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Overview of Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Washington DC

If you want to improve the appearance of your nose while preserving your ethnic characteristics, then ethnic rhinoplasty in Washington, DC, may help you to achieve your goals. Also called a “nose job,” this specialized nose cosmetic surgery requires a high degree of precision and a deep understanding of structural nasal anatomy and the ethnic uniqueness of each patient’s nose.

Since 2009, Dr. Ariel Rad has treated thousands of patients, and his deep experience in ethnic rhinoplasty offers beautiful results to his many rhinoplasty patients.

What Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

Ethnic rhinoplasty is similar to traditional rhinoplasty surgery, except that it takes the unique ethnic characteristics of the nose into consideration. Patients coming from non-Caucasian descent can benefit from rhinoplasty without diminishing the distinct facial attributes of their ethnicity.

Different cultures have distinguishing features, and in the right hands, ethnic rhinoplasty can complement these features effectively. Dr. Rad is experienced in treating patients seeking Middle Eastern rhinoplasty, Latin American rhinoplasty, European or Caucasian rhinoplasty, Turkish rhinoplasty, Iranian rhinoplasty, and rhinoplasty for other global ethnicities.

Am I a Good Candidate for Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

If you desire an aesthetic improvement to your nose while retaining your unique ethnic features, then you may be a candidate for ethnic rhinoplasty. The most common features to improve are a dorsal “hump” (curved bump on bridge) and a bulbous nasal tip. Patients also often seek improvement of nostril shape and proportion.

Dr. Rad takes the unique features of each patient’s ethnicity into consideration and carefully plans an approach that suits the face. This procedure is not performed for patients who are under 18 years of age.

Your Consultation

Ethnic Rhinoplasty Washington DCDuring your initial consultation, Dr. Rad will take the time to understand your aesthetic goals. He will perform an examination to better understand the intricacies of your facial structure and nasal structures.

Dr. Rad will then make recommendations for the most suitable approach for your surgery. The approach will be unique to your anatomy, and Dr. Rad does not use a “cookie cutter” approach. He will also review your complete medical history to assess compatibility and risk factors.




The Procedure

An ethnic rhinoplasty procedure can take approximately two to three hours to perform, sometimes longer if additional cartilage grafts are needed, and depending on the technique and desired results. Anesthesia is administered at the start of the surgery to prevent any discomfort. The type of anesthesia that will be used will be discussed in depth during your consultation.

Depending on the rhinoplasty technique being used, incisions are made inside the nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or between them externally, across the columella (open rhinoplasty). Structures are then refined and reshaped to achieve the optimal outcome. Sometimes Dr. Rad needs to borrow cartilage from behind the ear (an ear cartilage graft) or from the rib (a rib graft).

Dr. Rad restructures the bone and cartilage to create the desired shape, and the nasal tissues are redraped. Incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures. Internal and external splints help stabilize the nose while healing, and splints are removed one week after surgery.


Your vision for your results will emerge through detailed consultation with Dr. Rad, meticulous examination of your anatomy, and careful pre-surgical planning. While Dr. Rad’s surgical approach is unique for each patient, the goal of naturalness remains constant.

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The Ethnic Rhinoplasty Recovery Process

The recovery period will vary depending on the technique and intricacy of the procedure and typically lasts one week with splints in place. We provide detailed pre- and post-operative instructions, as well as prescription medications, to help with a smooth and comfortable recovery.

Swelling and bruising are common, along with mild discomfort, but these can be alleviated with mild pain medications.

A week after the surgery, you may be asked to come back for a follow-up appointment to remove the splint and check on the progress of healing. Exercises should be avoided for a few weeks. You may be able to return to work two weeks after your rhinoplasty.


Ethnic Rhinoplasty Cost

The cost of ethnic rhinoplasty depends on the complexity of the work, whether it is primary or revision surgery, the time needed, the need for cartilage grafts, the degree of desired change, anesthesia and facility costs (surgery is done at a surgical center), and other factors. If combination procedures are performed, this can also affect the overall cost.

The cost of ethnic rhinoplasty can range from $7,500 for primary rhinoplasty to $25,000 or more for revision and reconstructive rhinoplasty.

Schedule Your Consultation

To consult with Dr. Rad regarding ethnic rhinoplasty in Washington, DC, please complete this form or call 202-517-7299.


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Your initial consultation with Dr. Rad will help him better understand your specific nasal anatomy, along with your needs and goals for your preservation rhinoplasty. Dr. Rad will examine your nose and will take photographs. The two of you will also go over your complete medical history to ensure that you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Dr. Rad will go over the details of preservation rhinoplasty, including preparation and recovery, to make sure that you are well informed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedure, the consultation is the ideal time to ask them.

What are Dr. Rad’s patients saying?

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“We consulted with three plastic surgeons before choosing Dr. Rad for my 17-year-old son’s rhinoplasty and chin implant in March 2017. From the first meeting, we felt confident that Dr. Rad is a skilled, experienced, and talented surgeon who pays attention to every detail. He is also a super guy – warm, caring, attentive, and welcoming. Everything went smoothly and we are extremely happy with the results. We are very pleased with the whole experience and recommend him without hesitation.“

A.B. in Washington, DC | October 3, 2018

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About your Washington DC surgeon

Dr. Rad’s credentials speak for themselves: Princeton (B.S.E, Magna Cum Laude), Duke School of Medicine (M.D.) and University of London (Ph.D.) educated and Johns Hopkins Plastic Surgery trained, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins, and long-standing member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rad is considered an expert in facial plastic surgery and microsurgery. He is ranked the #1 plastic surgeon in Washington DC based on aggregate ratings from all independent ranking websites: “top-rated local“, “three best rated” top plastic surgeon, and “top plastic surgeon reviews“. SHERBER+RAD has never engaged in paid advertising, and all rankings and reviews are from vetted and respected sources.

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