Asian Rhinoplasty Surgery

Asian Rhinoplasty Surgery – Asian Nose Job and Nose Bridge Augmentation Options

What is an Asian Rhinoplasty?

Asian Rhinoplasty is a very complex surgical nose procedure that varies from patient to patient. Asian patients generally differ in specific facial characteristics, so that with the evolution of plastic and cosmetic surgery, different surgical methods have been developed. Certain ethnicities require different surgical methods and approaches. What may work for caucasian patients, may not for Asian patients and vice versa.

What is different about an Asian Rhinoplasty or Asian nose reshaping surgery?

Asian rhinoplasty attaches special importance to nose reshaping that goes well with facial features common in Asian ethnicities. Typically an Asian rhinoplasty addresses issues like an undefined nasal bridge, weak nasal tip, and dissatisfaction with shape and size of nostrils.

With Asian nose surgery, the rhinoplasty techniques are unique and MAY involve nasal Bridge Augmentation  – upper nose shape refinement or nose-bridge augmentation surgery. These Asian nose reshaping techniques may help enhance the nose contours around the EYE or upper cheek area of the face, around the nose bridge or inner upper cheek. The nose tip shape or nostril shape(s) may also be adjusted if desired.

Am I a Good Candidate for Asian Rhinoplasty?

  • Are you wanting to reshape your nose or increase the bridge depth of your nose?
  • Do you prefer a slightly more elevated nasal bridge (the area between your eyes)?
  • Are you wanting to slightly alter your nose profile but still retain a natural-looking result?
  • Are you generally healthy and willing to undertake a surgical solution that involves surgery, anaesthetic, recovery and risks?
  • Do you know the difference between a FRACS qualified PLASTIC SURGEON (e.g., a Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon) and a less-trained GP or cosmetic doctor?

Asian Rhinoplasty is one of the most common procedures our Specialist Surgeons perform on their patients. However, certain limitations exist when we talk about who can make a good candidate for this esthetic procedure.

The final decision on whether you are a good candidate will be made by your surgeon after the first consultation in which you will discuss your general health, wishes and expectations.

However, a good candidate for Asian Rhinoplasty is usually a person who:

  • Wants to reshape the nose
  • Wants to increase the size of the nasal bridge
  • Has a good overall health
  • Has realistic expectations
  • Understands possible risks
  • Non-smoker or a smoker willing to quit
  • Suffered a trauma that augmented your nose appearance
  • Has nasal obstruction issues*

Benefits of Asian Rhinoplasty

The benefits largely depend on each patient individually, but Asian rhinoplasty can help the patient feel more comfortable thanks to the new look of their nose.

Benefits may include:

  • Balanced facial appearance
  • Straighter profile
  • Greater volume
  • Refined nose bridge
  • Improved nostrils shape
  • Better nose definition
  • Reinforced nasal tip
  • Feeling happy about the new look
  • Improved breathing*

Thanks to the new surgical techniques and expertise of our Specialist Surgeons, Asian Rhinoplasty can be combined with septoplasty and other surgical procedures aimed to improve the breathing and the airflow.

 

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Why is Nose Surgery so complex? Asian Rhinoplasty and Nose Reshaping Methods

Some medical experts say that a nose job surgery result is MORE likely the result of up to 24 separate operations, not just one surgery.

  • The reason NOSE reshaping is SO COMPLEX is that the structures of the nose and nasal cavities are far more extensive than most people understand.
  • Any change to one part of the nose can have a significant impact on related structures, and can potentially impact nasal functions such as breathing, tasting, hearing or scent-detection (olfactory functions/senses).
  • These operations and surgical techniques can often be done in ONE surgical session under General Anaesthesia, but it’s usually a 2 hour to 3-hour procedure (or longer).
  • Surgery often involves numerous advanced plastic surgery techniques for Rhinoplasty including septoplasty, nose shape changes, nose tip reshaping, bridge augmentation or bridge bump elimination, nostril refinements and other dimension changes to nose shape or size.

A good nose job for patients of any heritage – including Asian nose surgery – should leave the patient’s face looking natural and balanced

After nose surgery, some patients find they are no longer distracted or concerned by having a crooked, bumpy, overly large or breathing-blocking nose concern.

