During Asian rhinoplasty and Asian nose job surgery, a variety of techniques have been described to create more definition, refinement and projection of the nose. A unique challenge in Asian nose job surgery is to reshape the nose in a way that appears harmonious and balanced with the natural facial features, while enhancing an individual’s attractiveness while maintaining ethnicity and individuality.
For Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Filipino/Filipina, and other Asian patients, Asian nose job surgery and Asian rhinoplasty is not about looking like someone else, it is simply about looking like a more attractive or prettier version of themselves. Asian rhinoplasty often require additional support and volume to be added to the nose, in order to create greater projection and augmentation.
The best source of this additional structure and height is from the patient’s own body, know as autologous tissue or autologous grafts. These grafts include cartilage from the septum (inside the nose), conchal cartilage (from the ears), costal cartilage (from the rib), and temporalis fascia (from the temple).
The great advantage of using tissue from your own body is that it remains viable and becomes fully integrated into your nose, and will age and change with it. Autologous grafts used in Asian rhinoplasty and Asian nose job surgery allow for the most natural and permanent results with the lowest risk of complications that can arise from synthetic implants, such as: infection, migration and extrusion.
The best Asian nose job technique for creating a natural-appearing augmentation of the bridge of the nose (nasal dorsum) is with a DCF or diced cartilage fascia technique. Precision and artistry is required to create a shape and height that will complement and enhance the rest of the facial features. This graft will not warp nor migrate, and does not resorb. It will integrate fully into your nose and remain permanently.
Patients undergoing Asian nose job surgery and Asian rhinoplasty will often have thick skin which obscures some of the definition of the nasal framework under the skin. This, coupled with weak tip cartilage, can create a bulbous and widened appearance to the nasal tip and nostrils. For this reason, additional structure and support is frequently needed to reshape and refine the tip of the nose and nostrils during Asian rhinoplasty and Asian nose job surgery. Rib cartilage is an excellent source of strong, straight cartilage that allows reshaping and refinement of the nose in a natural, permanent way.
For the best Asian nose job surgery rib cartilage harvest, a 1.0 cm incision is made hidden within the crease below the right breast, and a small portion of the cartilage from the 6th rib is taken. This incision is extremely small and difficult to discern once healed, and the procedure does not affect health nor athletic performance. A mild muscular soreness will be present initially after surgery, but typically resolves within the first 3-5 days after Asian nose job surgery.
However, not every Asian rhinoplasty with rib cartilage and DCF (diced cartilage fascia) or Asian nose job surgery with ear cartilage and DCF is created equal. Just as Michaelangelo’s David and a kitchen counter may both be made of marble, they convey a different aesthetic and a markedly different interpretation of beauty. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but the creation of beauty is in the hands of your plastic surgeon. For the best results, it’s important to do your research to find the best Asian rhinoplasty and Asian nose job surgeon.