Asian Rhinoplasty on the Trend amongst Young Asian Women

Doctors have noticed that Asian noses are built different from Caucasian noses, which comes Asian rhinoplasty. Unlike the Caucasian rhinoplasty, making the nose straighter and smaller, an Asian rhinoplasty gives the nose a more prominent and defined appearance.

More and more Asian people, mostly young Asian women, are seeking a more conspicuous looking nose for their face. According to a PrWeb release, The Vancouver Sun has reported a high interest in Asian rhinoplasty, tripling in the past few years, showing a “50% increase in clientele over the past two years”. 

How is the Asian Rhinoplasty Procedure Different from the Western Rhinoplasty Procedure?

An Asian nose and Caucasian nose are very different. The nose is broken down into three components: tip, side, and bridge. Asian noses have thicker outer skin and thinner cartilage. The tip and bridge are flatter, wider, and lacks definition. Doctors came up with the Asian rhinoplasty to increase the size, rather than decrease the size of the nose.

This procedure focuses on raising the bridge and constructing the nose to sit taller on the face, creating a point at the tip of the nose, narrowing the nostrils, and bringing the eyes slightly closer. There are many different approaches to raising the bridge of the nose, and or creating a point at the tip of the nose. Your surgeon can achieve this by using grafts from your own body. Such grafts include:

  • Hip cartilage or bone
  • Rib cartilage or bone
  • Skull bone
  • Septum
  • Ear cartilage

In addition, you may choose to raise the bridge of the nose with implants such as:

  • Porex or Gore-Tex
  • Polypropylene
  • Porous polyethylene
  • Silicone

Although this procedure is widely performed in Asia, it is becoming vastly a newer trend in the U.S. Since this procedure is a newer upcoming trend, be sure to take your time and research several board-certified plastic surgeons in your area to find out who is best experienced to handle your Asian rhinoplasty surgery.