Why Dr. Shah for my Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Shah is an expert in ethnic rhinoplasty and has performed over 3000 rhinoplasty procedures. Patients from all over the world seek him out for his expertise. Many of Dr. Shah’s patients appreciate that Dr. Shah works with each patient’s ethnicity and takes it into consideration.
Types of Ethnic Rhinoplasty
African American Rhinoplasty
Latin American Rhinoplasty
Middle Eastern American Rhinoplasty
Very few websites or books will describe Caucasian rhinoplasty. It is most likely due to the fact that Caucasian noses fall into a range of noses which may need projection, reduction, rotation, or a variety of changes. In addition, Caucasian can describe a wide variety of ethnicities which have very different, yet still attractive appearances. (i.e. Sweden, Italy, Ireland, etc) Perhaps the most important aspect is for the surgeon to understand each patient’s aesthetic goals and desired aesthetic outcomes in the context of their ethnic background. Most of the time this is facilitated through an in person consultation and the use of computer imaging to help understand what type of changes each person is seeking.
After a rhinoplasty procedure, most patients are able to return to work at one week. While some of the changes are evident immediately after surgery, many of the changes take time over several months to manifest. Checkups with Dr. Shah are often made to see how the healing process is coming along.
Frequently Asked Questions
Every rhinoplasty procedure’s cost is dependent on multiple factors including difficulty of case, time involved, etc.
Many patients will have a simultaneous ethnic rhinoplasty and septoplasty to improve both appearance and breathing.
Yes, and so are all faces. It is important to have the nose fit the face which includes ethnicity as well as personality of the patient.
Yes, for example some Hispanic noses may have either Caucasian features or African American features present or even both. Many Middle Eastern noses will have loss of support of the tip which is found in many ethnicities. Since there is some crossover of anatomical issues, some techniques for ethnicity can be used for those of another issue.
Every person, and ethnicity, will have characteristic differences. For example, Caucasian patients typically will have firm tip cartilages while other ethnicities will often have softer nasal tip cartilage present. The interaction between skin thickness and cartilage strength will determine which technique is best for each patient.
Dr. Shah understands this issue since he is also of mixed ethnicity as is his wife (and kids too) It is important to first determine what ethnicity the patient most relates to. Often times, the nose will have components of each ethnicity. The nose can be tailored to patient’s aesthetic desires.
You might need cartilage, but most often cartilage from inside the nose (termed the septum) is used. If your procedure requires more cartilage, the ear or rib can be considered.
In Chicago, Dr. Anil Shah has been featured as one of the foremost experts in “ethnic plastic surgery”. He was recently featured in the Chicago Defender with an article titled “Ethnically Responsible Rhinoplasty: Keeping Noses Black and Beautiful.” In addition, he has been featured on “The Santita Jackson Show” as an expert in ethnic facial plastic surgery. Dr. Shah has a large clientele of African American patients in the Chicago area.
He has also been featured in the India Tribune for his work on Indian Rhinoplasty.
It is conveniently located in downtown Chicago, Illinois, inside the professional offices in Water Place.
Dr. Shah is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon who has written over 50 scientific articles including three landmark articles about facial anatomy revolutionizing the way plastic surgery is performed. Dr. Shah specializes in Ethnic Rhinoplasty and takes an analytical approach to patient recovery after the procedure. Based in Chicago, IL; Dr. Shah is not only recognized as one of the top plastics surgeon not only in the city of Chicago, but in the world.