When evaluating before and after results please pay attention to the following features of this gallery:

  • High Definition, High Resolution Images: All of our photos are presented in high quality, large, and expandable images.  We do not use small, static pictures to hide asymmetries, imperfections or scars.
  • Descriptive:  We have labeled our images with meaningful descriptions to help guide you to specific features.
  • One Result, Multiple Views:  We do not show you just the “best” views and hide the rest.
  • Similar Before & After Photographs:  We do not use any trick photography.  We encourage our patients to wear make-up in both the before and after images.   We use the same camera, the same background, the same lighting, and the same positioning for the before and afters.
  • Close-Ups of Incisions and Scars:  We do not hide our scars with small images.  Instead, we show you magnified views of how our incisions appear and where they are located.


Middle Eastern rhinoplasty is one of Dr. Kolstad’s most common procedures.  San Diego has a diverse community with people from every part of the world.  Many nose job surgeons will have the same rhinoplasty result for every face.  Dr. Kolstad specializes in achieving unique results that match your features as well as your ethnic background.   

Case #10.

This patient of Middle Eastern descent desired a more refined nose.  The most important goal of every male rhinoplasty surgery is to not over do it.  Changes should look strong and masculine without a plastic appearance.

This patient did not like the way his nose fit his face. He felt like the tip of his nose was drooping and was unhappy with the hanging columella.  He did not like the hump on the bridge of his nose.  He was concerned about an unnatural rhinoplasty outcome.  He wanted the nose to look refined but not over done.

During his rhinoplasty surgery the bridge of the nose was straightened removing a prominent hump.  The tip of his nose was lifted to a masculine 90 degree angle.  The drooping columella was lifted and secured to the septum.  The nasal tip cartilages were refined but not narrowed or pinched.

The changes created during her rhinoplasty surgery created a very natural appearing result consistent with his  Middle Eastern background.



Image Captions:

1) Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty San Diego 0: Middle Eastern rhinoplasty requires a unique strategy to create changes that appear natural and fit the features specific to the patients ethnicity.

2) Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty San Diego 3: Rhinoplasty does not need to be overdone.  Subtle refinements can create elegant changes that are both natural and masculine in appearance.

3) Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty San Diego 4: A straight nasal bridge will create a linear highlight that leads the viewer from the brow to the tip of the nose.

4) Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty San Diego 6: Middle Eastern patients frequently benefit from straightening of the nasal bridge, lifting a drooping nasal tip and correcting a hanging columella.

5) Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty San Diego 7: A perfectly straight nasal bridge.  The tip of the nose has been slightly rotated up and the nostril droop has been corrected.

Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty San Diego

Dr. Kolstad – Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon