Blog: Why Choose a Surgeon With an Interest in Ethnic Plastic Surgery?
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Despite the fact that we are all human beings, not everyone’s skin and body characteristics are the same. This is most evident when we consider different ethnicities.
Men and women from different ethnic backgrounds have specific physical attributes that make them unique. An example is that Asian patients tend to have a different facial appearance than Caucasian men and women, including more oval-shaped faces and specific nose and eye aesthetics.
What is vital for Asian patients to keep in mind is that these ethnic characteristics are specific to their background and heritage, and many Asian men and women take pride in these specific characteristics.
So, when you are choosing to have cosmetic surgery, it is important that you do not have your procedure(s) performed by a plastic surgeon who simply approaches all surgeries and patients the same. By doing this, you risk losing some of the ethnic qualities that make you who you are.
Instead, it is important to choose a plastic surgeon who understands the intricacies of ethnic plastic surgery so that you can transform your physical appearance while maintaining your Asian ethnicity.
Why Should You Trust Dr. Charles S. Lee With Your Ethnic Plastic Surgery?
Dr. Lee has dedicated his professional life to helping Asian men and women look their absolute best.
Whether through facial plastic surgery procedures or body procedures, Dr. Lee makes sure to truly understand each patient so that he can develop a plan that will help them achieve their aesthetic goals.
One of the reasons for his success with ethnic plastic surgery is that he understands the balance between achieving cosmetic transformations for his patients and maintaining ethnic characteristics. Rather than try to “Westernize” his patients’ results, he strives to maintain their Asian heritage, culture, and physical characteristics while simply improving their cosmetic appearances.
What Asian Facial Procedures Does Dr. Lee Offer?
The face is the most visible part of your body, and for Asian men and women, the face is what truly shows the specifics of their ethnicity.
While many cosmetic surgeons may treat every facial plastic surgery the same, doing so will cause the patient to lose those physical aspects that are so unique to them.
Because of this, Asian facial plastic surgery is a skill and an art form. With the facial procedures that Dr. Lee offers (especially those involving the nose and eyes), Dr. Lee makes sure to develop a surgical plan that is right for each individual patient.
Below are some of the most popular Asian facial procedures that Dr. Lee offers:
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
The eyes are a main source of what makes Asian men and women so ethnically unique, so maintaining these qualities while improving issues in the eyelids is essential.
Asian men and women tend to have a specific aesthetic concern with the eyelids. Many Asians do not have a natural fold above the eyelashes in their upper eyelids. To correct this, Asian blepharoplasty helps to create a “double eyelid,” to allow Asian patients to achieve a more natural appearance.
Other concerns, such as sagging, droopy eyelids and circles under the eyes, can be corrected with Asian eyelid surgery, as well.
The appearance of the nose is just as unique to Asian men and women as the eyelids. Many Asian patients tend to suffer from either small noses or noses that have a flared nasal base and/or wide nostrils. Asian rhinoplasty (corrective nose surgery) addresses these specific concerns.
Whether Dr. Lee needs to make the nose larger or adjust aspects of the nasal size and shape, Asian nose surgery can help to give Asian patients a more natural nose appearance that is in balance with the rest of the facial aesthetic.
Many Asian men and women show the effects of their age in their eyebrows, causing them to have droopy eyebrows and heavy-looking eyes. Puffy and sagging skin can also appear around the eyes, brows, and mid-face, along with wrinkles and skin creases that simply make patients look older than they actually are.
Asian brow lift surgery (also known as a forehead lift) can help correct these cosmetic issues to help patients look younger, calmer, and more rested.
Many Asian women struggle with a more masculine jawline. This can make them feel self-conscious and embarrassed about the appearance of their faces.
However, Asian jawline surgery helps soften the hard and more angular jawline aesthetic so that women achieve a jaw that is more slender, feminine, and proportionate the rest of the face.
Just like any patient, Asian men and women suffer the effects of age on their facial skin. And, like patients of any ethnicity, facelift surgery can help to create a more youthful and natural appearance to the face. However, many Asians age differently in the face than men and women of other ethnicities, so it is important that your Asian facelift surgery is performed by a trusted plastic surgeon who performs ethnic procedures.
What Asian Body Procedures Does Dr. Lee Offer?
While not as physically prominent as the face, plastic surgery procedures on the body that are performed by a plastic surgeon knowledgeable in ethnic procedures can help Asian men and women look their best while maintaining their ethnicity.
Below are two of the most common body procedures that Dr. Lee offers his Asian patients:
Asian women tend to be petite and have smaller breasts. However, Asian breast augmentation surgery is a procedure in which breast implants (either saline-filled implants) are inserted in the chest to increase the size and volume of naturally small breasts. This can help Asian women look and feel better about themselves. Along with implant size, other aspects about the procedure (including incision type and placement) will be discussed during your breast augmentation consultation. After your Asian breast augmentation, you can look forward to having improved confidence and comfort in your appearance.
Asians tend to carry their excess fat in different areas of their bodies than people of other ethnicities.
Whether you have stubborn fat in the arms, waist, thighs, calves, or back, Asian liposuction can remove stubborn fat by literally suctioning it out of the body. And the best part is that once the fat is removed from the body, it’s gone permanently. This procedure can allow Asian men and women to achieve a thinner and more contoured body, along with improved confidence.