Many Asian noses have a flat nasal bridge. Dr. Lee uses all-natural tissue to build up the nasal bridge so that it is strong and defined. For patients who request or require more dramatic changes to their nose, Dr. Lee may use a small amount of rib cartilage to reinforce the nasal bridge.Schedule a Consultation
To balance the width of the Asian face, Asian rhinoplasty can enlarge the nose. Dr. Lee will restructure the nose to lengthen it so that it appears more balanced and proportionate to the eyes, cheeks, and mouth.Schedule a Consultation
If the cartilage of the nasal tip is weak, it can be reinforced with tissue from the nasal septum. Dr. Lee may also consider using tissue from the back of the ear to improve the nasal tip. The ear will return to its normal shape within a few days after the procedure. For more dramatic changes, larger amounts of cartilage may need to be obtained from the rib using a small incision.Schedule a Consultation
In reinforcing the tip of the nose with Asian rhinoplasty, there is a slight narrowing effect of the nostrils. If more narrowing is desired, Dr. Lee can surgically alter the shape of the nostrils to be more aesthetically pleasing.Schedule a Consultation
Nasal deformities or injuries can be treated with rhinoplasty. Dr. Lee can perform the appropriate surgical techniques to restore a balanced, natural, and attractive-looking nose that is free of signs of deformity or injury.Schedule a Consultation
Some common reasons exist as to why patients come for revision rhinoplasty. For example, a surgeon may surgically narrow the nostrils (creating a pasted-on appearance), use an implant on the tip (which can shift and become visible), or unnecessarily break the nasal bones (which can lead to uneven bone position or an unnatural flow to the nasal contour). In particular, the nasal bridge and nasal tip are often mistreated when it comes to Asian noses and rhinoplasty.
In an effort to reinforce the nasal bridge, sometimes it is made overly large. An Asian nasal bridge begins around the level of the eyelashes or lower and has a slight break between the forehead and the start of the bridge. If surgeons ignore this essential physical characteristic, the result is more of a Greek nose. This looks unbalanced and unnatural on an Asian face.
Another common mistake is to remove cartilage from the nasal tip in an attempt to make it more narrow. A weak nasal tip in an Asian nose is usually not the result of excess cartilage (as with Caucasian noses) but rather is a sign that the cartilage itself is weak. Removing cartilage or using sutures to fold the tip into the appropriate shape will ultimately fail. Instead, the tip should be buttressed with additional cartilage from the septum or from the ear to reinforce and project the nasal tip upward, like propping up a tent.
The specialists at Enhance® Medical Center are ready to answer any of your cosmetic surgery questions. We are available between the hours of 9am to 5pm Monday – Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturday. Call now or fill out the contact form to leave us a message.Contact us now at (310) 271-5954