2014-04-21 15:25:50 - A surgeon should consider the patient’s background, age and social environment before surgery
Dubai, UAE: Rhinoplasty performed on Middle Eastern patients has always been a challenging procedure for plastic surgeons. Characterised by a droopy tip, wide and high dorsum, and thick skin , rhinoplasty for Middle Eastern patients requires careful planning prior to the surgical procedure to decide on the most efficient and safe manoeuvres. Surgeons are advised to consider a patient’s ethnic background and anatomical challenges in order to determine the best course of action for their procedure.
Dr Bashar Bizrah, Consultant ENT and Facial Plastic Surgeon at the Dr Bashar Bizrah Clinic, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia spoke at the 11th Middle East Update in Otolaryngology Conference & Exhibition (ME-OTO) at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena, Dubai, UAE, about the latest challenges and treatment techniques
for Middle Eastern and GCC rhinoplasty patients. The event continues on the 22 April.
According to Dr Bizrah, “The key difference between Middle Eastern rhinoplasty patients and Asian or African patients, is that in Middle Eastern rhinoplasty, the technique usually involves reduction, while in African or Asian patients it is an augmentation technique, where there is a need to build up a high dorsal, and narrow the base of the nose.”
To achieve natural looking results, patients should give consideration to the type of look that fits in with their anatomical structure.
“In my practice we have performed 25,000 plastic surgeries over a period of 20 years. 70% of our patients are females versus 30% who are male and they are between 18 and 45 years old, although we do treat older patients as well. Most Middle Eastern or Gulf patients have special requirements; most of them have a preference for a straight nose. A surgeon should consider the patient’s background, age and social environment before considering surgery,” commented Dr Bizrah.
From Cleveland Clinic, the accreditor of the Otolaryngology Conference, Michael Benninger, MD, Chair of the Head and Neck Institute at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA commented, “Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed functional or cosmetic procedures worldwide and plays an important role not only in the appearance of the nose but also in improving nasal function and breathing. The success of rhinoplasty is dependent not only on the anatomic differences between races but also cultural differences in the aesthetics of the nose. These fascinating presentations described the unique considerations and anatomic challenges related to performing rhinoplasty in Middle Eastern and GCC patients.”
The Otolaryngology Exhibition is the MENA region's largest show for head and neck surgeons, ENT specialists, and audiologists. Organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, the event hosts more than 56 companies from 18 countries showcasing healthcare technology and innovation from across the otolaryngology medical sector. Top exhibiting companies include industry giants such as Karl Storz, Medtronic, Olympus, Oticon & Cochlear.
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