Asian Rhinoplasty

Facial Plastic Surgeon Specializing in Asian Rhinoplasty

At Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, we specialize in Asian Rhinoplasty. Also known as a nose job, rhinoplasty in Tampa is a cosmetic procedure that alters the appearance of your nose and creates a facial balance. Rhinoplasties can solve various issues, from the size of your nose, width, negative appearance, or even issues like dorsal humps. Like any nose, Asian noses are unique and require experienced cosmetic surgeons with knowledge of Asian beauty to ensure optimal results.

Dr. Dominic Castellano is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon who has dedicated his practice to cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries of the face and neck. His extensive reputation makes him one of the most trusted and leading surgeons in the greater Tampa, FL, area. Ethnic rhinoplasties, like any rhinoplasty, require the utmost attention to detail to retain their individuality. When you choose Dr. Dominic, you’re in good hands. 

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Asian Rhinoplasty Cost

On average, the cost of Asian rhinoplasty ranges between $9,000 and $12,000. Depending on the complexity of your cosmetic rhinoplasty and specific surgeon fees, the procedure may cost more. To get a more accurate estimate of your Asian rhinoplasty, schedule an appointment with Dr. Dominic today. 

Benefits of Asian Rhinoplasty

If you struggle with low-self esteem or insecurities due to the size or shape of your nose, a rhinoplasty can help. Asian rhinoplasties can help you build up your confidence by balancing your nose shape with the rest of your face. Below we’ll outline only three of the many benefits of Asian rhinoplasty.

Natural Looking Results

At Elite Facial Plastic Surgery we don’t use one-size-fits-all nose jobs procedures. What changes work to improve a Caucasian nose or an African American nose won’t be the best approach to enhance an Asian nose. Dr. Dominic has experience helping Asian rhinoplasty patients get the balanced and natural results that compliment their Asian facial features.

Improved Nasal Appearance

Asian rhinoplasty can remedy a variety of issues and improve the appearance of your nose by: 

  • Adjusting the size of your nose
  • Fixing a dorsal hump
  • Realigning a crooked nose
  • Creating a better facial balance
  • Reducing the size of your nasal tip 
  • Reshaping your nostrils

Better Facial Balance

Common nasal concerns include a lack of bridge and tip definition. With an Asian rhinoplasty, we’ll add structure to your nose to provide sufficient projection while blending with the rest of your facial features.

Types of Asian Rhinoplasty

Depending on your cosmetic goals, Dr. Dominic will choose between the different rhinoplasty procedures to provide the best results. Below are a few of the Asian rhinoplasty procedures we offer. 

If you have a wide nose, an Asian rhinoplasty surgery can straighten, narrow, or correct the angle of your nose, which will reduce its overall size. Bone or cartilage beneath the skin can cause wide Asian noses, which can also make your face look unbalanced. 

Sometimes in a wide nose rhinoplasty, our Asian rhinoplasty surgeon breaks your nose, which is referred to as a nasal osteotomy. The reason for this is to move the cartilage and bone into a better position. If necessary, Dr. Dominic may remove tissue, which can also help reduce the size of your nose. 

If you don’t have a wide nose, you may want a rhinoplasty due to a small nose. An Asian rhinoplasty can help enlarge the nose to help balance it with the width of the face. With additional cartilage, the nose will look more in harmony with your eyes, mouth, and cheeks.

A dorsal hump reduction is one of the most common types of rhinoplasty. Dorsal humps cause a noticeable bump along the nasal bridge. This is often due to cartilage or bone irregularities that an Asian rhinoplasty can correct. 

Dorsal hump reductions often require an open rhinoplasty, so the surgeon can have optimal visibility. Dr. Dominic will need to make the necessary incision on the columella, the skin between the nostrils. Once cut open, he will sand down the cartilage and bone to remove the bump from the nasal bridge. 

A bulbous tip rhinoplasty reshapes the round or wide shape of the nasal tip. Bulbous tips are caused by misshapen or excess cartilage in the tip that is either spaced too far apart, bowed, or wide. 

