Asian Nasal Anatomy
As you may already know, people of Asian ethnicity have many features that are common with Caucasian features. However, there are a few subtle differences that could mean all the difference when undergoing Asian rhinoplasty. There are different types of rhinoplasty available for different ethnicities. This is because different ethnicities and cultures have different facial features and bone structures. If you are Asian and you were to go to someone who is only experienced in Caucasian rhinoplasty, you may end up with a nose that does not go naturally with your own face. Many Asians are interested in changing their appearance while still staying close to their own culture and ethnicity.
Certain factors that need to be taken into consideration include the strength and toughness of the skin and the structure of the nose. For example, as far as Asians are concerned, the skin is usually very heavy. However, it is easily scarred. This can prove to be very troublesome while going under the knife. In addition, an Asian’s natural nasal bridge structure is usually very low while the dorsum is usually very wide. The tip of the nose can be very large and round with a very small amount of definition. The columella is almost always retracted. The base of the nose is very thick and wide, with large flaring nostrils. The nasolabial junction is often retracted, as is the maxilla.
Things Taken into Consideration
Before finding a plastic surgeon for your nose, it is important for you to understand the difference between an Asian nose and a Caucasian nose. Many Asians are in search of a cosmetic surgeon who can easily make their nose more attractive while simultaneously allowing it to blend with their face. Asian problem areas may include the dorsum, the alar base, and the tip of the nose. In addition, there may be problems with the vertical dimension of the nose. Many Asians wish to lengthen their nasal tip. However, this is a very challenging feat. Because of this, open rhinoplasty may be an option. However, it does not work well with an Asian’s skin. This is why many plastic surgeons resort to the endonasal approach. Although many Asians feature the same nasal features as someone who is Caucasian, there is no doubt that an experienced plastic surgeon is needed for Asian rhinoplasty. If things are done wrong, you could have complications such as an open rhinoplasty scar.
If you are planning to undergo Asian rhinoplasty, the operating process may include the following:
• Harvest septal toboggan graft
• Augment dorsal implant
• Lower the lateral cartilage
• Replace septal toboggan graft
• Alar resection
• Plump the Grafts to the columella