Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure which creates balance and harmony in the face by correcting features of the nose. It also corrects impaired breathing caused by structural deviations. Houston residents of Asian descent who are seeking to improve the appearance or function of their nose should be aware of several differences that their rhinoplasty surgeon should be well-versed in treating. When looking for an Asian nose job, it’s important to ensure your surgeon understands all aspects of this procedure.

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What are the differences in an Asian nose?

An Asian person’s nose can be very different from a Western nose in that the nasal bridge is commonly lower, which makes the nose appear shorter. Even something as simple as wearing glasses can be problematic for those with very little bridge to anchor them. Asian patients also commonly have a rounder and wider nasal tip with less projection, leading to a flatter-looking nose.

The nose is a focal point on the face and in Asian patients the importance of balancing the nose in ratio to the face is an essential component to obtaining a good result. The face of an Asian patient can be relatively wider or rounder, which also contributes to the look of a wider and shorter nose. This can contribute to a flatter appearing facial profile which many Asian patients find objectionable.

Nose surgery for Asian patients requires restructuring the bridge of the nose, as well as raising and refining the nasal tip. The size of the nasal tip and how it relates to the bridge of the nose, the forehead, and cheekbones, defines an aesthetically beautiful nose. This can require cartilage grafts from the patient or a donor; implants can also be used to add structure to the nose.

Overall, the main difference between Asian and Caucasian rhinoplasty surgery is that Asian patients commonly want to augment the nose, while Caucasians usually want to reduce some feature of their nose. Dr. Correa understands how drastic changes can occur from the subtlest of changes, and thus works to perform subtle changes to produce natural results in Asian rhinoplasty.

Dr. Correa’s philosophy on Asian rhinoplasty

“Many Asian patients have what Westerners consider a very exotic beauty. However, this exotic beauty can be enhanced with Asian rhinoplasty techniques to give a beautiful aesthetic result while still preserving the traits the patient finds desirable.”

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Choosing your surgeon

The complexity of Asian rhinoplasty requires the attention of the best rhinoplasty surgeons. Dr. Correa always recommends you visit with at least a few plastic surgeons before making a final decision. After all, even if Dr. Correa has confidence in his extensive training and ability to successfully treat the differences between nasal structures among different ethnic groups, it is you that needs to have the confidence you’ve chosen the right surgeon. Come in for an initial consultation so that Dr. Bryan Correa can discuss your goals, provide treatment recommendations to actualize those goals.

What you can expect in your initial consultation:

It is very important to Dr. Correa that his patients understand all aspects of male rhinoplasty before making the decision to move forward with surgery. It is his philosophy that his success as a plastic surgeon is dependant not only on his surgical skills, but also his ability to fully understand the needs and goals of his patients. By taking the time to understand each patient’s desires, he can ensure they get the treatment or procedure that is truly right for them.

Your initial consultation with Dr. Correa will last about an hour. During this time Dr. Correa will:
  • Perform a comprehensive examination of the issues you are seeking to remedy
  • Ensure he completely understands your goals for the procedure
  • Recommend a treatment plan that encompasses your goals
  • Explain the basis for his recommendations
  • Answer any questions you have about the procedure as well as insurance coverage or financing

You will have the opportunity to examine photographs of his other patients who have undergone male rhinoplasty so you can see his work and know what to expect if you decide to proceed. Dr. Correa will discuss the changes that you can expect to achieve and make recommendations regarding the best surgical methods to use to achieve your goals. You are encouraged to ask many questions and also to share any anxiety you may be having. Attaining your goal is a team effort. You and Dr. Correa must agree on the aesthetics and methods of your surgery so that you can obtain a result that meets or even exceeds your expectations.

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