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Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

ethnic rhinoplasty stock 1 - Ethnic Rhinoplasty | Beverly Hills | Los AngelesEvery race has aesthetic characteristics that are specific to it. Not every member of a particular race shares these attributes. However, individuals who do sometimes choose to undergo plastic surgery to change these features.

Rhinoplasty is a sought-after treatment among patients whose ethnic features include a wide nose. People of African and Asian descent often consider rhinoplasty to reduce the flared appearance of their nostrils.

It is crucial that the plastic surgeon modifies their surgical approach to the specific physical structure of the patient’s nose. The surgeon should not alter the nose shape beyond a point where it completely changes a patient’s appearance.

Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes provides rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and surrounding locations.

 

Improving the Appearance of the Nose in Ethnic Patients

Ethnic rhinoplasty refers to a nose reshaping plastic surgery where the nose is surgically modified to develop a nose shape that is more balanced and proportionate to the patient’s other facial features without drastically altering their ethnic features.

Asian, African American, and Hispanic nose reshaping procedures should take into consideration the varied internal and external ethnic attributes of each patient’s nose.

A well-qualified and experienced ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon will assess if an ethnic nose requires significant changes in the internal structures to enhance the external appearance and achieve a look that is satisfactory to the patient.

The ethnic nose structure has distinct attributes which require special attention. For example, Asian, African American, and Hispanic patients commonly have fuller, rounder, and less protuberant nose tips.

They may be seeking to extend and refine the nasal tip to appear taller and narrower. Ethnic rhinoplasty can also address the common condition of nostrils being too wide or excessively flared.  

 

Ethnic Rhinoplasty Techniques

In an ethnic nose reshaping procedure, the surgeon will use specialized techniques such as changing the cartilage and bone shape within the nose, making the nostrils narrower or even sourcing cartilage from other areas of the body for grafting to create an extended nasal tip.  

Certain surgeons prefer to use synthetic implants because of the ease of placement. However, in some cases, they can only use the patient’s own tissue for safe and predictable results. This will also lower the risk of complications, migration or extrusion usually associated with synthetic implants.

Patients from Middle Eastern ancestry usually choose rhinoplasty to reduce the nasal hump, refine the nose tip, and achieve a nose shape that is more proportionate to the other facial features.

African American candidates seek rhinoplasty for the refinement of a wide nasal bridge, narrowing of wide nostrils, and building up a weak nasal tip by using a cartilage graft taken from elsewhere in the body.

The surgeon may reduce a very prominent nose bridge in Hispanic patients. Alternatively, they may strengthen the profile by grafting a very flat nose. The plastic surgeon will refine a bulbous or thick nose tip to restore focus on the patient’s smile and eyes.

 

Conservative Approach

It is vital that the surgeon develops a surgical plan that is conservative in nature. Ethnic rhinoplasty should maintain the characteristics that lend a person their uniqueness and individuality and not compromise their ethnic identity. Rather, it should subtly enhance a patient’s inherent beauty.  

Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and nearby areas for rhinoplasty.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Double Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, please contact us at (800) 859-7509. Offices in Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA. 

Serving Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County and surrounding areas of California.

Nostril Alar Adjustment

gallery face procedure 300x226 - Nostril Alar Adjustment | Beverly Hills | Los AngelesAlar adjustment refers to a surgical technique that reduces flared or wide nostrils. The outer edges of the nostrils are known as the alar. Alar adjustment is commonly performed in combination with width reduction.

The surgeon can effectively change the level of tension that is causing the excessive width in the nostrils by excising a portion of tissue.

The Weir technique is a specialized alar adjustment approach that involves a particular incision type. The surgeon eliminates tissues to develop a wedge-shaped cavity and subsequently sutures it to develop the desired contours.

Certain ethnic patients are more likely to have flared nostrils in addition to a nasal flare. It is commonly seen in African Americans. Some patients feel that wide nostrils and/or flared nostrils can distract from other facial features. This can affect the patient’s self-image and impact their confidence.

