Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, should be customized to produce the best results for each patient. Due to ethnic differences, rhinoplasty cannot be approached in the same way for Asian patients as it is for Caucasian patients. Charles Lee is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed over 2, rhinoplasty procedures to help patients who want to improve the appearance of their noses.
Asian rhinoplasty is a broad term that refers to a set of rhinoplasty techniques commonly used in Asian populations. Although these techniques are well developed and documented in Asian languages, there are relatively few English-language articles on the subject, and even fewer on current debates and controversies among plastic surgeons. Knowledge of these different techniques is essential to perform an adequate rhinoplasty in Asians.
This superbly illustrated atlas, featuring approximately 2, high-quality illustrations, will help all surgeons who perform rhinoplasty in Asian patients to achieve excellent aesthetic and functional outcomes. The differences in nasal anatomy and aesthetic goals between Asian and Western individuals are clearly explained, and the surgical materials appropriate to Asian rhinoplasty are identified. The full set of techniques employed in Asian rhinoplasty are then described and illustrated step by step, taking into account the important advances achieved in recent years.
A year-old woman who underwent 3 rhinoplasties using a dorsal silicone implant and who sustained multiple infections after rhinoplasty presents with a severely contracted nose with poor skin elasticity and integrity. A, This case involved a severe contracted tip with the destruction of lower lateral cartilage and skin with soft-tissue depression due to infection lower-third deformity. B, Postoperative photographs taken 3 months after a 4-mm-thick augmentation after removal of a silicone implant and placement of a septal extension graft carved from rib cartilage. C, Illustrations of the procedures.
A, Type A: an extended spreader graft and a caudal septal extension graft are sutured on different sides of the existing L strut. B, Type B: bilateral extended spreader grafts and batten grafts are sutured on both sides of the existing L strut. C, Type C: bilateral extended spreader and caudal extension grafts are sutured on both sides of the dorsal strut with one caudal extension graft sandwiched between them.
The field of plastic surgery originally developed out of the necessity to reconstruct the human body after the destruction of war. However, injured soldiers were not the only people who desired a change in appearance. Along with eyes, the nose was the main focus for these cosmetic procedures.
In the early days of rhinoplasty many surgeons used a one-size-fits-all approach, even for non-Caucasian noses. The reshaped nose often lost the beauty of an ethnic individuality — giving every patient a similar nose. White does perform nose surgery in this manner, but takes an artistic approach based upon preserving the unique and attractive ethnic qualities that bring true beauty.
The centerpiece of your face, a well shaped nose can greatly improve your facial balance. Nose surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, nose reshaping or nose job, at our Beverly Hills clinic is performed by Dr, Kim. Our expert surgeon takes an artistic approach to finding the right balance and proportions for each patient's nose surgery.