Rhinoplasty is common in Persian culture, and is roughly four times as popular in Iran than in the United States. With Persian rhinoplasty in Toronto being so frequent and culturally accepted, it is not uncommon for youths to be gifted with the procedure when they come of age, or to save up for a nose job on their own. Before anyone undergoes a rhinoplasty, however, it is important to take the time and evaluate if they are a good candidate for the procedure, both physically and emotionally.
Although it is not uncommon for Persian youth to undergo nose surgery when they turn 16 or 18, physical development does not always line up exactly with chronological age. It is necessary to make sure that the face has finished growing before performing rhinoplasty.
Cosmetic surgery is a unique experience that literally changes the way a person looks at himself or herself in the mirror. It’s essential that a person considering rhinoplasty, Persian or otherwise, is ready for this kind of shift. Part of this preparation is making sure that one’s expectations are realistic. Cosmetic surgery offers aesthetic improvements, not perfection, and the expected outcomes should reflect this reality. The consultation period is a great opportunity for learning about typical results and what goals the surgeon will be aiming for.
The reasons for seeking rhinoplasty should also be taken into consideration. If a person is comfortable with their appearance, then undergoing cosmetic surgery simply because friends or family expect them to is not advised. Rhinoplasty may have become a mixture of tradition and status symbol in Iranian culture but this doesn’t mean a person needs to get a nose job unless they feel they need one. Similar advice applies if rhinoplasty is being considered to improve a relationship or work prospects.
Although not a factor for rhinoplasty candidacy, it’s also useful for a person to think about how they wish their ethnic features to be preserved. Persian descent often brings certain nasal-facial characteristics like a wide, humped bridge or elongated tip, and reducing these features are common elements of Toronto Persian rhinoplasty.
It’s not uncommon, however, for a patient to desire reduction of these elements while preserving their aesthetic heritage by not removing them entirely. This is another area where the consultation is helpful since visualization software can be used to let a person experiment with different levels of change and find a balance that works for them.