For Asian patients, nose surgery can augment the bridge or improve the front and side views of a flatter-looking upper nose bridge that appears to lack projection.

After nose surgery, you’ll ideally have more pronounced upper cheek-to-upper nose dimensions, a more balanced facial appearance OR a more proportionate nose. Your eyes may also appear “more open” due to having an augmented, projected nose bridge or straighter nose bridge.

Asian Nose Surgery – Asian Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos

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Visit the clinic to see the real patient photo gallery of Before and After Asian Rhinoplasty surgery photographs representing typical results our patients get. Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly.

Asian Rhinoplasty Surgical Procedure

  • The operation procedure itself depends on the wishes of each patient. Your surgeon will decide which surgical method is most appropriate to achieve the desired results.
  • The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and usually lasts between 2-3 hours and sometimes longer, depending on the extent of the procedure.
  • The nasal bridge, the nose area between the eyes, can be reinforced with patients’ tissue such as rib cartilage, but also with other non-organic materials like silicone implant or Goretex implant.
  • Patients with the undefined nasal tip will undergo a procedure where it will be reinforced with a small part of the tissue grafted from their septum cartilage, or in some cases ear or rib.
  • Thanks to the expertise of our Specialist Surgeons, the donor area recovers in a very short time.

Asian Nose Reshaping Surgery – Refining the Nose Bridge with Augmentation

Individuals of Asian heritage often have unique cosmetic surgery requirements for nose reshaping (Rhinoplasty surgery), Eyelid Reduction (Blepharoplasty), or Breast Augmentation.

Our Surgeons have experience with surgery for many different appearances and genetic traits.  They do NOT offer cookie-cutter types of surgery but work with each individual face or body to achieve the balance the person is seeking, making subtle and natural-looking refinements that ENHANCE the face yet still look natural.

 

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What makes Asian Nose Surgery DIFFERENT from other Nose Jobs?

  • Most Asian Rhinoplasty surgeries have an aspect of augmenting or projecting the nose bridge near the upper cheeks and eye area.
  • This is always customised according to the anatomy and appearance desires of the individual patient.
  • If you want nose surgery to slightly modify your nose, it’s best to have a consultation with an expert in Nose Surgery and FIND OUT what can be changed and what the recovery, surgery techniques and risks are, before deciding.

Minimising Scars after Asian Nose Surgery

  • All surgery that involves an invasive procedure leaves a scar.
  • A SCAR is a mark where skin has been surgically ‘cut’ with a surgical blade or laser or another instrument.
  • Scars can take over 12 months to fully settle and SOME individuals DO scar more readily – and more VISIBLY – than others.
  • In CLOSED rhinoplasty nose surgery, the scar is INSIDE the nostrils and hardly visible to most people.
  • For OPEN rhinoplasty, the incision is made in the area of the face where the nose meets the skin above the upper lip – the philtrum – and it usually blends in nicely with the subtle nose crease.

Some patients may have more visible scars than others. Mostly, scars fade – but ask what to expect as you WILL have a scar and SCAR appearances vary from patient to patient.

  • Scar management is particularly important in patients with skin that is rich in melanin as they may be more prone to visible scars than patients with Fitzpatrick I or II skin types.
  • Scars are often a greater concern for patients of Asian heritage for Breast Augmentation, for example, meaning the Transaxillary incision approach (Armpit Incisions) by Dr Geoff Barnett might be more suitable for some patients.  

Asian Rhinoplasty Surgery preferences, techniques and scars will vary from patient to patient.

  • One reason some patients seek this type of nose job surgery (Asian Nose Reshaping) is to enhance the bridge of the nose in the upper area of the nose, near the eye area.
  • It must be done with care to achieve a natural-looking outcome that doesn’t impede on the function of the nasal area.

Our Specialist Plastic Surgeons have a large clientele of patients of Asian heritage as they know the unique requirements for Asian Rhinoplasty and Asian Eyelid Reduction Surgery (Asian Blepharoplasty), for example.

