Stay True to You
You’ve been thinking about changing the shape of your nose, either to enhance your appearance or to make your breathing easier. But as a person of color, you don’t want a “nose job” that might diminish your ethnic and cultural pride. Dr. Christopher Godek is one of the nation’s preeminent board-certified plastic surgeons. Highly skilled in all facets of plastic surgery, Dr. Godek possesses a particular passion for nose surgery, known medically as rhinoplasty. Seek the elite New Jersey plastic surgeon who can produce the best and safest rhinoplasty results. Dr. Godek “checks all the boxes.” He invites you to schedule an ethnic rhinoplasty consultation online at rhinoplastysurgerynj.com. You are also welcome to call our New Jersey office at (732) 281-1988 or our Wall Township facility at (732) 375-0202.
Change Your Nose. But Stay “You.”
Ethnic rhinoplasty is a uniquely customized nose surgery procedure designed for patients who are of non-Caucasian descent. This advanced form of rhinoplasty involves surgical techniques tailored to achieve one’s individual aesthetic or functional goals while retaining distinct characteristics of their heritage. “Ethnic rhinoplasty” is actually more of an umbrella term for a procedure that will take the specific ethnicity and ancestral features of each patient into account; therefore, the procedure may be referred to as African-American rhinoplasty, Middle Eastern rhinoplasty, Asian rhinoplasty, Hispanic rhinoplasty, or other term based on the individual patient’s heritage. These treatments are essentially standard rhinoplasty procedures; however, they involve a surgical approach that is particularly sensitive to the aesthetic preferences of patients who would like to ensure they can achieve their overall goals without sacrificing features that are unique to their ethnicity.
Be True to Your Roots
Ethnic rhinoplasty can complement your other facial features by giving you a more attractive nose. And you can maintain your heritage while refining your appearance.
Specifically, with ethnic rhinoplasty New Jersey patients that visit us can:
You are a candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty if you are in good general health. Non-smokers are preferred candidates. Rhinoplasty generally should not be performed on children except to treat an injury or correct a breathing issue. Aesthetic rhinoplasty should be delayed until the nose has reached its full size.
Reshape Your Nose. But Keep Your Ethnic Pride.
During your initial consultation with our rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Christopher Godek will talk with you about your goals for rhinoplasty and answer all of your questions. Once your personalized treatment plan is in place, Dr. Godek can talk more with you about what you can expect from the procedure and the recovery process. At our practice in New Jersey Ethnic Rhinoplasty is performed with a deep understanding of diverse nasal structures. For general information on rhinoplasty surgery and recovery from rhinoplasty, please visit the respective sections on this page or schedule a consultation with Dr. Godek.
In a rhinoplasty procedure, your doctor rearranges your nasal cartilage and bone structure to provide your desired results. All individuals are unique. There is no standardized procedure for ethnic rhinoplasty. Depending on the extent of revision desired, your doctor may take cartilage from deep inside your nose or from your ear. In addition, cartilage from your ribs or other bones may be used for extensive correction. Rhinoplasty is typically an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home later the same day of your surgery, although in some cases, hospitalization may be recommended for a day or two.
Love your new look.
As the swelling fades, your long-lasting final results will begin to emerge. There will still be some changes that happen over the coming months as your nose adjusts and settles into its new shape, based on the look you’ve chosen for yourself. While your nose will continue to age along with the rest of your body, the changes you’ve made as part of your ethnic rhinoplasty are usually considered permanent.
Maximize your results.
Expect some swelling and bruising—along with some slight bleeding and drainage—for up to two weeks or more. Any dressings, splints, and stitches used in your surgery can typically be removed within a week. While most patients can go back to work or school in a week, you should avoid heavy physical activity for a month. Dr. Godek will provide you with detailed recovery instructions. Remember that even minor changes in your nasal structure can often make a dramatic difference in your “look.”
If your surgery is performed to treat a medical problem, such as breathing difficulties, your insurance may cover all or part of the costs. But if your rhinoplasty is a purely aesthetic procedure, insurance will not pay.
Schedule your New Jersey Rhinoplasty consultation
To enhance the form and function of your nose, Dr. Christopher Godek and his team at Rhinoplasty New Jersey are unrivaled in the Tri-State area. Their dedication to detail and commitment to quality care will ensure you are comfortable and ready for a life-changing rhinoplasty. Schedule your consultation today. We look forward to answering any questions you may have!