Judicious double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes provides rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and surrounding communities in The Golden State.

 

Procedure

The surgeon will remove a wedge of tissue from the sides of the nostrils near the junction with the cheek in a procedure known as alarplasty. The wedge base will be the level of the alar rims, and the pointed apex will be near the sides where the nose connects to the cheek groove.

The amount of tissue excision will depend on the width of the nostrils. Many surgeons and patients seek to measure the change in mm narrowing on the frontal view. However, this can be challenging as the wedge size removed does not accurately reflect the frontal narrowing distance.

The surgeon will ask the patient if they want minor, medium, or significant change. Most patients seek a medium change. It is vital to remember that further tissue reduction is always possible if the patient feels that the nostrils are still too wide. But excessive tissue removal is difficult to reverse.

Certain nose surgeons use a suturing technique to draw the walls in medially. It may lead to tissue bunching and is likely temporary. Yet other surgeons place incisions only within the nostrils fearing incision placement on the outside.

But this approach does not offer dramatic changes. Incisions on the outside heal well and are properly concealed next to the alar groove. This incision is made in the area where the nostrils connect to the cheeks which help the scar to remain discreet in the natural crease between these regions.  

Nostril narrowing (alarplasty) is an effective procedure that can be undertaken by itself without performing a full rhinoplasty and offers dramatic outcomes.

 

After the Surgery

The patient will experience some discomfort and pain in the nose region as well as some inflammation and puffiness during the initial few days after the surgery. The pain will subside in two to three days. However, the inflammation will take longer to resolve.

It is normal for patients to experience minor bleeding in the incision areas. This bleeding typically resolves in around two days. The facial swelling will start to subside in around one week and should be entirely gone by two weeks.

The patient will need to return to the office to have their bandages removed around the third day of recovery. The sutures will be taken out at the end of week one. Focused double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and other towns and cities in this part of the US for rhinoplasty.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Double Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, please contact us at (800) 859-7509. Offices in Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA. 

Serving Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County and surrounding areas of California.

How much does Facelift Plastic Surgery Cost?

shutterstock 23599909 200x300 - How much does Facelift Plastic Surgery Cost? | Beverly Hills | Los AngelesOver the past 25 years, facelift cosmetic surgery has consistently ranked among the most popular cosmetic surgeries.

There have been various advancements in surgical techniques and technology over these years, and it is now possible to generate dramatic results in a less invasive and painful way with a shorter recovery period.

However, it is vital to identify a highly trained and experienced surgeon for a procedure such as a facelift. During the pre-op consultation, the cosmetic surgeon will discuss the costs and other facets of the procedure. A dedicated surgeon will ensure that the patient has all the information to be able to make an enlightened decision.

Patients with comprehensive information on facelift surgery can make judicious choices on the procedure ensuring that they feel reassured about the surgery and are satisfied with the outcomes.

Kind double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes provides facelift surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and other cities and towns in this area of the nation.

 

Price Tag Factors

Facelift plastic surgery costs can vary between two practices, and even between two patients at the same practice. The factors influencing facelift costs are as follows:

Practice Location

Major metropolitan cities and towns around the West and East Coasts in the US typically have a higher cost of living index in comparison to many areas in the interior part of the country.

Aspects such as average household income, real estate costs, taxation policies, and other overhead costs will affect the cost of living. Taxes are normally lower when you move away from the coasts. These factors impact the cost of goods and services, including the monetary amount of surgical procedures such as facelift surgery.

Type of Facelift Technique

Certain patients need significant improvement in their facial appearance. The surgeon may recommend deep plane lift technique or a combination of a traditional facelift with nonsurgical facial procedures. On the other hand, some patients may require a mini facelift or an in-office facelift which is relatively less invasive.

The costs of the procedure will differ depending on the type and extent of the procedure. In case the facelift involves additional procedures such as neck lift or eyelid lift, the overall price tag will be higher.