Recovery After Asian Rhinoplasty

  • In the first week after the surgery, you might feel some pain and discomfort that can be managed with painkillers prescribed by your doctor.
  • The doctor will attach the splint to your nose after the surgery to minimize the risks of nose injuries and complications that could compromise the results. The split is usually removed a week after the surgery.
  • You will experience some discomfort. Stuffy nose, troubled breathing, and minor bleeding are usual side-effects of Asian Rhinoplasty. Over the counter medication like sprays and tissues can help you during the first week.
  • Also, swelling and bruising may occur but can be minimized by following your surgeons’ post-operative instructions.
  • Two weeks after the surgery, the nose becomes presentable, but it still doesn’t have its final shape due to the swelling and some bruising.
  • The swelling will gradually fade away in the following months, and through that time it is recommendable to not expose it to any kind of activities that could result in trauma, such as contact sports, etc.

Your Asian Rhinoplasty Journey

Pre-op

  • Before the surgery itself, you will go through a detailed medical examination to determine if you make a good candidate for Asian rhinoplasty or not. Also, since Asian rhinoplasty is a surgical treatment performed under general anesthesia, you will be examined by an anesthesiologist. You will talk to the surgeon about your wishes and expectations, and informed about possible risks and complications. You will also receive a price quote.

Surgery

  • Depending on your physical characteristics and desires, the Specialist Surgeon will choose the appropriate surgical method. The surgery will be performed under the general anesthesia, so you will be completely asleep.

Recovery

  • You will receive detailed recovery instructions. It is important to note that following the doctor’s instructions can greatly improve the end results of surgery and speed up the recovery. You will also report for periodic check-ups so that the surgeon can monitor your progress.

Complications and Risks of Asian Rhinoplasty

Asian Rhinoplasty is a complex surgical procedure and that’s why it is important to choose the right Specialist Surgeon with expertise in this field.

Nose structures are fragile, and even the slightest changes can result in its proper functioning.

Choosing the right Specialist Surgeon can dramatically improve the results and decrease the chance of risks and complications.

However, like every surgical procedure, Asian Rhinoplasty comes with certain risks:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Dissatisfaction
  • Breathing Issues
  • Scarring
  • Unbalanced Look
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Hematoma

Asian Rhinoplasty Cost in Sydney and Melbourne

Every patient is different, therefore the prices vary. You will be given a price quote after your first consultation.

Your Asian Rhinoplasty Surgery quote will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthetist’s fee, perhaps a surgical assistant fee, and the hospital fees.

Visit the Rhinoplasty Costs page and find out if your Superannuation fund or Medicare will contribute to your Nose Surgery 

 

FAQ for Asian Rhinoplasty

If I get an Asian Rhinoplasty, will I get scars?

  •  All surgery that involves an invasive procedure leaves a scar. In closed rhinoplasty nose surgery, the scar is inside the nostrils and hardly visible to most people. For open rhinoplasty, the incision is made in the area of the face where the nose meets the skin above the upper lip – the philtrum – and it usually blends in nicely with the subtle nose crease.

What is the best material for Asian Rhinoplasty nose bridge augmentation?

  • The best technique is usually grafting some of the patients’ tissue thanks to decreased risks of complications, infections, and it can be tailor-made to suit your needs the best.

Can nasal bridge implant be removed?

  • Yes, nasal bridge implants can be removed if it causes any type of issues or it is simply the wrong size.

Can I get an Asian Rhinoplasty if I am not Asian?

  • Asian Rhinoplasty has nothing to do with the ethnicity. However, it is called that way since a large proportion of Asian people have the same concerns regarding their nose shape.

Is it possible to reverse the results of Asian Rhinoplasty?

  • It is possible to modify the results with an Asian Rhinoplasty Revision, but unfortunately reversing results to a starting point for most patients is not possible.

Is rib grafting common in Asian Rhinoplasty?

  • Rib grafting is done only when patients are in need of severe nasal bridge augmentation. However, consulting your Specialist Surgeon will give you better understanding on when it’s used and if it’s the right method for you.

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Why Choose Us?

Our Specialist Plastic Surgeons have a large clientele of patients of Asian heritage as they know the unique requirements for Asian Rhinoplasty and Asian Eyelid Reduction Surgery (Asian Blepharoplasty), for example.

