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Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty

A Middle Eastern, or specifically, a Persian, Arab, Turkish, or Armenian “nose job” is a specific type of ethnic nose reshaping. The goal of this procedure is to consider unique features and concerns to produce aesthetically pleasing results while preserving the patient’s ethnic identity.

New York City facial plastic surgeon, Philip J. Miller, MD, FACS, often consults with patients who are concerned about losing their ethnic identity through nasal surgery. While many patients feel conflicted between getting the nose they want and appearing “too Caucasian,” Dr. Miller employs specialized techniques that address the common concerns and problem areas associated with Middle Eastern noses while maintaining ethnic identity.

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Armenian, Arab, Persian, Lebanese, or Iranian noses may share some of these common nasal characteristics:

  • Large nasal profiles
  • A curvature (e.g., downward sloping) of the nasal bridge
  • A bulbous or hanging nasal tip 

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Yara, Arabic, Turkish, and Middle Eastern noses in general also tend to have thicker facial skin with more fatty tissue, as well as longer noses that feature a higher bridge, droopy tip, nasal humps, imbalanced nostril tip, and wide bones. The goal of these Middle Eastern rhinoplasty patients is to create a more symmetrical and desirable nose that stays in balance with the proportions of their face while still maintaining their Middle Eastern heritage for the best results possible.

Dr. Miller's Approach to Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty

When searching for a nasal plastic surgeon in NYC, compare the experience each candidate has with the procedure you are considering. With such a complicated procedure, it is important to select an experienced and credentialed facial plastic surgeon who is well-versed in the unique characteristics of the Middle Eastern nose. Always view a surgeon’s “before and after” portfolio to get a good idea of the surgeon’s abilities and expertise with procedures performed on Persian, Arab, or Turkish noses.

Dr. Miller is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon in New York and is recognized as an expert in rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation procedures. He has more than two decades of experience in facial plastic surgery. He provides personalized treatment plans that combine desired changes with the preservation of a patient's ethnic identity.

Dr. Miller developed his proprietary consultation process called NatraLook. During the NatraLook consultation, he evaluates the patient’s nose and facial features while listening to their concerns and goals. This process evaluates and expands the typical plastic surgery experience into a safe, collaborative environment where patients can explore their aesthetic confidence. This opportunity allows patients and Dr. Miller to create a unified vision for optimal results and the most natural outcome possible.

Middle Eastern Nose Job Before and After

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Rhinoplasty to correct nasal bridge and tip of a female patient by Dr. Miller. Surgery creates a more feminine slope to the nose and refines the tip to improve the patient's facial profile.

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Am I a candidate for a Middle Eastern nose job?

The ideal candidates for Iranian nose jobs are men and women who are concerned about the appearance of their noses and are in good physical health, non-smokers, and at least 16 years old. The best way to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure is through a consultation with a qualified facial plastic surgeon who will perform an examination of your nose and provide an appropriate surgical plan.

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Middle Eastern Nose Job FAQ

How much does Middle Eastern rhinoplasty cost in NYC? 

A Middle Eastern nose job can cost anywhere from $9,000 to $25,000 in New York City. This is the average price for the area, but the true cost varies from patient to patient, depending on factors, such as the patient’s aesthetic goals, the length and involvement of the surgery, anesthesia and facility fees, and the surgeon’s experience. The actual cost will be provided during your consultation. For more information on the cost of rhinoplasty, please contact Dr. Miller at his Manhattan, New York plastic surgery office.

How will the procedure go? 

Any type of rhinoplasty procedure is highly complex and requires meticulous attention to detail. It typically takes 3-4 hours for Dr. Miller to complete the procedure.

There are two surgical approaches to rhinoplasty: An open or closed technique. If performing an open rhinoplasty, Dr. Miller will make a small incision in the columella –the piece of tissue that separates the nostrils. Also called external rhinoplasty, this technique opens the tip of the nose to reveal its internal structures. An open rhinoplasty provides enhanced visibility when maneuvering through the bone, cartilage, and tissue that make up the nose. When performing this type of rhinoplasty, Dr. Miller can reshape the nose and repair damage without jeopardizing its structural support. 

A closed or endonasal rhinoplasty is an internal procedure in which all incisions are confined to the inside of the nostrils. Patients concerned about visible scarring need not worry with a closed rhinoplasty. During the procedure, Dr. Miller carefully lifts the underlying bone, cartilage, and tissue through the nostrils, so you won’t be able to see any scarring.

Dr. Miller will choose an open or closed method depending on the patient’s goals, as well as the size and structure of the patient’s nasal passages. 

What does recovery look like?

Lebanese, Iranian, and Turkish nose job patients usually return to work and normal activities within 2-3 weeks, but you should refrain from strenuous physical activity for 3-6 weeks. You will begin to see the swelling and bruising disappear within 2-3 weeks, at which time you will start to appreciate the results. Full results usually take 6-12 weeks to be seen while your healing will continue for the entire first year. Dr. Miller and his team will follow you through this entire process, but please be patient to see the final results.

Does it hurt? 

You can expect to experience very minor pain in the nose and forehead region in the hours immediately following surgery. Pain medication is provided and may be taken to alleviate these symptoms, although few find it necessary because severe pain is extremely uncommon.

It is important to discuss all your concerns with your surgeon before your surgery. Dr. Miller will be able to set your expectations for your recovery and recommend specific after-care solutions to make your healing process as smooth as possible.  

Will insurance cover my Middle Eastern nose job?

Depending on the reasons for having rhinoplasty, it can be covered by insurance. If the reason for your Armenian or Persian nose job is purely cosmetic, it is not covered. But if it is provided to correct breathing or other functional issues, then it may be covered by your insurance policy.

Schedule a Middle Eastern Nose Job Consultation in New York

To learn more about Middle Eastern rhinoplasty, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Miller. You will be put in touch with a patient advisor who will help you get started. Fill out our contact form or give us a call at (646) 791-3025.

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