Reshaping Asian Noses
Asian Nasal Reshaping (Asian Rhinoplasty)
Asian Rhinoplasty represents the art of reshaping a nose of Asian ethnicity while maintaining the ethnic identity. I have found that although the use of nasal implants with artificial material is quite common, it leads to an artificial harsh appearance to the nose. In addition, some patients complain about artificial implants causing pain, mobility, and they can actually extrude from the nose.
My philosophy of Asian noses is to preserve many of the ethnic features of the nose and make a nose which has softer highlights and looks natural. I do not use artificial implants because I believe that they do not create a good looking nose, can lead to infection and rejection by the body. I only use natural materials from a person's own body such as nose cartilage, ear cartilage or costal cartilage and create a nose which is softer looking in appearance, durable and natural.
The difficult nature in that what I do takes longer than placing an implant. Each portion of cartilage is precisely carved and placed so that the nose will be as supported and look as good as possible. It is much more technically difficult than the use of a nasal artificial implant. I have two scientific papers highlighting the areas where surgeons can carve grafts more effectively.
- Anil Shah, MD, FACS
- View profile page