Oleh Slupchynskyj - The Aesthetic Facial Surgery Center of New York
In addition to his work as a head and neck surgeon specializing in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj has also published a number of articles in his field. One piece, “Ethnic Rhinoplasty,” explores the unique challenges in performing successful rhinoplasties on patients from different ethnic backgrounds. Citing the United States’ shifting demographics, Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj emphasizes that surgeons must listen to the needs of their increasingly diverse clientele, in order to offer the best possible care. Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj begins by describing different ethnic groups’ nasal features. Some noses, Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj explains, have wide, bulbous tips composed of fibrofatty tissue and wide, flared nostrils. To address these specific characteristics when performing a rhinoplasty, Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj offers an approach consisting of three-steps: adding dorsal height, narrowing the nostrils, and adding structure to the tip. Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj cites the addition of a bridge as a mainstay of his rhinoplasty work with some ethnic groups. To round out the top of the nose and narrow the nostrils, Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj focuses on removing fibrofatty tissues from the lower half of the nose and using cartilage to give the nose a more angular shape. These extra measures can result in lengthier surgeries, but Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj asserts that experience can help decrease the time required for surgery. Rhinoplasties on patients of certain ethnic groups tend to require more incisions during surgery, which results in prolonged periods of swelling. Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj insists that his patients strictly adhere to a pre- and post-surgery protocol, which involves judicious use of vitamin C and antibiotics to augment the healing process. To provide the best possible care, Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj reinforces the need for education on the changing demands for plastic surgery procedures and open communication among professionals.