It is important to remember that the procedure for nose jobs, Asian Nose Surgery or otherwise, are highly complex procedures. Therefore all types of Rhinoplasty surgery require a highly qualified and experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeon for best chances of getting an optimal result from Asian Nose Shaping Surgery.

With a wealth of experience and training, Dr Stephen Kleid, MB BS FRACS Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon and Dr Richard Sackelariou FRACS (Plas) are dedicated to best-practice patient care and education, customising nose reshaping surgery for each and every patient to best meet their needs and desired surgical outcomes.

Our Surgeons operates in an accredited hospital, not in the back-room of a clinic. Proven experience and examples from real patients or recommendations from your friends, family or GP are available.

Customised Nose Surgery by Melbourne Nose Experts for Asian – Chinese – Vietnamese Patients

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At Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery & Skin our Patients come from a wide range of cultures and different ages.

  • Whatever age you are, and whatever skin type or scar concerns you have, we can usually help.
  • There are Asian Rhinoplasty options (nose reshaping surgery) as well as a potential solution for minor nose reshaping using Dermal Filler injections.

Surgery is a serious endeavour, however, and if you have a Rhinoplasty the healing and swelling can take nearly a year (sometimes less, sometimes longer) to resolve. So you’ll need to be patient to see your new nose results if you have Rhinoplasty Surgery.

Is dermal filler to the nasal bridge (Liquid Rhinoplasty or Liquid Nose Job)  a better option than Asian Nose Surgery?

  • Dermal Filler Injections may also help some patients, and are sometimes used as an alternative to Asian Nose Surgery.
  • However, injecting into the nose area has serious risks; and you’ll want to choose a top Surgeon or Cosmetic Injecting Team to optimise your safety and minimise RISKS if you choose any type of nose reshaping procedure.
  • Dermal filler injections for nose reshaping ALSO need to be repeated, whereas surgery is long-lasting.
  • However, you will need to research your options and decide if you want to maintain the new appearance of your nose (or choose Rhinoplasty surgery, with longer recovery times and different risks, but which is often longer-lasting).

 

Finding the Best Nose Surgeon – An Asian Nose Expert

Of course, this type of Nose Shaping Surgery/Rhinoplasty can change the appearance of the entire face, due to the relationship balance of the NOSE feature with other aspects of facial anatomy.

Ideally, you should choose a Specialist Plastic Surgeon who:

  • is extensively experienced in Asian Rhinoplasty techniques including nose bridge augmentation
  • has a great eye for aesthetic, natural-looking outcomes
  • is experienced in nose bridge augmentation and nose reshaping to FLATTER the OVERALL facial appearance, in an individual manner

In other words, it is NEVER WISE to choose a less experienced or junior Surgeon for a nose job. If you do, you might not end up with the nose you were hoping to attain, and could end up with a need for expensive Revision Nose Surgery. It is important to remember that the procedure for nose jobs, Asian Nose Surgery or otherwise, are highly complex procedures.

Therefore all types of Rhinoplasty surgery require a highly qualified and experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeon for best chances of getting an optimal result from Asian Nose Shaping Surgery.

Our Specialist Plastic Surgeons for Asian Rhinoplasty Surgery (Melbourne or Sydney)

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We are a local Melbourne Specialist Plastic Surgeons Group, with the appropriate qualifications and recognised associations. Look for members of FRACS, ASPS, ASAPS or ISAPS as some of the Qualifications of your Plastic Surgeon. With a wealth of experience and training, Dr Stephen Kleid, MB BS FRACS Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon and Dr Richard Sackelariou FRACS (Plas) are dedicated to best-practice patient care and education, customising nose reshaping surgery for each and every patient to best meet their needs and desired surgical outcomes.

Our Surgeons operate in an accredited hospital, not in the back-room of a clinic. Proven experience and examples from real patients or recommendations from your friends, family or GP are available.

To choose the Best Nose Surgeon for your revision nose job, be sure you check their qualifications, experience, skills and Membership.

If they are NOT recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) as Specialist Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeons, they may not be your best option (avoid less trained surgeons or junior doctors in training for this complex surgical procedure).

What Next?

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