Ethnic Rhinoplasty Table of Contents

Enhancing Facial Harmony

At the Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Jonathan Pontell performs a number of treatments designed to enhance the harmony of facial features, such as rhinoplasty and ethnic rhinoplasty for patients of African, Hispanic, Asian, or Middle Eastern descent. If you would like to learn how ethnic rhinoplasty in Philadelphia can help you enhance the beauty of your face, explore the information provided by Dr. Pontell.

Why Choose Dr. Pontell?

At the state-of-the-art offices of Dr. Jonathan Pontell, patients are offered a vast array of facial cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Pontell performs only facial cosmetic surgery and has many years of experience providing sophisticated facial rejuvenation and reconstruction procedures. Having performed over 5,000 rhinoplasties in his 27 years as a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Pontell is the premier choice for ethnic rhinoplasty. A highly educated professional, Dr. Pontell received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College. He is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. While sharing his natural gift for excellence in surgical precision, Dr. Pontell loves seeing happy patients thrilled with their results. 

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Ethnic Rhinoplasty: What Is It?

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a type of cosmetic nose surgery. The goal of ethnic rhinoplasty is the same as the goal of “conventional” rhinoplasty – to refine the nasal contours in order to improve the harmony between the nose and the other facial features. The difference is that ethnic rhinoplasty requires advanced skill from the surgeon due to several special considerations. Darker skin tones are more prone to scarring, so the surgeon has to pay special attention to the placement of incisions and post-operative incision care.

Because pigmented skin is more prone to discoloration after surgery, and darker skin is sometimes much thicker than lighter skin, the surgeon must know how to create the incisions and reshape the skin and cartilage for the best possible result. Dr. Jonathan Pontell is one of the most experienced Main Line ethnic nose surgery providers, and he is highly skilled at addressing all of the unique aspects of ethnic rhinoplasty. He is committed to providing exemplary results in every rhinoplasty procedure he performs.

Where Can I Get an Ethnic Rhinoplasty Near Me?

The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center is located in the Main Line suburbs and serves all its surrounding areas, including Philadelphia and Wayne, PA. Please schedule a consultation at his surgical facility to get started on your ethnic rhinoplasty in Main Line, Pennsylvania, today.

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Before Your Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Before your nose surgery, Dr. Pontell will conduct an in-depth consultation at his Philadelphia facial plastic surgery offices. He will carefully evaluate your skin type, tone, and thickness. He will also assess the cartilage and nasal bone while exploring the unique anatomy of your nose. Dr. Pontell will then ask you to describe your treatment goals and how you would like your nose to look after rhinoplasty. His techniques prioritize natural-looking results and structural strength.

To help you understand what is possible and what is not, Dr. Pontell might demonstrate ethnic rhinoplasty before-and-after photos of patients with similar nasal structures and skin types. Dr. Pontell can also demonstrate what is possible with the help of computer imaging to make sure you both share the same idea of the desired result. The goal of the thorough consultation is to ensure that Dr. Pontell understands your concerns and goals and selects the best surgical techniques for you.

At the end of the pre-surgical consultation, Dr. Pontell will give you a list of things you need to do to prepare for your treatment. If you smoke, he requires you to quit at least four weeks before and after your treatment because nicotine can obstruct blood flow and cause complications. Dr. Pontell might also recommend that you discontinue certain over-the-counter medications and discuss your prescription medications with your physician.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty Surgery: The Procedure

Dr. Pontell usually performs ethnic rhinoplasty while the patient is under general or sedation anesthesia. After preparing the patient, Dr. Pontell creates an incision within the nose and across the thin strip of skin between the nostrils. For most ethnic rhinoplasty treatments, the outer incision is needed because it allows Dr. Pontell to open the nose and perform more comprehensive reshaping, such as reducing the size of the nostrils, refining a bulbous tip, or raising a “flat” nose.

If the patient desires to increase the height of the nasal bridge, Dr. Pontell will add cartilage or a Goretex nasal implant to achieve this goal. The cartilage is often taken from the nasal septum or the ear. Depending on the extent of the nose reshaping needed, time in surgery might vary from 1.5-2 hours.

After Your Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Philadelphia

As a leading Philadelphia nose job provider, Dr. Pontell is dedicated to helping all his patients achieve the best possible results. Because ethnic nose surgery is remarkably complex, Dr. Pontell carefully monitors his patients throughout recovery. After surgery, a splint is applied to help maintain the new shape. Most patients experience an easy recovery.

The initial swelling will subside within one to two weeks. Patients can exercise after two weeks after surgery. Within one month, most of the swelling will disappear, and the nose will begin to reveal its new shape. People with darker complexions might have to wait longer for the final rhinoplasty results to appear due to lingering residual swelling.

Dr. Jonathan Pontell will conduct periodic follow-up visits to monitor the progress of his Philadelphia ethnic rhinoplasty patients, address any concerns they might have, and timely detect any complications. Due to his extensive skill and experience, the vast majority of Dr. Pontell’s ethnic rhinoplasty patients achieve outstanding aesthetic results and are delighted with their new appearance.

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Contact Our Ethnic Rhinoplasty Provider

If you are of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, or Hispanic descent and desire to change your nasal contours, schedule a consultation with the highly skilled Pennsylvania/Delaware/South Jersey ethnic rhinoplasty provider, Dr. Jonathan Pontell. You can set up an appointment by calling his offices at (610) 549-4641. During your consultation, Dr. Pontell will explain your nose surgery options and answer questions about other procedures he performs, such as facial injectables, Ultherapy, eyelid surgery, and a facelift in Philadelphia.

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