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Asian Rhinoplasty in Atlanta, GA

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What is Asian Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is considered to be one of the most difficult procedures to perform — a keen eye, close attention to detail, and an artful approach are all necessary. These are vitally important when performing an Asian rhinoplasty. With years of experience and education, plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang has a passion for helping his Atlanta, GA Asian patients create a beautiful profile. The Asian nose typically lacks cartilage, which needs to be specifically addressed during the procedure. While most Asian patients are often looking to build up the bridge of their nose and narrow the base of their nose, the lack of cartilage requires extra care during these procedures. Being aware of Asian traits and ethnic goals can help complete a successful Asian rhinoplasty. Call Dr. Mang at his Duluth, GA office for more information or to schedule a consultation today.

What are the benefits?

Getting an Asian Rhinoplasty at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery can bring our Atlanta, GA patients a number of medical and aesthetic benefits, including:

  • Reforming the nostrils
  • Fixing airways to create more ease when breathing
  • Increase or decrease the overall size of the nose
  • Change the profile shape and side view of the face

Anatomy of Asian Rhinoplasty

There are several aspects of Asian noses that differ from those of Caucasian, which makes having a plastic surgeon skilled in Asian rhinoplasty, like Dr. Mang, crucial. Knowing these defining features will help complete a successful Asian rhinoplasty.

Shape: Asian noses tend to be projected less and flatter over the bridge of the nose, which can be bothersome if you want a more defined nose. A wider and rounded tip to the nose, as well as flaring nostrils, are also the main differences between Asian and Caucasian noses.

Skin: Asian noses tend to have thicker skin than Caucasian noses, which can cause the tip of the nose to appear round or boxy, as well as more prone to scarring.

Cartilage: Cartilage, often seen as the framework of the nose, tends to be less prominent in Asian noses, again, causing the tip of the nose to be less defined.

Bones: Nasal bones in an Asian nose tend to sit more at an angle, which can cause a wide nasal vault that contributes to breathing problems.

Can I Have Asian Rhinoplasty?

If you are displeased with the shape, size, or appearance of your nose and wish to have it surgically altered while maintaining your Asian features, Asian rhinoplasty at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery may be a great option for you. If you are generally healthy, have realistic expectations, and are at least 16 years old, you may qualify for this life-changing procedure. Contact Dr. Mang at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Duluth, GA today to find out more!

How is Asian Rhinoplasty Performed?

The first step to your Asian rhinoplasty is to discuss your concerns and goals with Dr. Mang. Based on your conversation, he will be able to decide on a technique and treatment plan. This surgery is performed as outpatient surgery at our Duluth, GA office using general anesthesia. It's likely an open incision will be chosen, which means a tiny incision hidden under the tip of your nose will be created, allowing for access to the underlying structure of your nose. If there is not enough cartilage for the surgery, Dr. Mang will source tissue from another area of your body, like the ribs or ear. From there, Dr. Mang will create the desired shape you're looking for in the bridge and tip of your nose. If you have a wide nasal base, the incision will be made between the nose the groove of the cheek, which will allow Dr. Mang to narrow the base of the nose.

What Can I Expect after My Asian Rhinoplasty?

After your procedure, you will be sent home to rest and recover. Dr. Mang may set you with a splint on the outside of your nose, or inside your nostril to help hold the shape of your redefined nose. While this isn't typically considered an extremely painful procedure, you will likely experience bruising and discomfort during the first few days of recovery. Dr. Mang or one of his team members will schedule a follow-up appointment for about a week after your surgery so Dr. Mang can check on your progress, and remove stitches and splints. You can expect swelling to be mostly gone after about four months, in which you can enjoy your new facial profile for years to come.

Asian Rhinoplasty FAQ

Is Asian rhinoplasty permanent?
As with any rhinoplasty procedure, after the healing process is complete, the work done will permanently integrate with your nose.

How is Asian rhinoplasty different from other types of rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty for Caucasians typically has the opposite goal of Asian rhinoplasty. For Caucasians, the procedure is usually to reduce a nose that is considered too large. Asian rhinoplasty, on the other hand, is meant to enhance the size and shape of the nose. Some techniques that work well for Western noses don't work for Asian noses and may lead to complications. Also, Asian noses don't have the same amount of cartilage so some cartilage may be harvested from the ribs or ears. That's why Dr. Mang uses specialized techniques and an artist's eye that seamlessly combines Asian physiology and beauty aesthetics to create graceful, natural-looking results.

Is Asian rhinoplasty painful?
The first two days after any rhinoplasty procedure can be the most difficult with some patients experiencing mild discomfort and pain. Dr. Mang may prescribe pain medications, however, many patients will do just fine with OTC pain relievers. Some common discomfort experienced post-rhinoplasty can include:

  • Bruising
  • Headaches
  • Swelling or "puffiness"
  • Nosebleeds

How long does Asian rhinoplasty take to heal?
The initial recovery phase after an Asian rhinoplasty procedure is normally 1 – 2 weeks. After that time, you will be able to begin resuming your daily routine. However, full recovery can take as long as nine months to a year or longer to achieve complete healing.

Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?
Although Asian rhinoplasty to improve your appearance is not covered by insurance, functional rhinoplasty that is medically necessary to improve your breathing may be covered by insurance. If you are considering using your insurance, please tell Dr. Mang during your consultation. We can help you submit any needed information and paperwork to your insurance to process your claim.

Are there nonsurgical options to change my nose?
To smooth lumps and bumps on your nose, a wrinkle filler (like Juvéderm or Restylane) may be an option. A filler can temporarily correct minor imperfections on your nose, which may help you decide if you want to proceed with rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for larger changes, long-lasting results, and to adjust the internal structure of the nose for better function. During your consultation, Dr. Mang can tell you more about nonsurgical nose reshaping.

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Improve Your Profile, Maintain Your Heritage

Rhinoplasty is popular among many men and women because it can balance out facial features and create a gorgeous profile. At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Mang is able to perform Asian rhinoplasty to give his Atlanta, GA Asian patients that same beautiful profile while maintaining their unique ethnic traits. A custom treatment plan allows our patients the ability to create the look they've always desired while maintaining their heritage. Call our Duluth, GA office today to learn more about Asian rhinoplasty or to have any of your questions about cost, financing, and insurance answered.

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