Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul S Nassif has become internationally recognized for his aesthetic surgical skills. The doctor is also known as the Asian rhinoplasty specialist, with many patients of Asian ethnicity having taken a growing interest in his subspecialty practice. Though he may be performing a single surgery on many of these patients, the results are remarkably individualized and transformative. Most Asian rhinoplasty patients ask Dr. Nassif to raise the bridge of the nose, refine the nasal tip, and reposition the nostrils closer inward. These alterations and others change the look of the nose, but also affect the appearance of other features of the face in relation to the nose. Even slight changes where millimeters of tissues are added or removed can dramatically enhance the appearance while also boosting a patient’s self-confidence.
Nasal Bridge Height Increase
A favored method to increase the angle of the nose to the plane of the face is the DCF (diced cartilage wrapped in fascia) method. The typical Asian nose lies flatter on the face than in many other ethnicities, which can detract from the eyes as the face lacks certain contours. Raising the bridge can make the nose seem thinner, and the eyes appear more prominent as they will have a more definitive placement on the face.
Increasing the height of the nasal bridge can also enhance the contours of the cheeks. As previously explained, when the nose is positioned closer to the face, some of the curves in the face are not as readily noticed. When the nose is projected away from the face, the height and shape of the cheekbones are more apparent.
Nasal Tip Restructuring
Refining the tip of the nose can result in a thinner nasal base and also change the relationship between the nose and mouth. A wide, bulbous tip may overshadow a full set of lips, which can be accentuated with this cosmetic correction during Asian rhinoplasty. This change also draws the features of the face upward due to its projection outward and the elimination of a bulbous tip.
Asian patients often have very rounded nostrils, which can be moved closer to the nose during Asian rhinoplasty. When the nose has healed from this surgical change, the cheeks will appear shapelier. The natural lines of the nasolabial folds may even be slightly altered. Because the nose takes the center location, a decrease in the width of the nostrils can also create a slimmer lower-third of the face.
Dr. Paul Nassif, M.D., F.A.C.S. is an expert in Asian rhinoplasty and other cosmetic corrections, as well as facial plastic surgery for patients of every ethnicity. The doctor’s familiarity with variations attributed to different populations of the world allows him to create specialized treatment plans that suit each patient’s beauty ideals. The doctor practices plastic surgery at Spaulding Plastic Surgery of Beverly Hills, California, where he offers other facial plastic surgeries and non-surgical makeover options. Call the office locally at (310) 275-2467 or toll free at (888) 385-0066 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nassif.