Corrections to the tip of the nose usually require open rhinoplasty. During an Asian bulbous tip rhinoplasty, Dr. Dominic will remove cartilage from the bulbous tip and reshape the remaining cartilage to achieve your desired look. 

In opposition to bulbous tip rhinoplasty, you may have a weak nasal tip. Dr. Dominic adds definition to the nasal tip by adding tissue from the nasal septum.  If you desire a more dramatic change to your nose, we may opt to add cartilage in addition to tissue.

Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty

All rhinoplasty procedures, including Asian rhinoplasties, come in two forms: open and closed rhinoplasty. The complexity of your procedure will determine which method is necessary for your procedure. The main difference between the two procedures is the addition of the third incision on the columella during open rhinoplasty. 

In a closed rhinoplasty, your cosmetic surgeon makes all incisions within the nostrils, which are completely invisible from the outside. Closed rhinoplasties are best suited for minor adjustments to the shape of your Asian nose. 

In open rhinoplasties, the surgeon makes an additional third incision on the columella. The third incision is used to gain more visibility. In most cases, if our Asian rhinoplasty patients need more significant adjustments to their noses, our rhinoplasty surgeon will opt for an open rhinoplasty. 


Asian Rhinoplasty Recovery

No two Asian rhinoplasty procedures are the same. Your recovery time will depend upon the extent of your procedure and your adherence to Dr. Dominic’s post-procedure instructions. 

In the first week after your Asian rhinoplasty, soreness, swelling, and bruising in the surrounding area are all common. It’s essential during this first week to take it easy; any work, strenuous activity, bumps, or pressure can affect the results of your rhinoplasty. Rest is the best course of action during this time. 

In the second week, Dr. Dominic will remove your bandages and splint. By this time, your swelling, bruising, and soreness should start to alleviate. In addition, if your job is not strenuous, you may return to work. 

In the months after your Asian rhinoplasty, your swelling should continue to improve and eventually heal entirely. In some cases, the tip of your nose may be swollen slightly for up to a year after your procedure. After one year post-procedure, your results should be considered permanent. 

Combined Procedures

In most cases, you can combine an Asian rhinoplasty with other cosmetic procedures. Dr. Dominic is experienced in performing rhinoplasty with additional cosmetic treatments for the face. 

Rhinoplasty and Facelift

A facelift procedure lifts and tightens the skin, which can help reverse the signs of aging. In conjunction with an Asian rhinoplasty, Dr. Dominic can create a beautiful facial balance and aesthetic. 

To see how the combination of Asian rhinoplasty and facelift can remedy wrinkles, folds in the jawline, and other signs of aging, in addition to creating a beautiful facial balance, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dominic. 

Rhinoplasty and Chin Implants

The chin and the nose are two of the most prominent parts of your face, and sometimes their appearance can cause dissatisfaction or low self-esteem. A chin augmentation, in addition to an Asian rhinoplasty, can work together to correct deformities and create a beautiful, balanced facial structure. 

Dr. Dominic has years of experience performing these procedures together and can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. 

Asian Rhinoplasty FAQ

Below are some common questions you may have about Asian rhinoplasty. 

Yes, rhinoplasty is permanent. It’s important to be careful during the first few months to ensure you do not affect the results of your procedure. After a year, your Asian rhinoplasty results will be permanent. 

No, a nose job doesn’t change your smile. In the first few weeks, there will be swelling on your face, which may cause your smile to look different. However, in the long term, there will be no change to your smile. 

Yes, a primary result of an Asian rhinoplasty can be to remedy breathing problems. In addition, if you have a deviated septum, snore, sinus issues, or other breathing problems, a rhinoplasty can help. However, remedying these issues is a different type of procedure from standard cosmetic Asian rhinoplasties. 

Yes, if you aren’t following your aftercare instructions from Dr. Dominic, the likelihood that you alter the look of your rhinoplasty grows. We recommend that you DO NOT do the following: 

  • Blow your nose
  • Take showers
  • Strenuous activity
  • Bump your nose
  • Apply pressure to your nose. 

If you aren’t happy with the look of your nose or how it functions, then you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty. In addition, if you are done growing, don’t smoke, and are reasonably healthy, you are eligible for a rhinoplasty. 

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