Noses come in all shapes and sizes, all of them beautiful. While you may embrace your heritage, many people feel their nose doesn’t look quite right, whether too broad, bulbous, drooping, bumpy, or misaligned. Ethnic rhinoplasty allows patients of diverse backgrounds to refine the nose while paying homage to their ancestry.
As a double-board certified plastic surgeon focusing exclusively on facial procedures, Dr. Roberto Garcia has paved the way as one of the leading surgeons for ethnic rhinoplasty Jacksonville, Florida has to offer. He is a true visionary and caters to patients of all ethnicities striving to look their best. Through Jacksonville ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Garcia has assisted patients from all walks of life to become a more aesthetically appealing version of themselves without stripping away the ethnic features that make them uniquely beautiful.
Genetics is the foremost determinant of how the nose develops as a person matures into adulthood. Perceptions of beauty also vary among those of different cultural backgrounds, be it African, East Asian, or Latino. Ethnic rhinoplasty honors these differences by adjusting the surgical techniques to each patient.
Ethnic rhinoplasty is a highly specialized procedure that alters the nose so it appears more in harmony with the other facial features while at the same time preserving desirable ancestral traits.
While the surgical techniques overlap, ethnic rhinoplasty emphasizes maintaining key anatomical features linked to a patient’s ethnic identity and personal beauty ideals. Dr. Garcia considers each patient’s individual concept of beauty, which is often shaped partly by their heritage and upbringing.
Ethnic rhinoplasty allows patients to enhance their appearance without feeling disingenuous to who they are. Reshaping the nose so it becomes narrower, more lifted, smoother, or symmetrical can improve self-image and help a person feel more at home in their body. This ripple effect may touch every aspect of your life, whether that means feeling more confident at social events, work meetings, dating, or looking in the mirror.
Anyone displeased with how their nose looks may be a candidate so long as they do not smoke, are in good health and are not pregnant or breastfeeding. Our Jacksonville Ethnic rhinoplasty might be appropriate for those that want to contour their nose while retaining characteristics specific to their lineage. Ideally, patients should wait until adulthood before considering rhinoplasty to allow time for the nose to develop. The minimum age is 18, although waiting until at least 21 is preferred.
Dr. Garcia’s in-depth consultations will allow you to describe your aesthetic concerns and goals in detail. He will answer all your questions and create a fully customized surgical plan designed with your preferences in mind. He also offers Vectra 3D imaging to give you a better idea of your expected surgical outcome. Preparing for the operation may require you to complete lab work, pick up prescriptions and temporarily stop blood thinners, herbal supplements, and NSAIDs. If you smoke, you will need to quit well before your surgery.
The operation typically lasts two to three hours under general anesthetic. During open rhinoplasty, Dr. Garcia makes a tiny incision between the nostrils through which he evaluates the skin flap to access the internal structures. Closed rhinoplasty entails hidden incisions inside the nose to restructure the cartilage and bony tissue. After making the necessary modifications, he closes the incisions and may apply a bandage, splint, or both.
Most patients take one to two weeks off work and socializing to heal. Swelling, bruising, and congestion are likely to occur. Bruising typically resolves within three weeks. Nasal stuffiness can last three weeks or longer. By three months post-op, most inflammation should subside, although it can take a year for the nose to settle into its final shape. Follow Dr. Garcia’s aftercare instructions to promote a speedy recovery, such as avoiding smoking, contact sports, wearing eyeglasses, and physical exertion until healed.
As a double board-certified surgeon in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, you can feel confident that Dr. Garcia performs rhinoplasty as safely as possible. He has unmatched artistic sensibilities and a keen interest in helping patients from all backgrounds look and feels their absolute best. Despite having performed over 15,000 facial surgeries, his enthusiasm has never wavered. He will work with you individually to ensure your ethnic rhinoplasty results ring true to you.
To book your consultation for ethnic rhinoplasty Jacksonville area residents or guests are encouraged to call (904) 686-8020 . Dr. Garcia serves all of nearby Jacksonville and Northeast Florida.
Surgery performed under general anesthetic is painless. Dr. Garcia offers custom pain management plans to ease discomfort during recovery.
Risks of ethnic rhinoplasty include infection, changes in olfactory ability, prolonged nasal congestion, scarring, and pulmonary or respiratory complications.
Under the direction of visionary double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia, Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery offers the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures in a relaxed and serene setting. Schedule a virtual or in-person consultation today to get the first glimpse of your future self.
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