What makes an Asian rhinoplasty different at Cheng Plastic Surgery? Our double-board certified facial plastic surgeons come from an Asian background and because of this, they understand and focus upon preserving the balance and harmony of Asian facial features. The physical anatomy of an Asian nose vs. a Caucasian nose is fundamentally different. Dr. Jacqueline and Dr. Elbert have a profound understanding of these differences and approach each case with that in mind.
Our approach to Asian rhinoplasty: Artistry.
The subtle alteration of the nose structure should not change the nose substantially, but to alter it in a way that pleases you, while maintaining the balance and harmony of your other features. Often, in those of Asian background, the anatomy of the nasal bridge is flatter, and you may wish to make it taller and more refined. To accomplish this change, subtly and beautifully, requires a skilled surgeon with extensive knowledge of Asian facial anatomy, and the use of advanced surgical techniques to heighten the bridge without completely altering your overall aesthetic.
Are you a candidate for Asian rhinoplasty in San Jose?
If you are unhappy with some aspect of your nose structure, we invite you to meet with us. An Asian rhinoplasty, performed with meticulous surgical skills and our thorough understanding of the subtleties and differences in Asian facial structure, creates beautiful results. You must be in good general health to undergo an Asian rhinoplasty. At Cheng Plastic Surgery, we focus on patient health and safety.
What can an Asian Rhinoplasty do for me?
Improved Nasal Tip
A weak tip can be enhanced and fixed, providing more projection and definition
Strong Nasal Bridge
The bridge of Asian noses tend to have a flatter appearance and can be enhanced with harvested cartilage or implants depending upon the patient
Surgically altering the shape of the nostrils can provide more harmony and balance to the nose
More Prominent Appearance
Lengthening or enlarging the nose can provide more balance with the eyes, lips and cheeks
Your nose is the aesthetic focal point of your face.
Altering the Asian nose structure, when performed by our plastic surgeons, will be a beautiful enhancement to your overall look. Nose shape and bridge height, when altered correctly, leads to a more beautifully sculpted nose shape that creates an attractive, appealing facial balance and harmony.
Recovery from Asian plastic surgery
The first step is to meet with us so we can discuss your vision and evaluate your nose structure. We make it easier to visualize the outcome of an Asian rhinoplasty, with the help of computer imaging.
The date for your surgery will be selected. We will discuss any preparations for surgery you need to follow.
On the day of your surgery, you will arrive early, and anesthesia administered. You will not remember your operation. You will become alert when it is complete with your newly reshaped nose bandaged.
You can return home, under the care of another person, to rest and recover. Most of our patients tell us that the recovery was easier than expected.
What is the recovery from an Asian rhinoplasty?
The recovery from an Asian rhinoplasty is often far more comfortable than expected. Some bruising and swelling are expected, fading as the days pass. Plan on taking ten days to two weeks away from your usual activities to rest and recover. You will need to sleep with your head elevated on extra pillows, and avoid any straining, bending, or lifting. Your newly-reshaped nose must be protected from the sun during healing. Prescription pain medication can ease any pain in the early stages of recovery. Our surgeon will be closely monitoring your recovery.