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Asian Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery Procedure Steps

by Dr. Daniel Lin

Asian Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery 

Asian rhinplasty nose surgeryAsian rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure meant to improve the appearance of the nose in Asian patients, without any compromise to the ethnic identity of the face.

It is a prudent idea for patients to choose a surgeon with specific expertise in ethnic rhinoplasty for such a procedure.

Asian patients usually have different cosmetic needs and goals in comparison to Caucasian patients. One of the common procedures used in Asian rhinoplasty is silicone implant augmentation. The surgeon may use the patient’s cartilage from the ear, nose, or ribs wherever possible to enhance the nose shape and size.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin provides Asian nose surgery to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar and surrounding areas in California.

Pre-Operative Consultation

An in-depth consultation process will be an important first step in an Asian rhinoplasty procedure. During this process, the patient should engage closely with the surgeon as this will create the foundation for a safe and effective procedure. The patient should unhesitatingly ask questions and clear any doubts at this stage.

The surgeon will establish the patient as a candidate for an Asian rhinoplasty and discuss their incision preferences. They will evaluate the patient’s nasal and facial structure, skin type, and amount of bone and cartilage available to make the desired changes to the nose.

They will also explain the benefits and limitation of the Asian rhinoplasty procedure and help the patient make an enlightened decision.

Customized Asian Nose Surgery Plan

The surgeon will develop a customized Asian rhinoplasty plan after understanding the patient’s unique nasal structure and their personal cosmetic objectives. They will also consider the patient’s health condition and previous surgeries if any.

The surgeon will try to ensure that the Asian nose cosmetic surgery procedure is as less invasive as possible so that the patient experiences reduced discomfort, risk, and downtime. Additionally, they will discuss the anesthesia type to be used and the choice of surgical venue with the patient.


Asian rhinoplasty is commonly performed using general anesthesia. But at times, local anesthesia with light sedation may be used. The patient will not experience any sensation during the surgery and will have no recollection of the procedure upon waking up.

Steps for Asian Rhinoplasty Nose Augmentation

Asian rhinoplasty patients usually ask for augmentation of the dorsum and sharpening of the nasal tip projection.

If the patient has a short and flat nose, they may also require concomitant nasal lengthening. Most Asian patients do not need dorsal hump and nasal tip reduction. In Asian rhinoplasty, nose augmentation can be undertaken using the patient’s own cartilage or silicone implants.

Many plastic surgeons who focus on Asian rhinoplasty procedures use silicone implants. Patients of Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, or Korean ethnicities may seek to increase the size of their nose in proportion to other facial features.

Some surgeons prefer silicone implant based nose augmentation, especially if they believe that the result will be enhanced by using these implants.

In comparison to an autologous surgery involving the patient’s own cartilage, the surgery with silicone implants may be less complicated and avoid the risk of donor site morbidity.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar and surrounding areas in California for Asian nose surgery.


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