One of the reasons that so many patients throughout Los Angeles turn to Dr. Geoffrey Keyes is his expertise and sensitivity when it comes to surgical aesthetics. These are key qualities to have when it comes to ethnic rhinoplasty, which are nose surgeries designed for people of various cultural backgrounds. It takes years of experience to understand how to tailor surgical needs to a patient's facial features rather than restoring to a one-size-fits-all form of treatment.
With this in mind, we want to focus on ethnic rhinoplasty that is performed on patients who are Asian.
About Asian Rhinoplasty
Asian rhinoplasty is a kind of ethnic cosmetic surgery that is performed on patients of Asian descent. Through Asian rhinoplasty, the overall facial features of the patient can be enhanced or altered simply by adjusting the proportions and appearance of the nose.
Misconceptions About Asian Rhinoplasty
One of the most common misconceptions about Asian rhinoplasty is that it is performed in order to give patients a more Caucasian nose. This is definitely not the case. When performing any kind of ethnic rhinoplasty, our goal is to reshape the nose in order to better complement the facial features of the patient rather than forcing the patient into a single cultural beauty standard.
Common Aesthetic Aims of Successful Asian Rhinoplasty
When performing ethnic rhinoplasty on Asian patients, the following concerns are often considered:
- Creating a more defined nasal bridge
- Improving the definition of the tip of the nose
- Narrowing the size of the nostrils
- Improving overall symmetry of the nose
In many cases, the issue isn't necessarily removing tissue or reducing the size of the nose but rather adding definition as a means of enhancing overall appearance.
Ideal Candidates for Asian Rhinoplasty
Th best candidates for Asian rhinoplasty are people who would like to alter the appearance of their nose. They should be in good overall health and not suffer from any medical conditions that would make a facial surgery of any kind a risky endeavor.
What to Expect During the Rhinoplasty Procedure
Rhinoplasty can be performed as either an open surgery or a closed surgery depending on the needs of the patient. Closed surgery involves incisions that are made entirely within the nostrils, while open surgery will involve an incision made in the skin between the nostrils in order to adjust major structures of the nose.
In general, open surgery is required when more extensive revision is recommended. Rest assured that the scarring from open rhinoplasty is well-hidden given where it is placed.
Recovering from Rhinoplasty
The nose will be very tender and delicate for weeks after surgery. Because of this, patients need to avoid touching their nose and blowing their nose until their surgeon says otherwise. Strenuous physical activity and heavy lifting both need to be avoided as well. Patients who wear glasses are recommended to switch to contacts in order to prevent any pressure being placed on the bridge of the nose.
Multiple follow-up visits will take place in the weeks ahead to ensure that healing is progressing properly. As time passes, patients will be able to return to normal activities that they enjoyed before the surgery was performed.
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If you would like to learn more about rhinoplasty and how it may be of benefit to you and your needs, be sure to contact our facial plastic surgery center today. Dr. Geoffrey Keyes looks forward to your visit and helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.