The Art of Asian Rhinoplasty & Nose Jobs –
People from different ethnic backgrounds may have different hair types, eye color or skin tone – and people of different ethnicities also generally have different nasal shapes. Typically, men and women of Asian descent have a smaller, shorter or flatter nose and/or a wider base of the nose or more rounded tip.
Ideals of beauty vary from culture to culture, from country to country to country, and even from decade to decade. A talented rhinoplasty surgeon like Dr. Ali will understand how to enhance a patient’s natural beauty without erasing their heritage. Dr. Ali is skilled and experienced in restructuring the nose to complement the rest of the face – and not just simply “westernizing” an Asian nose.
It is important for Asian men and women who are considering a nose job seek a surgeon who does not just “generalize” Asians rhinoplasty to reshape noses to be longer, narrower and less flat. An Asian rhinoplasty specialist, like Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali will take a more personalized approach to Asian rhinoplasty – customizing each procedure to the individual patient’s facial shape and size, etc. – while preserving their natural heritage.
Asian rhinoplasty is somewhat unique, in that it involves extending the nose rather than diminishing it. However it is limited and simplistic to think that a beautiful nose is simply tall and projected. A beautiful nose should look natural – and balanced with the facial features – when viewed from every angle.
Unique Concerns of Asian Nose Jobs
Some of the distinct characteristics of Asian noses are visible from the outside. However, there are also structural differences in the bone and cartilage that only the plastic surgeon sees beneath the skin’s surface. In fact, the anatomy of the nasal framework and bones structure of Asian patients differs from virtually every other ethnicity, and it is essential that the rhinoplasty plastic surgeon you choose understands these differences.
The tip cartilage, tends to be softer and less rigid in Asian people than in other ethnicities, and often is shorter in overall length. This smaller projection can also result in nostrils that are wider or “flared”.
Further, the nasal skin of Asian populations differ from other ethnicities. Asian men and women tend to have nasal skin that is thicker and more sebaceous, creating less definition in the tip of the nose and/or a trip that is more bulbous.
Also, because the nasal bones have a more horizontal than vertical orientation, simply fracturing the nasal bones often will not allow them to be narrowed sufficiently. In these cases, building up the tip may be necessary to increase the definition of the bridge of the nose.
Synthetic Implants vs. Autologous Grafts for Asian Rhinoplasty (Nose Jobs)
A skilled and experience rhinoplasty surgeon like Dr. Ali will be aware of the latest advancements and best surgical technology used to construct a beautiful nose.
In the past, artificial implant “tips” made of Silicone or Gore-Tex were the most popular choice for extending Asian nasal bridges. And due to their ease of use, many less-accomplished surgeons still rely on these. However, synthetic implants come with several distinct disadvantages including: Infection; migration (movement); and even extrusion (poking through the skin).
While synthetic implants, such as Silicone or Gore-Tex, initially look great, the vast majority of patients with implants will need to have them removed and/or revised at some point over time as they begin to “migrate” or move.
A better rhinoplasty technique for Asian nose jobs is the use of autologous grafts – which are cells taken from the patient’s own body to build the nasal bridge. Using the patient’s own tissue to build up the nose has far fewer complications.
The autologous tissue from the patient’s body contains living cells which become incorporated into the nose, and therefore do not migrate – providing lifelong results. Using the patient’s own tissue also reduces the risk of infection. Dr. Ali uses autologous grafts to provide the most permanent, natural, and beautiful results in Asian rhinoplasty surgery.
Using the most cutting-edge surgical techniques, Dr. Ali can “harvest” these autologous grafts from your own body with completely hidden, very minimal scars.
See Your Nose Job Before Your Surgery with 3d Imaging
AMAE Plastic Surgery is among the first and only plastic surgery practices in the Detroit area to offer state-of-the-art Vectra 3D imaging. This revolutionary computerized imaging system provides a three-dimensional digital image of the patient’s nose from any and every angle. This enables Dr. Ali to show you your nose shape options and expected outcomes before your rhinoplasty surgery!
With Vectra M2 3D imaging patients can compare their own “before and after” nose job views side-by-side, so that they can see an approximation of their new nose shape and size that rhinoplasty surgery will deliver. With Vectra M2 3D computerized imaging there are no surprise, so patients know what to expect before they decide to undergo a nose job!
Best Asian Rhinoplasty & Nose Job Surgeon
If you are considering rhinoplasty, Dr. Ali will offer you a consultation to assess your needs and discuss your appearance goals.
He understands the unique physiological characteristics of Asian nasal structures – and has the skill and experience to enhance your beauty while retaining a natural appearance that complements your facial features, respects your heritage and makes you a more beautiful version of YOU!