Asian facial surgery procedures
Dr. Kahng is well known for exquisite surgical technique and his excellent bedside manner. In our facility, we ensure maximum safety for our patients by performing procedures using FDA-approved devices in an AAAASF accredited facility.
We perform a range of Asian facial surgery procedures using techniques specifically designed to enhance the Asian anatomy. Our skilled plastic surgeons are able to improve facial appearance with harmony and balance while preserving cultural identity and avoiding an overly Westernized look.
Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) is the second most common cosmetic procedure among Asian people. Typical aesthetic goals for an Asian nose job in Los Angeles/Orange County are to:
- Create a contoured, aesthetically pleasing higher nasal bridge
- Alter the nasal tip for greater projection and definition
- Reduce the width and flare of the nostrils
Asian nose surgery differs from Caucasian nose surgery in significant ways. In many Caucasian nose surgery patients, the nose is too large with too much projection and requires surgical reduction. The Asian nose, on the other hand may appear too small, too flat, or button-shaped – cosmetic issues that require augmentation to correct.
For the Asian rhinoplasty, Dr. Kahng individualizes each nose surgery. A silicone implant or a rib is used to augment the nasal bridge. Osteotomies (breaking of the side of the nose) is only done when it is necessary and determined by Dr. Kahng during the consultation. Cartilage is used to reposition and reshape the tip along with Alloderm when necessary. Unlike non-Asian rhinoplasty, Asian rhinoplasty is often done as an open procedure. If patients have difficulty breathing, Dr. Kahng can also perform corrective breathing surgery at the same time doing a cosmetic rhinoplasty.
Asian eyelid surgery
Double eyelid surgery is a popular procedure that involves creating or reinforcing a crease in the upper eyelid. Approximately half of the Asian population lacks the double eyelid crease that divides the upper eyelid into two separate segments. The goal of double eyelid surgery is to create a fold that looks natural in an Asian face.
Asian eyelid surgery in Los Angeles/Orange County is also performed to correct asymmetry in the upper eyelids caused by weak muscles, excess fat, or a natural imbalance. Eyelid surgery may be required to remove excess skin in the inner corners of the eyes that can make a person appear tired and older. Performed correctly, Asian eyelid surgery can open up the eyes to create a brighter, more youthful, natural-looking appearance.
Cara 3D facelift surgery addressed each individual patient’s face independent of the ethnic background. Dr. Kahng believes in establishing a natural and not overdone facelift look. Asian patients have the same signs of aging as non-Asian patients, such as the nasojugal fold, naso labial fold, marionette lines, jowls and central neck excess skin and fullness. Asians also tend to have high cheek bones and big cheeks so it is important not to add additional volume to those areas. Asian patients also tend to have thinner SMAS muscles and thicker skin than non-Asians.
Dr. Kahng understands these differences in Asian facial anatomy and aesthetics and tailors the surgery to each individual patient and provides individual recommendations during the consultation such as using the SMAS to create more volume or remove part of the SMAS to reduce the size of the facial volume, or adding fat back into the facial compartments to re-establish a 3 dimensional contour and restore a more youthful appearance.