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At the esteemed medical practice of Dr. Jason Emer in Beverly Hills, Asian rhinoplasty is exclusively performed by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Akshay Sanan. Dr. Sanan is an expert in ethnic rhinoplasty and understands that special considerations must be made in order to achieve successful outcomes for Asian rhinoplasty patients.
What is Asian Rhinoplasty??
Asian rhinoplasty is nose job surgery that is tailored to the needs of Asian patients who want to reshape the nose while maintaining a culturally-consistent look. This procedure should only be performed by qualified surgeons who specialize in ethnic rhinoplasty and are knowledgeable about the anatomical and aesthetic considerations that must be addressed.
Typically, Western-trained plastic surgeons are only taught techniques that apply to the Caucasian nasal structure and Western standards of beauty. As a result, they are under-educated and inexperienced in Asian rhinoplasty, which often leads to botched and ethnically incongruent outcomes.
Dr. Sanan is proud to have the education, experience, and advanced surgical skills that allow him to meet the needs of his Asian rhinoplasty patients. Some of the most prevalent cosmetic goals among Asian rhinoplasty patients include:
- A larger, more prominent nose
- A narrower and/or higher bridge
- A more projected nasal tip
- A narrower nasal tip
- Nostril reduction
Right for you?
Who Is a Candidate for Asian Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure, so candidates must meet certain health requirements. It is important to speak candidly with Dr. Sanan about your medical history, current health issues, and medications you are taking, so he can determine if rhinoplasty is a suitable option for you.
If you have a medical condition that interferes with the body’s healing process or are not a good candidate for nose surgery for other reasons, Dr. Sanan may recommend non-surgical rhinoplasty. This minimally-invasive procedure involves the use of dermal fillers to enhance the shape of the nose.
HowIs Asian Rhinoplasty Performed?
Dr. Sanan will perform your Asian rhinoplasty in a state-of-the-art surgical facility. Rhinoplasty is considered an outpatient procedure, which means you will be able to go home within hours of the surgery.
To ensure a comfortable experience for the patient, anesthesia is administered at the start of the procedure. After the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Sanan will make an external incision at the base of the soft tissue that separates the nostrils.
Dr. Sanan will lift the nasal tissue to expose the inner nasal structure. He can then modify the bone and cartilage to achieve the patient’s desired enhancements. He will use sutures to secure the new nose shape and to close the external incision.
Our Approach to Asian Rhinoplasty
Anatomical Considerations for Asian Rhinoplasty
- Thicker skin – For patients with thinner skin, such as Caucasian women, even slight modifications to the nasal cartilage or bone will produce significant changes in the appearance of the nose. Thicker skin requires a different approach to altering the nasal structure, as well as redraping the skin after changes have been made.
- Thinner cartilage – Cartilage reduction is an effective method of narrowing the nasal tip in Western patients. However, this technique can have the opposite result among those with thinner cartilage, so Dr. Sanan uses cartilage grafting to refine the shape and projection of the nasal tip for Asian patients.
Aesthetic Considerations for Asian Rhinoplasty
Digital-imaging technology may be used to further refine a patient’s cosmetic goals. Reviewing before-and-after pictures of previous rhinoplasty patients can play an important role in this process as well.
Asian Rhinoplasty Recovery
Dr. Sanan will provide comprehensive aftercare instructions for every stage of your recovery. Adhering to these recommendations is essential for optimal healing and to avoid compromising your results.
The nose will be bandaged after your procedure. This dressing will help protect the treatment area, and it will be removed after about a week during a follow-up appointment with Dr. Sanan. External stitches can also be removed at that time.
Patients should plan for at least a week of downtime to rest after surgery. Discomfort is normal in the first week or two of rhinoplasty recovery. Post-op swelling and bruising in the treatment area should begin to diminish after one or two weeks. Dr. Sanan may recommend over-the-counter products or prescription medication to help you stay comfortable until these symptoms subside.
Asian Rhinoplasty Results
Rhinoplasty provides long-lasting enhancement, though it may be twelve months or more before you arrive at your final results. Initial improvements will be noticeable within two or three weeks of your surgery, once visible swelling and bruising have dissipated.
How Much Does Asian Rhinoplasty Cost?
The price of your nose surgery will be determined during your consultation. The cost of your treatment will be affected by the complexity of your procedure, as well as anesthesia and facility fees.
Arrange a Consultation for Asian Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills
To find out if Asian rhinoplasty is right for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanan. Our team looks forward to providing the personalized patient experience you deserve!