Every nose is unique and requires specific alterations to bring it into balance with the rest of the face. This is even more true in ethnic rhinoplasty. In California ethnic rhinoplasty is a general term commonly referring to noses of Asian descent.
Asian noses tend to have fewer growth centers across the midface. This genetic predisposition reduces the height of the nose in relation to the cheeks, eyes and lips. A small nasal bridge can make wearing glasses difficult. A small nasal bridge can also make the midface appear relatively flat on the profile view. Asian noses tend to have thicker skin and nostrils that are a little wider. The nasal tips are less pointed and have less rotation These inherent differences make Asian rhinoplasty very different then nose jobs for Caucasians.
Many of our Asian patients are not looking to Westernize their nose. Instead they are seeking to augment a diminutive nasal bridge. Adding volume to a small and flat nasal bridge can have a dramatic impact on the entire face. The nasal bridge can be permanently enhanced during surgery or temporarily augmented using nonsurgical rhinoplasty. Injectable rhinoplasty is performed in the office and uses fillers such as Juvederm or Radiesse to add volume to a small nasal bridge.
Many Asian patients are seeking refinement of the nasal tip, without it looking too narrow. Frequently wide nostrils can be reduced in size making them more proportionate with the nose. Above all patients seeking Asian rhinoplasty in San Diego wish to retain the features unique to their ethnicity.
The goal of Asian rhinoplasty is simple: to enhance one’s natural features and refine the others in a way that balances the nose in harmony with the rest of the face. Achieving this goal is best performed by the hands of a specialist.
Please visit our gallery of before and after pictures of Asian rhinoplasty.
Dr. Kolstad is a San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty that improves both the nasal shape and function. If you would like to know more about facelift surgery simply schedule a consult with Dr. Kolstad at his facial plastic surgery office in La Jolla. Give us a call at 858.859.2563 to schedule your appointment today. We are conveniently located in in La Jolla between I5 and I 805. We serve men and women in La Jolla, Del Mar, San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe, Solano Beach, Encinitas and Southern California.