The reduction rhinoplasty is one of the most common rhinoplasty procedures, largely because it addresses the issues that many people have with their nose. For most patients, the size of their nose is a source of contention, and they want to bring it back into proportion with the rest of their face. A reduction rhinoplasty might address the width of the nose or the size of the nostrils, as well as many other aspects of the nose. Overall, the patient will find that when the size of their nose is reduced, their face will appear more proportional after the surgery is complete.
The surgery is also known as an ethnic rhinoplasty, and it is one of Dr. Kevin Sadati’s specialties. Patients from all over Orange County and all different backgrounds come to him because they know they can trust him to perform this procedure while at the same time respecting their heritage. The reduction rhinoplasty is one of the most popular choices at his Newport Beach practice, largely because Dr. Sadati believes that the ethnic rhinoplasty should complement a patient’s ethnicity rather than eliminate all signs of ethnic traits.
When Dr. Sadati creates a custom ethnic rhinoplasty plan, he often looks at the size of other facial features on the patient’s face. Depending on the size of the person’s mouth and the width of their eyes, Dr. Sadati will reshape the nose, so it is more proportional with the rest of the face. It is important that the new size of the nose is determined by the other features, or else the nose might end up looking too small.
Many patients will need the size of their nostrils reduced as this is a common aspect of the reduction rhinoplasty. This can be achieved by removing a portion of the tissue that is located in the nostril base. This helps the surgeon reduce the size and width of the nostril, without destroying the shape and natural features. Other common aspects of the reduction rhinoplasty include altering the nasal tip. Dr. Sadati recognizes that this is a prominent feature for many people, and he works to provide them with a nasal tip that is common in their culture. For instance, the Caucasian nose most often has a scoped dorsum, but a Middle Eastern nose typically has a straight dorsum. He will not try to eliminate a patient’s ethnicity by giving them a nasal tip from an entirely different ethnicity. His goal is to improve the appearance of the nose without eliminating the positive ethnic features on a patient’s face. It can be a difficult balance, but one that Dr. Sadati feels is necessary to achieve.
To find out more information about the reduction rhinoplasty and to see if you are a candidate, set up a free consultation appointment with Dr. Sadati. At this appointment, he will help you identify your prominent ethnic features and provide you with a plan for how he can address your misgivings with your nose while still respecting your heritage.