There are many similarities in the appearance of the nose among those of Asian ethnicity, and a main similarity includes a rounded or bulbous nasal tip. Some feel that slight variation in the tip of the nose would add interest to the face, while creating definition to the end of the nose. Though this is a possible correction, the thick skin of the nose in Asian patients can require additional steps during the Asian rhinoplasty procedure.
Requests of Asian Rhinoplasty Patients
Patients seeking rhinoplasty surgery to reshape the nose from a traditional Asian form to a more Caucasian-inspired feature may have unrealistic expectations for the transformation. As requested, patients bring to Dr. Nassif’s Beverly Hills practice photographs of their ideal nose. Sometimes these pictures may be of celebrities, and other times they may be of other patients who have undergone one or multiple plastic surgeries of the nose. Often times, those seeking an Asian rhinoplasty reveal they would like very thin nasal bridges and overly refined nasal tips. They seek drastic changes that will make the face appear less “ethnic”. However, the goal for Asian rhinoplasty today is not to become westernized in appearance, but to refine and improve upon the nose while maintaining the patient’s ethnic identity.
Life in the Western world has influenced many other parts of our planet. Not only do people of varying regions become familiarized with attitudes and foods of our culture, styles of dress and aesthetic ideals are also learned and adopted. In the world of plastic surgery, the Western ideal for facial beauty has become popular, a fact that is often seen when it comes to Asian rhinoplasty surgery.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures among individuals of Asian descent. While surgical techniques are often different in Asian patients than in patients of Caucasian descent, many other facets of the surgery are similar if not the same, including the pre-op guideline.
Once your initial consultation has taken place and your surgeon has determined that Asian rhinoplasty is the ideal procedure for achieving your cosmetic goals, your doctor will provide you with preparation instructions for the weeks before your procedure. Because rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure and Asian rhinoplasty, in particular, commonly calls for an open approach in order to raise the nasal height and/or refine the nasal tip, it is essential that you understand your customized plans when preparing for Asian rhinoplasty. Following these orders is vital to ensuring a smooth surgery and maximizing your overall results. [Read more…]
The cost of Asian rhinoplasty varies greatly based on the individual procedure. During a recent LIVE radio interview with John Johnson, Dr. Nassif gave a ballpark figure of $20,000 for a typical rhinoplasty procedure. This includes his surgical fee, anesthesiologist fees and facility fee.
When it comes to Asian rhinoplasty, finding a specialist with extensive experience in ethnic rhinoplasty is essential. This may mean that you pay more, but the expensive is generally worth it in order to ensure a positive outcome. Nevertheless, it is a big expense and one that most patients don’t take lightly.
For this reason, it is essential to consider financial eligibility, which means establishing health care coverage(s) and determining your out-of-pocket costs prior to electing a rhinoplasty procedure. For specific information regarding your carrier’s coverage, be sure to contact your individual health insurance company with any questions or concerns. [Read more…]