In 2010, the United Nations decreed that “Nowruz”, the Persian New Year, was to be made an official national holiday. The day is a symbolic one – falling on the first day of spring where the number of hours of daylight is equal to that of the night. Much like January 1st, the Nowruz New Year celebrates new potential for new beginnings. Gifts and reconciliations are not uncommon. For some, these new beginnings include plastic surgery.
According to a recent report by the Examiner, “While gifts to children are traditionally monetary, in Los Angeles, which has the highest number of Iranians living outside of Iran in the world, rhinoplasty, or plastic surgery of the nose, is now topping the list as the most requested.”
“In Los Angeles, Persian Princesses are not the only ones getting a rhinoplasty as a Nowruz gift,” claims Nima Shemirani, M.D., a facial plastic surgeon who practices at Eos Rejuvenation at the Lasky Clinic in Beverly Hills, CA. “Rhinoplasty is very popular in the Persian culture because genetically we are prone to having noses that are too large for our face and rhinoplasty is the only way to achieve balance and symmetry.”
Apparently, rhinoplasty is extremely popular in the Persian culture on account of being genetically predisposed to having noses larger than the frame of their face. Consequently, rhinoplasty provides a solution to achieve balance and symmetry.
“Most of these people have been thinking about getting a rhinoplasty since they went through puberty,” asserts Dr. Shemirani. “Undergoing surgery is a big decision and during this time the parent can (and needs to) be involved so they can ensure that they ask appropriate questions from the surgeon that their child may not think of, have the ability to select the right surgeon and, of course, sign consent forms.”
As technology in the field improves, plastic surgery is steadily becoming safer and increasingly cost-efficient. As more celebrities and models reveal their plastic surgeries and treatments, the stigma that once tabooed plastic surgery will slowly give way to support and acceptance.
Plastic surgery is not for everyone, and nobody should feel they have to receive treatments. However, plastic surgery should also remain available for everybody without a person feeling embarrassed or ashamed about receiving consultation and treatment. The choice is up to you.
If you are interested in receiving plastic surgery and would like to know more about your options, contact one of our representatives. We can arrange for you to meet with a board-certified specialist uniquely qualified to your needs and expectations. Happy Nowruz Everybody!