Asian Rhinoplasty Surgery: What to Expect
Rhinoplasty surgery is hailed as one of the most transformative facial plastic surgery procedures that a patient can undergo, which is why this is the first and last elective procedure for many. Asian rhinoplasty, a specialty version of the surgery, may be coupled with Asian eyelid surgery, or as a standalone procedure. Because of varying patient interests, some patients of Asian rhinoplasty may not know what to expect before, during, and after the surgical process. This blog entry is designed to assist with each step of the experience.
The doctor likes to see patients for a pre-surgical consultation and a post-surgical consultation. Prior to surgery, each patient will visit with Dr. Nassif at his Beverly Hills, California office for a consultation. During this appointment, the patient has the opportunity to explain the areas of the nose he or she is dissatisfied with. Dr. Nassif will go on to explain changes he is able to create, and may discuss the most probable methods.
During Asian rhinoplasty, Dr. Nassif commonly addresses key areas of the nose that are similar among most members of Asian ethnicity. He may raise the bridge height with his specialty method of diced cartilage and fascia (DCF), extend the tip with cartilage harvested from the ears or septum, and narrow the nostrils. Though these techniques are common, Dr. Nassif is careful to customize each Asian rhinoplasty to a patient’s particular cosmetic needs.
Following surgery, the nose may be swollen for up to 18 months, though most of the excess volume should have subsided by the 6-month postoperative mark. Some patients initially feel discouraged because results are not always immediately apparent, but they are encouraged to be patient. Dr. Nassif may have used a nose cast to stabilize the newly formed structure, which is removed after one week. After its removal, the new shape will be more obvious.
Following the healing period for Asian rhinoplasty patients, there will be noticeable changes. These differences will vary depending on whether the patient requested an ethnic rhinoplasty or a Westernization rhinoplasty. Ethnic rhinoplasty seeks to retain the ethnic characteristics of the nose while altering unwanted areas, while Westernization rhinoplasty transforms the nose to create a more Caucasian appearance.
Dr. Paul Nassif of Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery is a facial plastic surgeon with a specialty focus on Asian rhinoplasty. The doctor sees patients from all over the world and employs the safest, most natural-looking techniques to achieve consistent results that lead to patient satisfaction. Whether a patient is interested in undergoing minor changes for aesthetic improvement, or a transformative surgery that alters the look of the face, Dr. Nassif can explain if the changes are possible and how he can accomplish them. Contact Dr. Nassif for a consultation at his Beverly Hills office at (310) 275-2467, or through his online Patient Contact Form. If you’d like to learn about other facial plastic surgeries the doctor performs, view his main website for Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery.