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Blog: What You Should Know Before Asian Nose Surgery

Posted October 07, 2014 in Nose

If you are considering Asian rhinoplasty, you’re looking in the right place. Dr. Charles Lee has dedicated his entire career to specializing in Asian plastic surgery and knows the importance of creating a nose that is beautifully compatible with the Asian face.

As an Asian rhinoplasty specialist, one of Dr. Lee’s primary goals is to make every patient feel as comfortable and educated as possible before they even commit to surgery. Since there are many misconceptions and little-known facts about the procedure, we’ve created a list of the top things you should know before undergoing Asian nose surgery.

1. Final results with rhinoplasty will take up to a year to appear.

Since Asian rhinoplasty often involves disruption of soft tissues, cartilage, and bone reshaping, the edema (swelling) takes many months to subside. Many patients are concerned with the shape of their nose immediately after the procedure and in the following weeks because the nose has not taken on its final shape. Healing will take time, and the patient should wait for the results to manifest. Revision surgery, if considered, should not be performed until the tissues fully heal, all the swelling is gone, and the final results are apparent.

2. Rhinoplasty has a high rate of revision.

Even in the hands of the most skilled and experienced doctors, rhinoplasty surgery may not provide the intended results, which is why revision surgery is so commonly performed. Results depend on many factors, including the amount of tissue available and the ability for your nose to heal. To ensure the best results, be sure to follow your surgeon’s preoperative and postoperative instructions. To minimize your chances of needing a revision, we recommend seeking a surgeon who performs about 100 ASIAN rhinoplasties or more per year with a total volume of over 1000 cases.

3. Numbness in the tip of the nose is normal after surgery.

After surgery, the tip of the nose will be swollen longer than the top of the nose and will likely also be numb for the first six months. This is completely normal. Dr. Lee will provide you with a list of signs to watch for that could indicate complications, which will include redness, fever, chills, or pus coming out of the nose. These are rare occurrences that require immediate attention.

4. Choosing a specialist in Asian rhinoplasty is very important.

Since rhinoplasty is such a complex procedure, it is important to choose a reputable and qualified surgeon who has plenty of evidence of their work. Dr. Charles Lee is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology (facial plastic surgery). This means that Dr. Lee has gone through years of rigorous training and testing specifically in the areas of plastic surgery and facial plastic surgery. Not only does Dr. Lee have plenty of rhinoplasty before and after photos that showcase his work, he is also one of the very few surgeons in North America to dedicate a large portion of his practice to the field of Asian plastic surgery procedures.

If you are considering Asian nose surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, please schedule your consultation at Enhance® Medical Center by calling (310) 231-6811 or filling out our online contact form today.