Dr. Michel Siegel’s expertise and extensive experience performing ethnic rhinoplasty in Houston has helped him gain the ability to understand the specific anatomical differences of various ethnicities, and tailor his surgical approach to deliver balanced, harmonious, natural-looking results.
Custom Ethnic RhinoplastySurgery in Houston, TX
Your ethnic rhinoplasty will be matched with your individual facial structure, anatomy, and your aesthetic preferences. While a common rhinoplasty procedure employed for Caucasians involves removing part of the bridge to make the nose smaller, one of the most common alterations for an Asian rhinoplasty is to narrow a wider nose and might require using a graft (typically of cartilage) to create a more defined, slimmer nose bridge.
Why ChooseDr. Michel Siegel?
Dr. Michel Siegel is recognized as being among the finest facial plastic surgeons practicing in Houston, and a consummate professional in rhinoplasty surgery. He is often called upon to perform revision rhinoplasty to correct flaws from a primary rhinoplasty. He employs the most advanced surgical techniques in nose surgery and is meticulous in his surgical technique.
As a true artist in the field of facial plastic surgery, he has gained a stellar reputation as Houston’s premier rhinoplasty surgeon. When considering rhinoplasty, choosing the most qualified, experienced, and successful nose surgeon cannot be overstated. Dr. Siegel has specialty credentials beyond what most surgeons have achieved, and is board certified by the only two specialties that exclusively which focus on the nose and face:
- Board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Board-certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery
If you’re interested in an ethnic nose job, you’ll begin with an initial consultation at our private plastic surgery office in Houston. During this appointment, Dr. Siegel will evaluate your individual case, answer any questions, and listen to your personal vision regarding how you would like your newly-shaped nose to appear once completed. He will also perform a detailed examination to gain a deeper knowledge of your individual nasal structure. This will allow Dr. Siegel to fully draw up a customized surgical plan to achieve a balanced, harmonious outcome that enhances your appearance, yet maintains your ethnic identity
To help you better understand what to expect from your ethnic rhinoplasty in Houston, he will also show you a three-dimensional “before and after.” There are no limits on the time needed for your consultation – Dr. Siegel will discuss the procedure with you until you are completely confident and ready to move forward.
Your Houston ethnic rhinoplasty will be carried out in our safe and fully-certified Houston cosmetic surgery facility. Since each procedure is unique, the time it takes to complete your procedure will vary according to what needs to be accomplished in altering your nose structure. For example, if you have a deviated septum, Dr. Siegel may combine your ethnic rhinoplasty with a septoplasty to repair this health issue, which may require additional time. Dr. Siegel’s strives to achieve the best possible outcome in nose reshaping surgery.
Because Dr. Siegel has extensive experience and expertise, with a practice exclusive to facial plastic surgery, most patients find that the recovery from ethnic rhinoplasty is far quicker and easier than they anticipated. Dr. Siegel doesn’t use any internal packing or gauze after surgery, avoiding the traditional pain and pressure associated with recovering from nose surgery. Instead, an external splint will be worn on the bridge of the nose for five to seven days after surgery. Most patients are comfortable returning to work or other activities in about one week.
Dr. Siegel’s expertise, and vast experience in rhinoplasty affords him the ability to handle the nose tissues using a delicate approach in altering nasal tissues, thus his patients rarely experience the traditional black and blue bruising around the eyes associated with rhinoplasty. Successful results depend not only on the surgery itself, but on the steps in recovery along with follow-up appointments to ensure that your nose heals quickly and correctly. Follow-ups appointments may be required periodically for at least one year from your surgery date.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty FAQ's
Most often, patients seeking African American rhinoplasty are interested in having a narrower, better-defined nasal tip, a thinner nasal bridge, and narrowing nostril structure, although everyone is different.
There are many techniques to narrow nose size and create a more refined look. Dr. Siegel’s approach allows for a seamless incision placement, for virtually “scar-free” results. He understands that many African-American patients are at a higher risk of developing keloids, or fibrous scar tissue. Luckily, the nose is one area in which keloids do not form.
Hispanic and Latino patients have a wide variety of nose shapes and sizes, so the concerns Dr. Siegel addresses with this type of ethnic rhinoplasty will vary widely. Some Latino patients may want to improve the appearance of a flat bridge, which gives the nose a broader appearance.
Dr. Siegel can address this concern by using a graft (typically of cartilage) to add subtle height and structure, giving the illusion of a narrower nose. Patients with wider, rounded nostrils may benefit from re-sculpting the nostril tissue. Some Latino patients may want more clearly defined tips to their noses, which can may involve grafting and the construction of nose tip support. When you come for a consultation, Dr. Siegel will talk through your concerns with you and create a customized Latino rhinoplasty plan to create the look that will best enhance your other attractive facial features.
Caucasian noses tend to have more cartilage, slimmer tips, and thinner skin. These patients often want to address deformities at nose bridge (humps), asymmetry at nostrils, deviated septa (which would require a septoplasty), a droopy, bulbous, or pinched nose tip, or a disproportionate nose size. Typically, a Caucasian rhinoplasty is a reductive surgery to create a smaller, more defined nose.
You may have searched online and seen patients with black and blue bruising around the eyes, and horror stories about recovery from the procedure. The meticulous surgical approach employed by Dr. Siegel means your recovery will be faster, with less damage to surrounding tissues with limited bruising. Most people are completely comfortable returning to work in a week.
To undergo nose surgery, the nose should have reached its full growth. For girls, this is typically about age 14, and for boys, a bit later.
To protect the breathing structures, in most cases, general anesthesia is the preferred way for performing rhinoplasty. This allows for safer surgery and a faster recovery.
Each person has a unique facial structure, including the nose. Predicting the length of the surgery is difficult unless a full, in-person evaluation is performed, along with discussing your vision for a new nose structure. Depending upon what needs to be altered, the surgery may take from between one and three hours.
After rhinoplasty with Dr. Siegel, once healed, the tiny surgical scar will be virtually invisible. Two approaches may be employed in surgery, based upon the extent of the needed reshaping:
- Open Rhinoplasty: A tiny incision is made at the base of the columella, the thin strip of skin and tissue between the nostrils. This incision, once healed, will not be visible.
- Closed Rhinoplasty: For some less extensive nose surgeries, the incisions can be made from within the nostrils, with no visible scars.
Dr. Siegel’s patients consistently remark that recovery from rhinoplasty was far less painful or stressful than expected. You may feel some minor discomfort which is typically easy to control with pain medication in the first few days. Your nose will be stuffy for a few days due to swelling – the main complaint. This quickly fades as the swelling reduces.
Every person recovers at a slightly different rate. Never drive while on prescription pain medication, which is typically only needed for a few days. If you are off any stronger medication, usually in about three to four days, you can be given the okay to drive by Dr. Siegel.