Asian rhinoplasty may be one of the ten most frequently performed facial cosmetic procedures worldwide. Asian rhinoplasty is a variant of ethnic rhinoplasty and you may want to have a look at “Ethnic Rhinoplasty – Nose Job in Diverse Ethnicities”.
It is certainly the type of rhinoplasty with the most frequent use of permanent synthetic implants with the concomitant deleterious consequences. Some sources report a almost twenty percent rate of early (within three months after insertion of the synthetic implant) significant (the implant got infected or extruded or had to be removed otherwise) complications when synthetic implants are used to correct some of the ethnic features of Asian noses.
The east Asian nose has some characteristic features, which make Asian rhinoplasty a much more difficult undertaking than Western rhinoplasty. Most notable are thick skin, underprojecting tip with weak tip cartilage, a relatively wide base and a low bridge. Tip and bridge have to be augmented.
The ethnic rhinoplasty patient almost always has broader and flatter nasal bones and nasal tips that are more wide and less defined. The most crucial point about ethnic rhinoplasty is to recognize that some things are weak or missing – structure, support, height of bridge, strength of tip cartilage (necessary to impart a less flat and broad look), projection of the tip while others are in excess – width of base, size of nostrils, downward rotation of tip, in short there is imbalance in the nose. The procedure of ethnic rhinoplasty is about restoring that balance by strengthening the weak parts, building up what is missing and reducing what is too much.
In our Caribbean plastic surgery clinic at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery we use only the body’s own tissue to build up the Asian nose, a natural way to do rhinoplasty. Cartilage and bone grafts require a donor site, are harder to work with, and generally do not produce as much change nor as easily as implants. However, infections with grafts from your own body are much less likely. Nearly all real catastrophes after rhinoplasty arise from the use of synthetic material in the nose.
Asian rhinoplasty can be a very rewarding undertaking if it brings the nose back into harmony with the rest of the face without “westernizing” the nose and foregoing the use of synthetic implants gives a more natural result with fewer longterm problems.
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