Surgical Facility and Anesthesia Costs

The cosmetic surgeon will undertake a significant facelift surgery at a private surgical suite, an accredited surgical center, or a hospital. The financial stipulations of the surgical facility will vary in each case. The surgeon will explain the benefits and limitations of each venue to the patient in detail.

If the surgeon performs the surgery under general anesthesia, the procedure will involve the charges of the anesthesiologist or an anesthetist nurse. The fees will vary based on their experience and credentials.

Surgeon’s Fee

In general, the plastic surgeon’s fee will depend on their experience, credentials, and prominence in the field of facial surgery.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients should choose the best plastic surgeon for their needs, especially for an intricate procedure such as a facelift. The surgeon’s fee should only be a secondary consideration in this decision.

 

Financing

The facelift is elective surgery, which means that the patient will not likely receive insurance coverage for this procedure. But patients may seek financing from third-party sources such as medical finance companies to make payments in easy monthly installments.

Successful double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and nearby areas in The Golden State for a facelift.


For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Double Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, please contact us at (800) 859-7509. Offices in Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA. 

Serving Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County and surrounding areas of California.

What is Facelift Surgery?

shutterstock 63840910 200x300 - What is Facelift Surgery? | Beverly Hills | Los AngelesRhytidectomy, commonly known as a facelift, is a sought-after cosmetic surgery procedure which helps mitigate lines, wrinkles, and other signs of facial aging restoring a more youthful facial and jaw appearance.

This surgery involves the removal of excess facial skin and fat and the tightening of the underlying muscles of the face.

The patient should select an experienced and highly skilled surgeon for safe and predictable facelift results. Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes provides facelift surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and surrounding communities across the horizon.

 

Good Candidates

For people unhappy with the appearance of sagging skin, drooping muscles, or other visible signs of aging, which make them appear tired and older, facelift surgery could be an ideal procedure.

The candidate should have some level of suppleness and elasticity in the skin to experience aesthetically appealing outcomes from a facelift. Furthermore, the candidate should have a strong facial bone structure, which can support and enhance the results of the procedure.

 

Procedure

In rhytidectomy, the surgeon will lift the skin off the face and tighten the underlying muscles and tissue. After this, they will pull the skin tightly over the face. This procedure is typically undertaken with the patient under general anesthesia or IV sedation and local anesthesia.

The procedure commences with the surgeon placing an incision in the temple area. This incision goes around the ear, and through this incision, the surgeon tightens the facial tissue and muscles. Once the process of tightening is complete, the surgeon pulls the skin tautly over the face and closes the incisions using sutures.

An expert cosmetic surgeon will place these incisions discreetly to ensure that any subsequent scarring remains hidden. This procedure may take many hours to complete depending on the extent of the surgery.

 

Surgical Techniques

Depending on the patient’s needs and the extent of the surgery, the surgeon will recommend a suitable technique for the facelift.

Endoscopic Facelift

In this facelift technique, the surgeon inserts a camera through the incisions enabling them to view the underlying facial structure on a screen to perform the procedure in a precise manner. The surgery typically involves the placement of three small incisions and removing the extra tissue while tightening the underlying muscles.

Cutaneous Facelift

This technique is older and involves only the removal of extra facial skin. The surgeon places a long incision discreetly along the hairline. Subsequently, they will gently lift the skin and suture it firmly at an elevated position. This procedure has relatively lesser associated risks as it does not involve muscular structure changes.

SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) Facelift

SMAS facelift is a more popular procedure today as it provides comprehensive outcomes. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and the tightening of the underlying facial muscles. It offers more complete and natural looking results.

 

Recovery

Patients generally require around one week of downtime after a facelift. But they should take gentle walks around their home and perform light activities to ensure proper blood flow.

The patient should not engage in aggressive activities for about one month. Most patients can return to their workplace or resume their routine in nearly one week to ten days after their facelift surgery.

Dedicated double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and other towns and cities in this part of SoCal for a facelift.


For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Double Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, please contact us at (800) 859-7509. Offices in Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA. 

Serving Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County and surrounding areas of California.