Ethnic Rhinoplasty is becoming a standard in plastic surgery here is the States. Rhinoplasty among the Asian population is gaining wide popularity right after the Asian Double Eyelid surgery. Because the nasal bridge of Eastern Asian, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese and Cambodian, populations is quite shallow, it can make the overall facial profile appear wider than it already is. A rhinoplasty is often desired to create depth and balance to the flatter facial planes of this population.
In the Asian rhinoplasty, the restructuring of the nose is focused on the area between the bridge of the nose and that nasal tip. In this case, the goal is to first create balance across the width of the face, taking into consideration the measurements of the space between the eyes. Another goal is to lengthen the nose. Asian Rhinoplasty can improve the face cosmetically and it can also facilitate better nasal function.
This is a very complex surgery, especially when it comes to defining and shaping the nasal tip. It is important to maintain one’s ethnicity and not to “Americanize” an Asian face with an American nose. The tip, although more sculpted after surgery, should remain slightly rounded. The surgeon with expertise in Asian Rhinoplasty will preserve the natural beauty and appearance of the nose and simply enhance it, bringing into definition the beauty that is naturally inherent in the face.
A patient seeking Asian Rhinoplasty needs to understand that the surgeon’s goal will not be to create a nose that mimics that of another culture. The patient should discuss their expectations with the surgeon in an in-depth consultation that will involve looking at photographs and case-studies. During this consultation the surgeon will explain how they will enhance the nose in relation to the patient’s facial dimensions, features and ethically specific proportions.
Dr. Honrado is a facial plastic surgeon with expertise in Asian Rhinoplasty. If you have questions about Asian Rhinoplasty, please call our office today and set up a consultation with Dr. Honrado today. 310.286.0043