Top 3 Facial Asian Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Patients of all ethnicities turn to plastic surgery to improve the appearance of their aesthetic insecurities, and while some patients are interested in westernizing their ethnic appearance, most want to maintain their cultural identity. The truth is that everyone has their own unique beauty ideals, and achieving this is the common intent of those seeking plastic surgery.

The following cosmetic procedures are popular among Asian patients wanting to improve their facial contours or features.

1. Asian Blepharoplasty (Double Eyelid Technique)

Blepharoplasty claims the top cosmetic surgery spot among Asian women. The double eyelid technique has led to the idea of “westernization” because about half of all Asians lack a fold directly above the lash line. However, this procedure is performed in women and men of all ethnicities to create more definition between the upper lid and brow. 

This surgery adds creases in the upper eyelids to open up the area and reveal larger, almond-shaped eyes. It also allows women to apply makeup to their upper lids without it disappearing in the fold. 

Blepharoplasty or “Asian blepharoplasty” can be performed under local or general anesthesia and involves a recovery period of one or two weeks.

*Good candidates for Asian eyelid surgery have shallow or absent upper eyelid folds, excess inner eyelid skin, or uneven folds. 

2. Asian Rhinoplasty

When it comes to rhinoplasty, otherwise known as a nose job, the surgery must always be customized to deliver optimal results compatible with the individual’s facial structure and desired outcome. 

A highly skilled plastic surgeon will modify their approach based on ethnicity, and for Asian patients, this often means adding length and strengthening the bridge of the nose. Cartilage from elsewhere in the body is sometimes used to build up the nasal bridge and provide more definition to the nasal tip so it’s balanced with the rest of the face.

General anesthesia is typically used to perform rhinoplasty. A splint will need to remain on your nose for about a week following your procedure, and when removed, you can resume light, physically undemanding activities, including work. 

*Good candidates for Asian rhinoplasty have flat nasal bridges and poorly-defined nasal tips.

3. V-line or Jaw Reduction Surgery

Two plastic surgery procedures offer a more feminine jaw appearance: jaw reduction surgery and V-line surgery.

These surgeries work similarly to reduce the jaw’s width and provide a subtle and feminine protrusion of the chin. Women unhappy with a square or masculine jawline can undergo one of these procedures to sculpt the jaw and chin.

V-line and jaw reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia to prevent discomfort and involves an initial recovery period of two weeks. However, complete healing can take several months.

*Candidates for jaw reduction or V-line surgery want to reduce a broad chin for a more delicate-appearing jawline.

Candidates for any cosmetic surgery are non-smokers in good overall health with realistic expectations of the procedure.

Double Eyelid Surgery, Asian Rhinoplasty, and V-Line Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Charles Lee is a well-respected, board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California, who offers double eyelid surgeryV-line surgery, and Asian rhinoplasty. Call (310) 271-5954 today to learn more.

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