This is a very interesting and well-written article from the Los Angeles Times, which discusses the popularity of rhinoplasty for Iranian women. In our practice at the Beverly Hills institute, we have been privileged to perform rhinoplasty surgery on many Iranian women patients, and our experience has been quite similar to that described in the Times article. That is, almost all of these patients seem to feel that their “quality of life” has been greatly improved by this procedure.
Thus, it is a “win-win” situation ( for both the patient and the surgeon) in that it is truly gratifying for our surgeons to have these patients, in their “follow up” visits with us, express their enthusiasm and satisfaction with their surgical results.
(On a side note, we should observe that an additional “bonus” for we surgeons is that these Iranian women are generally so pleasant and so interesting –and fun–to work with, that this in some way also contributes to the success of these surgeries.)
— Dr. Richard Fleming and Dr. Toby Mayer