What is Asian Rhinoplasty?

In an Asian face, no feature commands more attention than the nose. It takes center stage and is often the first facial feature other people notice. There are some significant differences between the Asian nose and those of their Caucasian counterparts: height of the bridge, width of the tip and the nostrils among them. A lot of Asian noses require greater height and projection, as well as refinement of the tip and nostrils while Caucasian noses quite often require some form of reduction.

Of course, there are many cultural and personal aesthetic preferences and subtle differences that should also be taken into account. Your nose is unique to you, and we want to ensure your rhinoplasty will be too. We don’t look to change the features that make your face unique, but instead seek to leave you with natural looking results, so you will still look like yourself, but in a more aesthetically pleasing way.

What Makes an Asian Rhinoplasty Different?

The term Asian Rhinoplasty came about because the Caucasian nose and the Asian nose are very different – Asians typically have shorter noses that can be wider at the base with less projection than the average Caucasian nose.

What Asian and Caucasian patients are looking to achieve from their rhinoplasty procedures are also vastly different – Caucasian patients are typically seeking a way to reduce or balance a ‘dorsal hump’ while Asian patients want a way to increase the height of their nose bridge and definition of the nose tip.

Treating the Concerns of Asian Patients with Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Non-surgical Asian Rhinoplasty is unique and requires not only specialized expertise but also a keen eye for Asian beauty. The ideal nose is not just tall and projected but should also look natural and balanced regardless of the angle it is viewed from. Some of the distinct characteristics of Asian noses are easy to see while others extend deep below the skin’s surface. The Asian nasal framework and nasal bones typically differ from other ethnicities.

A low nasal bridge places more emphasis and brings attention to the nasal tip, giving it the appearance that it is bigger than it truly is. If the bridge is made higher and defined better, the tip is no longer the major visible part of the nose. A well-defined bridge brings the tip into proportion with the rest of the nose, diminishing its appearance so that it no longer attracts as much attention. A more defined bridge also gives the nose a stronger appearance and in turn makes the face more proportional and symmetric.

Giving Better Definition to the Tip of the Nose

Compared to other ethnic groups, the tip of the Asian nose tolerates slightly less definition and projection and is found to be rounder.

Changing the size and definition of the nose tip isn’t easy, but it can be done in many cases. Bringing more definition to the tip requires careful filler injections so that there is no overall increase in size. Hyaluronic acid injections can also help to reduce the size of the tip, making it appear less rounded and more square.

Male Non-Surgical Nose Job

Miguel came in to straighten out his nose and give it a more symmetrical look. After a quick 15-minute procedure, he is looking handsome as ever.

Watch to see his huge smile once he enjoys the results. Thanks for coming in Miguel, we love your bright smile and hope you’re enjoying your new look.

Why is Non-Surgical Asian Rhinoplasty a Popular Choice?

  • Easy and quick. On average the procedure takes less than 10 minutes
  • The procedure is relatively painless
  • Compared to rhinoplasty plastic surgery, the procedure is affordable
  • You will see the results immediately afterwards
  • More or less filler can be injected into certain areas to customize the appearance of the nose

How is the Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Procedure Performed?

  • Nose shape is designed and marked on the nose based on your personal requirements
  • A local anesthetic is injected in the nose so that the filler injection is painless.
  • The filler is injected carefully into the specific areas of the nose
  • Common fillers used include Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Teosyal® products
  • The filler is then molded to sculpt the desired nose shape
  • This whole procedure takes 10 minutes

What are the Complications?

The most common complications include localized injection-related bruising, needle marks, and/or swelling. This typically can last up to a week but can be disguised with makeup. Allergic reactions to the fillers also happen, but they are very rare.

Why Do Some People Bruise More Than Others?

There are some small capillaries located under the skin that are not visible to the naked eye. During the injection process, one of these capillaries can be injured which may lead to bruising.

How Long Does it Last?

Hyaluronic acid nose fillers typically last between 6 – 9 months although this can vary significantly depending on the individual and how quickly their body metabolizes the filler.

Why Choose Sharma Skin & Hair Surgery?

With extensive experience in cosmetic dermatology, aesthetic surgery and facial resculpturing, Dr. Sharma is committed to offering the best possible non-surgical Asian Rhinoplasty treatment in Edmonton.

He will take the time to outline all the details of treatment, and discuss any questions or concerns at length. It is his opinion that consultation and patient education are the most important aspects of any cosmetic treatment.