Can my nose be fixed with Asian rhinoplasty? (Photo)
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Thank you for your question. A rhinoplasty procedure may create a more pinched effect on your nose. Keep in mind that the most attractive nose is one that is natural and proportional for the face. Rhinoplasty promotes this naturalness and proportionality and has the capability to improve functionality. I suggest that you move forward and consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
For the nose bridge, you can consider implants which can either be made of silicone or autologous grafts. Silicone implants are quick as there is no need to harvest or tailor grafts for the patient. Downside is the risk of Infection, migration (movement) or extrusion (coming through the skin), and the high probability for the need to remove or revise the nose. You also have autologous grafts which can be harvested nasal septal cartilage, ear cartilage, rib cartilage or fascia (deep temporalis fascia).
As for the nostril area, alar base modification, also known as nostril reduction surgery, alters the width, and/or the flare of the nostrils. When excess flare is present, a Weir incision is designed which removes a wedge of the nostril tissue. When excess width is present, a sill incision is designed to reduce the width of the nostrils.
You need to have a consult with a board certified cosmetic surgeon so that a comprehensive external and intranasal examination of your nose can be made. Ask for personalized computer imaging of your nose based on your aesthetic goals and determine which combination of surgical techniques and grafts will be necessary to achieve your ideal profile line and the most attractive nose for your face.
Closed rhinoplasty candidate, some advices:
The harmony between facial parts makes us instinctively recognize the beauty... without knowing it, without defining it, just a perception that surprises and captivates us.
In this regard, I suggest perform a Closed Rhinoplasty (without visible scars) to treat the tip, base and nasal bridge.
With this procedure you get a delicate nose, better harmonize with your other facial features.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
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Asian rhinoplasty is a sub-category of ethnic rhinoplasty
Thank you for your question and for posting pictures of your nose and pictures of your desired nasal surgical results. Asian rhinoplasty is a common procedure performed in our New York city office. As a board certified facial plastic surgeon that specializes in ethnic rhinoplasty I often hear the following from patients desiring to undergo asian rhinoplasty as they share these common nasal features:
- A flat nasal profile
- Slight bridge
- Wide tip
- Flared nostrils
- Poor tip strength
I wish you the best as you research your rhinoplasty options.
Philip J. Miller, MD, FACS
Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
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