Refining Your Profile Without Redefining Your Identity
A legitimate concern for many non-caucasian patients considering rhinoplasty is losing qualities in their facial structure that are specific to their ethnicity, whether African American, Asian, Latino or Hispanic, or Middle Eastern. Whether they want to change their look cosmetically or correct their deviated septum, keeping unique features is imperative to their ethnic identity. Choosing a surgeon who sees the importance of that concern and works diligently to perform their patient’s rhinoplasty without losing those features is paramount to the satisfaction of their results.
At The Aesthetic Center in Fairfield County, CT, Dr. Fredric Newman has spent decades building a reputation as one of the leading plastic surgeons in the country. Using the latest technology innovations and techniques, he has built a practice with a dedicated surgery center and patient care program that focuses on the success and satisfaction of each individual. As a result, he has created what is known in the industry as the “Newman Difference”. He and his highly trained staff recognize the significance of ethnic characteristics and strive to provide their patients with their desired results while maintaining those characteristics so that their patients achieve a natural-looking profile that they will love to see for years to come.
Facial features play a large role in the cultural identities of most non-caucasian individuals. They struggle to alter their profile or correct functional issues related to their nose without losing the qualities that connect their look to their ethnic identity. For patients in and around Fairfield County Ethnic Rhinoplasty was created to allow for the enhancements our patients desire while maintaining the unique characteristics that are part of their identity, leaving them with natural-looking and realistic results to their bone structure.
Every individual is different and should be celebrated. While traditional rhinoplasties are a viable option for many patients, over the years, we have found that the main concern for many is wanting a new look but not wanting to lose the characteristics that connect them to their cultural identity. Often non-caucasian patients would be left with results that felt and looked unnatural. The practice of ethnic rhinoplasty has identified the different facial features tied to many ethnicities, including African American, Asian, Latino or Hispanic, and Middle Eastern. Taking that knowledge, doctors have created a procedure that respects those features while creating a look that the patient desires.
The primary goal of an ethnic rhinoplasty is a new look or improved function while maintaining the natural characteristics that connect your facial profile to your ethnic identity. Benefits, while maintaining your natural ethnic characteristics, include:
The ideal candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty is a healthy, non-smoking, non-caucasian person who has reached physical maturity. It is important for rhinoplasty candidates to have realistic expectations of their results and to understand that rhinoplasty is a surgery that requires recovery in order to heal and achieve their desired results. Concerns you may have that we can address with your ethnic rhinoplasty:
While Dr. Newman has created a rhinoplasty method that has greatly reduced the extent of surgery, it is still an invasive procedure that requires planning and preparation. At The Aesthetic Center, we want to ensure that you are an ideal patient for surgery and have realistic expectations and understanding of the procedure and results. This process starts with a consultation, where we will discuss the issues you want to address and how rhinoplasty can achieve those goals. Dr. Newman will do a thorough health assessment, including bloodwork, to ensure that surgery is an option for you. The medical team will provide you with a preparation plan, but some instructions may include:
The Aesthetic Center was designed with your comfort and privacy in mind. We also maintain a strict contamination policy and hold the state’s lowest infection rates. In our free-standing surgical center, your surgery and post-anesthesia aftercare should last less than 5 hours. After general anesthesia, your surgery may look different depending on your goals. However, Dr. Newman will begin by making incisions in a way that minimizes any potential for scarring. After completing the surgery, he will stint the nose and apply bandaging to stabilize and protect your nose during the healing process. Once you have awakened from anesthesia, you will be released and can start your recovery.
As a world-renowned Fairfield County plastic surgeon Dr. Fredric Newman leads the industry in ethnic rhinoplasties. With over 30 years of experience, he recognizes the unique, beautiful characteristics of all ethnicities and has perfected the ability to perform successful rhinoplasties, whether it be for aesthetic or functionality purposes, without the patient losing their ethnic identities.
Dr. Newman, recognized as one of the “Top Plastic Surgeons in America” by Castle Connolly’s Guide to America’s Top Doctors, has built a successful practice in Fairfield County where he and his highly trained staff place value in their success, not only in the results of their work but the relationships they build with their patients.
Recovery and aftercare instructions will be provided by the medical staff at The Aesthetic Center, as well as pain management, as you will feel some discomfort for a few days after as you begin the healing process. You will need to keep the area clean and dry, making sure to limit movement to protect your nose. You will want to sleep on your back with your head elevated. Between 2-4 weeks, you will be able to return to certain normal activities, while we strongly recommend avoiding anything that could lead to trauma to your nose for at least 6 months to a year. Of course, we are here to address any concerns you have post-surgery and offer a personalized one-year aftercare program.
To schedule your consultation, or to learn more about ethnic rhinoplasty Fairfield County plastic surgeon Dr. Fredric Newman invites you to call us at our office or fill out the contact form. We look forward to assisting you in your aesthetic goals.
There is some swelling, bruising, and pain associated with your ethnic rhinoplasty. With proper pain management, most patients report that they are able to heal comfortably.
There are risks with rhinoplasty, most of which are rare. Dr. Newman takes every precaution to minimize risks and can address your concerns to ensure that you are comfortable with your decision.
Ethnic rhinoplasty is a surgery that permanently alters the structure of your nose, and your new look will last a lifetime.
Depending on the type of rhinoplasty, we recommend you avoid wearing glasses that rest on your nose for up to 6 weeks as you heal.
Because of the use of general anesthesia, you will not be able to drive yourself home. It is best that you arrange for someone to drive you to and from your surgery and to stay with you overnight as you recover.
We recommend sleeping on your back with your head elevated for no less than 2-3 weeks after surgery. You will need to avoid certain sleeping positions, such as on your stomach, for up to 6 weeks.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty is an option for anyone who has reached physical maturity with completed development of their facial features.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty surgeries performed at The Aesthetic Center in Fairfield County, CT start at $15,000, but depend on several factors which Dr. Newman and his staff will be happy to discuss along with payment options at your consultation.
If you are considering plastic surgery in Fairfield County or anywhere in Connecticut, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our expert plastic surgeons.
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