Typically, Asian rhinoplasty refers to surgical modifications of the nose to achieve goals common to this ethnicity. Most patients who come to see Asian Rhinoplasty Specialist Dr. Paul Nassif wish to increase the height and projection of the nose, modify the tip of the nose to create more prominence and angles, and decrease the size and width of the nostrils, among other changes.
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Dr. Paul Nassif is hailed as an expert in Asian rhinoplasty. The famous facial plastic surgeon has a deep understanding of the nasal anatomy of Asians, and knows how to modify surgical techniques that are commonly performed on patients of other ethnicities. One of many differences between this the Asian nose and that of other ethnicities is the thickness of the skin. Because Asians tend to have thicker skin, modifications to the tip in particular must be projected further away from the face than in other nose reshaping surgeries.
There are many traits specific to the world’s Asian population, and perhaps most notable among them are the features of the face. An Asian person’s delicately shaped eyes are contoured with a characteristic that is specific to Central and Eastern Asia, called the epicanthal fold. This thin layer of skin, which is named for the canthus or the corner of the eye nearest to the nose, is one aspect of Asian anatomy that distinguishes members of this ethnicity from others.
During an Asian rhinoplasty, many patients request the addition of height to the bridge of the nose. This can improve the look of a flat or wide nose and also augment the profile from a side view. There are a number of ways to add tissues to the nose, one of which is to use a Gore-Tex implant, also known as the material polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).