The nose is a pivotal component of the face and a critical element in your facial profile. Among Asian people particularly, the nose is vital to facial aesthetics.
Asian Rhinoplasty with Dr. Kahng
At Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Los Angeles and Orange County, Dr. David Kahng is among the top providers of Asian rhinoplasty Los Angeles has to offer, bringing balance, harmony, and beauty to the entire face.
Benefits of Asian Rhinoplasty
As performed by our skilled plastic surgeons at Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Los Angeles or Orange County, an Asian rhinoplasty procedure can:
- Balance and refine the nasal structure
- Make the nose more defined
- Improve the length and shape of the nasal tip
- Correct a flat appearance of the nose
- Enhance and improve definition of the bridge
- Improve breathing (when a deviated septum is corrected)
- Dramatically enhance overall facial appearance
- Boost self-esteem
What Makes Asian Rhinoplasty Such a Popular Procedure?
The goal for our Asian rhinoplasty Los Angeles patients is to sculpt and refine nasal structure to create a nose that blends perfectly with your unique brow, eyes, cheekbones, and mouth. Asian patients generally have a wider face and the nasal bridge tends to be shallow and flat, which makes the face appear even wider.
Asian faces may have an underdeveloped middle portion, which can create the appearance of flatness. If this midface is significantly underdeveloped, then facial bone surgery is necessary; however, mild Asian rhinoplasty (along with pyriform implants) can be performed to correct any midface retrusion.
What Cosmetic Issues Does Asian Rhinoplasty Address?
Asian rhinoplasty techniques can correct several common cosmetic issues with the nose and bring more balance to the facial features, including:
Bridge of the Nose
To address an underdeveloped nasal bridge, grafting or implants can be used to elevate the area and improve the flat, wide appearance. These implants consist of a silicone shell that is filled with sterile saline solution. Saline implants can be filled after they are placed to allow for minor modifications in size after the procedure and smaller surgical incisions.
Because an Asian nose often has weak underlying cartilage and thick skin at the nasal tip, Asian nose surgery often involves increasing the projection and length of the tip. This is accomplished using cartilage grafts to build up the tip. They are placed to provide structural support and long-lasting results.
Nostrils vary widely among Asian patients, but very few require nostril narrowing. However, some patients will want to address their large, wide-set nostrils. Nostril structure may be narrowed when necessary, but in many cases, the nostrils narrow on their own when improvements are made to the tip cartilage.
Facial Harmony with Asian Rhinoplasty
In Asian rhinoplasty, the nose is typically restructured between the bridge and the tip. The procedure generally involves enlarging and lengthening the nose to balance the width of the face and complement the distance between the eyes. This surgery may also add definition and shape to the nasal tip — a crucial aspect in nose appearance and shape.
For Los Angeles Asian rhinoplasty patients, a less-defined nose with a slightly rounded tip may be recommended to preserve a natural ethnic appearance. However, there is no “one-size-fits-all” ideal Asian nose. The purpose of the procedure is to enhance the features of the individual patient in a manner that enhances overall facial appearance.
By improving the shape and proportions of the nose, our plastic surgeon can correct any imbalance of the facial features. When performed with artistry and skill, a nose job can dramatically improve overall facial harmony, leaving you with a more appealing appearance overall.
Recovery After Asian Rhinoplasty in Orange County
Our practice focuses on caring supervision of our patients throughout the recovery process. You can expect some swelling and bruising after your Asian rhinoplasty procedure.
Minor pain and discomfort are easily controlled with prescribed medications, which are typically needed for only a few days. Walking around the house is encouraged during healing, as this activity will stimulate natural blood circulation. If your nose surgery involved cartilage grafting or implants, it’s important to avoid any contact sports and any activity in which the nose could be at risk of being struck for at least six weeks after the procedure. Many patients are able to return to work and most of their normal activities approximately one week after surgery, with visible results and minimal bruising.
Early results from Asian rhinoplasty will be visible approximately two weeks after your surgery, but the outcome will continue to change and improve for up to one year as swelling subsides and nasal contours refine.
Revision Asian Rhinoplasty
“Revision rhinoplasty” refers to a secondary nose job. This procedure is performed to augment the results from the first rhinoplasty which may have been unsatisfactory. The most common reason why Asian rhinoplasty patients seek revision surgery has to do with problems arising from their implants. These issues can include infection, deviation, extrusion, or their body reacting badly to the material.
However, other complaints can be unrelated to nasal implants and can include problems such as a residual hump, visible grafting, dorsal irregularity, the loss of nasal tip projection, an upturned or over-rotated nasal tip, and nasal tip deviation. Although revision rhinoplasty can be a complex procedure, Dr. Kahng is a specialist in the area of nose surgery and is able to perform this specific operation expertly and safely.
He has an exceptional track record of high patient satisfaction in this procedure. No matter what you may dislike about your first rhinoplasty results, Dr. Kahng will discuss your areas of concern and develop the ideal strategy to improve the appearance of your nose. With his in-depth knowledge of both Asian rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty, you can be certain you’re in excellent hands.