genetic characteristics that individuals from different ethnic backgrounds tend to share. For instance, individuals of Middle Eastern descent tend to have thick skin with excess fatty tissue, a high dorsal hump on the bridge of the nose, and/or a long nose with a droopy, unbalanced, or ill-defined nasal tip. Individuals of Middle Eastern descent who are unhappy with their facial appearance or profile, or who experience breathing problems, usually seek to correct one or more of these specific features without compromising the integral aspects of their ethnic heritage.
A successful rhinoplasty—one that subtly restores a balanced profile and enhances your natural beauty—is very difficult to achieve, especially for patients who are interested in altering their profile without undermining their distinctive ethnic heritage. Dr. Gary Motykie of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles is a world-renown Board Certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing rhinoplasty on patients from every corner of the globe. He will take the time necessary to develop a customized surgical plan that will seamlessly blend the reshaped nose with the rest of the facial features, and give each and every patient the balanced profile and the harmonized features that they desire.
Unique Features of a Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty
As perceptions of beauty change around the world, individuals of Middle Eastern heritage both in the United States and other areas of the world are increasingly interested in modifying their facial profile without undermining their distinctive ethnic features. In fact, rhinoplasty is currently the most popular form of plastic surgery performed in the Middle East, particularly in Iran, Kuwait, and Egypt. Rhinoplasties for individuals of this ethnic background involve distinct challenges for the plastic surgeon, especially for individuals with thick skin. The procedure usually involves reducing the height of the nose across the bridge and smoothing out nasal humps, and may involve an alar (nostril) reduction as well. Rhinoplasties for individuals of Middle Eastern descent usually also involve one or more cartilage grafts (or the transfer of cartilage from a donor site on the patient’s own body to the nose) to support and define a weak tip and help shape the tip upwards to eliminate drooping. A cartilage graft will also strengthen the nose to maintain its new shape over the patient’s lifetime. Depending on the level of grafting required, the procedure may require an open (incisions at the base of the bridge between the nostrils) or a closed (incisions inside the nose) technique, but the utmost care is always taken to ensure that post-operative scarring is virtually invisible.
Contact Dr. Gary Motykie
Dr. Gary Motykie of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles is a world-renown Board Certified plastic surgeon with the experience, sophistication, and artistic talent to ensure that patients of every background and ethnic heritage leave his office completely satisfied with the results of his or her rhinoplasty. He prides himself on maintaining excellent communication with each and every patient and treating every patient as a unique individual with a distinctive ethnic background and unique aesthetic ideals. He will take the time to understand your goals and your concerns, and will work in cooperation with you to design an individualized surgical plan to enhance your natural beauty and give you a balanced, beautiful profile. If you are of Middle Eastern descent and are interested in improving the balance of your profile that more perfectly blends your distinctive ethnic features, contact Dr. Motykie for additional information. We look forward to speaking with you and scheduling your consultation today!