What is Asian Nose surgery?
This is Dr. Edmund Kwan, today I will be talking about the Asian Nose surgery. Many Asian patients have bridges and noses that are flat at the tip and very droopy and wide.
The surgery involves raising the bridge of the nose. This is usually done through a nose implant in my office, by making a customized nasal implant, customized to every patient by me and placed in the dorsal or bridge of the nose.
What is the benefit of Asian Nose surgery?
If there are any bumps on the nose, they are smoothed out, and the implant is placed to achieve a nice aesthetic appearance.
However, this will not lift the tip of the nose. Many Asians have a tip of the nose that is very droopy.
To deal with the tip of the nose, cartilage is obtained from the septum of the nose, or the knife cartilage from inside the nose is removed and then used to build the tip of the nose.
This makes the tip of the nose sharper, higher, and matches the bridge of the nose giving a beautiful end result.
How long is the surgery and what are the complications involved? Surgery usually lasts about one and a half hours, and there are a few complications involved. Nose implants are the best material to be used for the bridge of the nose.
These implants are permanent, have extremely low complication rates, and there is a very high satisfaction rate among the majority of the patients.