Procedure Time 2 hours
Overnight Stay No
Gym 1 month off before returning to the gym
Anaesthesia General
Full Recovery Typically 6 months, but varies among individuals and depending on surgical techniques used.
Time Off Work 2 weeks depending on the nature of the patient's job
Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Why Choose Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

Depending on the patient's ethnic background, the goals of ethnic rhinoplasty may include:

Nasal Bridge Augmentation or Reduction: Some ethnicities may have a nasal bridge that is either too flat or too prominent. Nasal bridge augmentation or reduction techniques can help achieve a balanced nasal profile that balances the patient's facial features.

Nasal Tip Refinement: Ethnic rhinoplasty often involves refining the nasal tip to achieve a more defined and proportionate appearance. This may include reshaping the tip cartilage, adjusting the angle between the nasal tip and upper lip, or refining the nostril shape.

Nostril Reduction: Some ethnicities may have wider or more flared nostrils. Nostril reduction surgery can be performed to narrow the nostrils and create a more balanced nasal base.

Functional Improvements: Ethnic rhinoplasty may also address functional issues such as nasal obstruction or breathing difficulties. This may involve straightening a deviated septum, correcting nasal valve collapse, or improving overall nasal airflow.

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Ethnic rhinoplasty is a specialised form of rhinoplasty surgery tailored to individuals of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Unlike traditional rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty respects and enhances the unique features of the patient's ethnic heritage while addressing specific cosmetic concerns and functional issues.

The recovery process after ethnic rhinoplasty is similar to that of traditional rhinoplasty. Patients may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort for the first week or two after surgery. Most patients can resume normal activities, including work or school, within one to two weeks after surgery, although strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided for several weeks to allow for proper healing. Full results may take several months to fully manifest as swelling gradually subsides.

Yes, ethnic rhinoplasty can address concerns or functional issues resulting from a previous rhinoplasty procedure. Revision rhinoplasty techniques may be used to revise and improve the appearance and function of the nose.

Yes, ethnic rhinoplasty can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures to achieve comprehensive aesthetic enhancements. Common procedures that may be performed in conjunction with ethnic rhinoplasty include chin augmentation, cheek augmentation, or facelift surgery. Combining procedures allows for a more balanced facial appearance, and your surgeon can discuss the various options available during the consultation.

To prepare for ethnic rhinoplasty surgery, it's essential to follow pre-operative instructions provided by your surgeon. This may include quitting smoking, avoiding certain medications or supplements that can increase the risk of bleeding, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Who Will Perform the Procedure?

Dr. Arda Kucukguven is a highly skilled European Board-Certified dual-trained plastic and maxillo-facial surgeon specialising solely in facial aesthetic surgery.

Dr Küçükgüven has worked as a consultant plastic surgeon at the famous cranio-maxillo-facial centre at Hacettepe University Hospital in Ankara, Turkey for 6 years. During his time here his specialist interests included research into facial anatomy, facial rejuvenation surgery and complex facial reconstruction.

Dr. Arda

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