Tips on Finding Your Asian Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Asian rhinoplasty aims to improve nasal appearance and/or correct nasal functioning. A fundamental goal in Asian rhinoplasty is to create a beautiful and natural looking nose, while preserving ethnicity and maintaining a harmonious balance between all facial features. Typically, Asian features call for augmentation of the nose. Common considerations are a more defined nasal bridge, an increased nasal tip projection and/or refinement of wide nostrils. Asian rhinoplasty can pose multiple challenges, as the Asian nose tends to have thicker skin, excess sebaceous glands, delicate cartilage, and a low dorsum with a wide nasal base and bulbous tip. Therefore, it is critical that you choose an Asian rhinoplasty specialist who is a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in preliminary rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty.
Here are a few helpful tips for choosing an experienced Asian rhinoplasty surgeon:
Verify the prospective surgeon’s certification, plastic surgery training, years in practice, and academic background. Any current academic affiliations or authored literature by a surgeon show commitment and advancement in this popular, growing field.
During your initial consultation, ask how many Asian rhinoplasty procedures he/she performs each year. At least 100 surgeries per year are preferable.
Is a basic medical evaluation conducted? The surgeon should want to know if your nose is functioning properly, i.e. whether or not you have experienced an injury and/or how your breathing is. The surgeon should also be interested in skin thickness, cartilage manipulation, nasal length and projection, etc. during the initial consultation.
Dr. Nassif provides all of his patients with a thorough cosmetic consultation to discuss patient goals and educate the patient about surgery, surgery preparation and recovery expectations. He encourages patients to be aware of all that is involved with their procedure to ensure they are comfortable in proceeding with the next steps. Dr. Nassif examines nasal anatomy, such as looking for a deviated septum or any obstructions. If a deviated septum is present, it can be corrected at the same time as the rhinoplasty procedure.
Ask to review a before and after photo gallery of rhinoplasty procedures, specifically patients with similar facial features and/or goals as you.
Ask about and discuss your individual candidacy for non-surgical options.
Ask the surgeon to explain his/her surgical techniques and preferences, especially for your desired outcome. Dr. Nassif prefers the open technique in Asian rhinoplasty as it allows for superior access and manipulation to the nasal skeleton.
Ensure that the surgeon is using sophisticated computer imaging to provide you with realistic outcome images of your profile from multiple angles. At his practice, Dr. Nassif uses state-of-the-art computer imaging to preview surgical outcomes.
Choose an Asian Rhinoplasty Specialist in Beverly Hills
Asian rhinoplasty is Dr. Nassif’s specialty, so a two hour in depth consultation is required for Dr. Nassif to review your medical history and determine candidacy. Even during the initial consultation, you are introduced to Dr. Nassif’s patient care coordinator who is an experienced reconstructive cosmetic plastic consultant. Dr. Nassif and his associates are always available for additional consultations, if desired.
Call Dr. Paul Nassif’s Beverly Hills office at (310) 275-2467 to schedule a consultation today.