Asian Nose Rhinoplasty, or “nose job”, is a plastic surgery procedure where the nose is restructured to make it more aesthetically appealing or to increase nasal function.
In terms of aesthetics, rhinoplasty can address a variety of concerns including: asymmetry, size and proportionality. It is critical to avoid racial incongruities when performing surgery on an ethnic nose.
Asian rhinoplasty patients frequently desire augmentation to the dorsum of the nose with added projection of the tip. Typically, Asian noses have relatively week structural support and thick overlying skin tissue.
Dr Totonchi appreciates the ethnic concept of beauty and nasofacial harmony to create an aesthetic balance in treating Asian rhinoplasty patients. The goal to be met for rhinoplasty on the Asian nose is to achieve harmony and balance, this is achieved by tip refinement and creating dorsal height. Implants or cartilage grafts are generally needed to create both dorsal height and tip projection. Cartilage grafts, if needed, are taken from the septum, ear or costal cartilage(ribs). Augmentation rhinoplasty in the Asian nose can be done with the open or closed approach depending on your cosmetic desires. Nasofacial harmony is the ultimate goal of all rhinoplasty surgical plans.
Challenges when working with the Asian nose, are generally associated with the complications that can arise with the harvest of the cartilage graft used for augmentation. Choosing a plastic surgeon who is skilled in ethnic noses is imperative to be able to achieve your aesthetic goal.
When it comes to function, rhinoplasty can help resolve airway and breathing issues and in turn provide tremendous relief to those who cannot breathe properly due to dysfunctional nasal anatomy. The most common procedure associated with correcting airway issues due to a deviated septum is a septoplasty. The septum is composed of bone and cartilage which separates the left and right nares. When the septum is deviated, difficulties in breathing can occur. Septoplasty involves surgically correcting the deviation in order to increase nasal airflow. Turbinate reduction can also be done at the same time, if indicated, to increase air movement through the nares.
Many patients have a combination of aesthetic and functional nasal concerns that they seek to correct when undergoing rhinoplasty surgery. During the consultation, Dr Totonchi will talk with you and create a customized surgical plan, based on your individual aesthetic and functional concerns, and desired outcome.
Schedule your consultation with Cleveland, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Ali Totonchi, MD., Call 216-778-2262.